Dundee United striker Jim McIntyre is the latest big earner to be told to leave the Scottish Premier League club.
Jim McIntyre has been out injured since February
Player-manager Craig Brewster this week told Paul Ritchie, David Fernandez and Derek McInnes to find new clubs.
And Brewster told The Sun: "I've told Jim he can go. I'm not going to go into the reasons why.
"But he'll speak to the chairman next week to sort out a package. He played the first two games for me then got injured, so it was a big decision."
Brewster indicated that others could be leaving the club in the summer after a disappointing campaign.
"It has been a hard time for the players this week and there is a lot of uncertainty flying around," he said.
"But I'll wait until the end of the season before making my mind up about the other ones.
"The onus is now on all of them to show they are worth keeping."
Meanwhile, defender David McCracken has pleaded with Brewster to judge him on his performances at centre-half instead of full-back.
The 25-year-old has been deployed as a makeshift right-back over the past month and admits that his performances have not been the best.
"The gaffer has been forced to play me at right-back, but I'm a centre-half, everyone can see that," he said.
"I don't mind helping the team out and have been doing my best, but it's unfair to judge me when I'm out there.
"When I go back into the middle, I'm confident of proving that I'm worth a place in the squad for next season.
"Obviously it has been well-documented what has happened this week and we all know there are likely to be more cuts.
"It's just a case of everyone working hard and hoping to catch the manager's eye."
Meanwhile, after talks with his manager, McInnes decided to sit out Saturday's game against Livingston in order to allow the club's youth a chance.