Since the end of last season Manly have offloaded several big signings (though they were under contract: Sam Harris left despite being contracted - to the Tigers. Ashley Alberts was released. Kane Cleal left despite being contracted - to Souths Daniel Heckenberg left despite being contracted - to England Mitch Creary left for business reasons - though he has returned due to shortage of backs. To my knowledge we have not made any big-name signings to replace any players. This begs the question: Were we under salary cap pressure or are we off-loading non-wanted talent in order to save up for some big time future savings?? We can only speculate - though obviously Bell and Orford are big name signings. Any clues???