NFL teams have trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit. Here is a breakdown of the day's moves ...
Dolphins let go of two veterans
MIAMI -- Fullback Cory Schlesinger and wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim were among 22 players cut Saturday by the Miami Dolphins, who had 13 rookies make their 53-man roster. Schlesinger had been expected to start after being acquired as a free agent in the offseason. * *
Seymour placed on PUP list
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots activated tight end David Thomas off the PUP list and announced the release of 21 players. The team also placed defensive lineman Richard Seymour on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and placed rookie linebacker Oscar Lua on the reserve/injured list. * *
Bengals cut Johnson, make trade for backup QB
CINCINNATI -- No. 2 quarterback Doug Johnson was released Saturday by the Cincinnati Bengals, who replaced him by getting Ryan Fitzpatrick from the St. Louis Rams for a conditional draft pick. Johnson was dumped a day after he threw a pair of interceptions in a 14-6 preseason loss to Indianapolis. * *
Browns dump Dorsey; CB Baxter makes team
BEREA, Ohio -- Cornerback Gary Baxter made the roster and gets to continue his attempt to make history and return from a pair of torn patellar tendons suffered Oct. 22 in a game vs. Denver.
Backup quarterback Ken Dorsey wasn't as fortunate, losing out to Derek Anderson, as the team's third quarterback on the roster. Dorsey was a valuable mentor to rookie Brady Quinn during the preseason. * *
The former Ohio State star was not among the 20 players released as the defending AFC North champions cut the roster down to the mandatory 53-man limit. * *
Additionally, the Steelers traded a 2008 conditional draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons for return specialist/cornerback Allen Rossum. Rossum, a 2005 Pro Bowl selection as a special teams returner, holds the Falcons record for career punt return yards (1,723), career kickoff return yards (5,489) and career punt returns for touchdowns (2). More ...
Cuts leave Colts thin at RB
INDIANAPOLIS -- DeDe Dorsey was one of the final players cut, leaving Indianapolis with Canadian Football League veteran Kenton Keith behind Joseph Addai at running back. * *
JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville Jaguars today released 19 players including quarterback Byron Leftwich, traded RB Alvin Pearman, and placed two players -– DE James Wyche (groin) and WR Mike Walker (knee) on injured reserve. The other veterans included in today's cuts were G Dan Connolly, S Jamaal Fudge, LB Nick Greisen, DT Seth Payne, WR Charles Sharon, CB Bruce Thornton and CB Dee Webb. * *
Texans release McCardell, Lundy
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans released 20 players on Friday, including Keenan McCardell, Chad Stanley, the only punter in franchise history, and quarterback Jared Zabransky, who helped lead Boise State to a thrilling 43-42 overtime win over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.
The Texans also released second-year running back Wali Lundy, their starter a year ago, and veteran defensive backs Tyrone Poole and Dexter McCleon. * *
Those informed of their release Saturday included safety Tra Battle, center Mark Bihl, running back Eldra Buckley, wide receivers Greg Camarillo and Mark Simmons, defensive ends Andre Coleman, Keith Grennan and Derreck Robinson, safety Bhawoh Jue, offensive tackles Cory Lekkerkerker and Tony Pape, defensive tackle Louis Leonard and linebackers Antwan Applewhite, Nick Roach and Jyles Tucker. * *
The Cowboys also cut 20 other players, including rookie quarterbacks Matt Moore and Richard Bartel, to get their roster to the mandatory 53 players. All eight players drafted in April made the team, including rookie kicker Nick Folk. * *
Former Olympic skier cut
PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Bloom fared better on the slopes than a football field. The two-time Olympic skier was among 22 players cut by the Philadelphia Eagles to reach the 53-man roster limit on Saturday. A fifth-round draft pick in 2006, Bloom never played a down in the regular season. * *
Wynn followed linebacker Lemar Marshall and defensive tackle Joe Salave'a out the door as the Redskins sought to improve a defense that ranked 31st in the league last season. * *
Chicago waived the following players: Running back Josh Allen, wide receivers David Ball and Drisan James, defensive ends Copeland Bryan and Chris Frome, defensive tackles Tory Collins and Antonio Garay, safety Tyler Everett, cornerbacks Greg Fassitt and Tim Mixon, quarterback Chris Leak, tackle Mark LeVoir, tight ends Fontel Mines and Brett Pierce, guard Anthony Oakley, guard Tyler Reed, safety Andrew Shanle and linebacker Danny Verdun Wheeler. More ...
Lions release Mr. Irrelevant
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions announced today that they have activated RB Kevin Jones off the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. The team also placed G Frank Davis on the Reserve/Injured list and released 21 players. The Lions also released Ramzee Robinson, who was the final pick in April's draft. More ...
TE gets hurt in preseason finale, then gets cut
TAMPA, Fla. -- Paris Warren played well in the preseason but his dislocated ankle in the finale while scoring the game-winning TD caused him to get cut.
Saturday's cuts definitely included some more points of interest. The Buccaneers kept four quarterbacks, for instance, and seven of the 10 players they drafted last April. * *
In his two previous seasons with the Panthers, Shelton carried just eight times for 23 yards and never established himself as the dominant power runner the team hoped he'd become. * *
Quarterback Tyler Palko was also cut, although he appeared to be a strong candidate for the team's practice squad should he clear waivers. * *
Rookie Davis among 21 players cut by Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Rookie linebacker Buster Davis was among 21 players cut Friday as the Arizona Cardinals reduced their roster to the 53-man limit. Davis was Arizona's third-round draft pick out of Florida State and was signed to a three-year, $1.7 million contract. * *
Rams cut 11, including Denzel Washington's son
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams cut 11 players on Friday, including sixth-round draft pick Ken Shackelford and running back J.D. Washington, the son of actor Denzel Washington. Shackelford, an offensive tackle from Georgia, was the 190th player selected in last April's draft. * *
Tubbs placed on IR
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks placed Marcus Tubbs on injured reserve Saturday, meaning they have lost the hard-luck defensive tackle for the season.