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Cuts roundup: Chargers waiving QB Cardale Jones

The Braxton Miller experiment is over in Houston.

The Houston Texans waived the wideout Friday, noting that the team attempted to shop Miller but found no takers.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported the news.

Houston selected the former Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver in the third round of the 2016 draft. Miller struggled to make the transition to receiver and dealt with a series of injuries that curtailed any progress.

In two seasons in Houston, Miller corralled just 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

Earlier this month, coach Bill O'Brien spoke optimistically of Miller.

"Braxton's done some good things," O'Brien said, via the Chronicle. "I think the thing with Braxton is always going to be health, staying healthy. It's going to be what does he do for us on special teams, but he's made a lot of improvements at receiver and it's a real battle at that position."

Alas, health factors and struggles to make an impact on the field led the Texans to move on.

Miller still owns enticing athleticism, and his pre-draft pedigree should lead to another team giving him a shot to live up to his potential if he can remain healthy.

Here are the other transactions worth monitoring:

  1. The Jacksonville Jaguars released second-year defensive end Carroll Phillips, Rapoport reported.
  1. The Arizona Cardinals placed veteran linebacker Arthur Moats on injured reserve, Rapoport added. Moats sprained his MCL in Arizona's third preseason game.
  1. The San Francisco 49ers waived running back Joe Williams, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The team is also cutting offensive guard Jonathan Cooper, a former first-round pick who has struggled with injuries, Rapoport reported.
  1. The Baltimore Ravenswaived wide receiver Breshad Perriman. They also placed cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste on injured reserve after he suffered a broken arm in the preseason finale. Rapoport previously reported there was hope he could have returned later in the season.
  1. The Los Angeles Chargers waived quarterback Cardale Jones on Sunday, per Rapoport. Jones lost out to Geno Smith in a competition for the backup quarterback job. Los Angeles also cut kicker Roberto Aguayo on Saturday.
  1. The Dallas Cowboys are cutting defensive end Kony Ealy, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Ealy has failed to live up to the potential he displayed during his standout performance for the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
  1. The New York Giants are waiving quarterback Davis Webb, Garafolo reports, electing to instead keep journeyman backup Alex Tanney and rookie Kyle Lauletta over the former third-round pick. New York is also cutting veteran offensive lineman John Jerry, Pelissero reported.
  1. The Cleveland Browns released tight end Devon Cajuste, linebacker Nate Orchard and wide receiver Jeff Janis. The team traded offensive lineman Shon Coleman to the 49ers for a 2019 seventh-round pick. Cleveland also waived defensive lineman Carl Nassib on Sunday.
  1. The New Orleans Saints released wide receiverBrandon Tate. The team released wide receiver Michael Floyd as part of the roster trimming to establish the initial 53-man roster. With the Saints' acquisition of Teddy Bridgewater this week, the team released quarterback Tom Savage.
  1. The Philadelphia Eagles waived embattled former second-round quarterback Christian Hackenberg, quarterback Joe Callahan, running backDonnel Pumphrey, running back Matt Jones. Philly also released wide receivers Kamar Aiken and Markus Wheaton and defensive end Steven Means.
  1. In addition to Braxton Miller, the Houston Texans cut veteran Shane Lechler and quarterbackJoe Webb and waived wide receiver Quan Bray, guard David Quessenberry and kickerNick Rose.
  1. The Carolina Panthers released veteran running back Kenjon Barner. The Panthers are acquiring offensive tackle Corey Robinson via a trade from the Detroit Lions. Robinson gives the Panthers much-needed depth on the O-line.
  1. The Miami Dolphins kept quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and David Fales on the final 53-man roster. The team released former starting corner Tony Lippett, Rapoport reported. Miami also traded defensive back Jordan Lucas to the Kansas City Chiefs for a seventh-round draft pick in 2020, the team announced.
  1. The Buffalo Bills are parting ways with wide receiver Corey Coleman, Rapoport reports. Coleman was traded to Buffalo from Cleveland last month.
  1. The Chicago Bears released defensive back Doran Grant, a former fourth-round pick, and linebacker John Timu, Rapoport reported. Chicago also released center Hroniss Grasu, a former third-round pick, Rapoport added.
  1. The Denver Broncos are waiving quarterback Paxton Lynch, Pelissero reported. Denver also waived linebacker Zaire Anderson,'s Herbie Teope reported, per a source informed.
  1. The Minnesota Vikings are waiving wide receiver Chad Beebe, Pelissero reported.
  1. The Detroit Lions waived quarterback Jake Rudock, meaning Matt Cassel will be the team's backup signal-caller this season. The Lions also are releasing cornerback DeShawn Shead, a source told Rapoport. He had been battling back from an injury.
  1. The New England Patriots are cutting cornerback Cyrus Jones, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reported. The team is also placing rookie wide receiver Braxton Berrios on injured reserve because of an undisclosed injury, Rapoport reported. Quarterback Danny Etling also was cut, Pelissero reported.
  1. The Tennessee Titans cut quarterbackLuke Falk, wide receiver Deontay Burnett and offensive lineman Nico Falah.
  1. The Cincinnati Bengals cut veteran defensive end Michael Johnson and placed quarterbackMatt Barkley on injured reserve. They also waived tight end Moritz Bohringer.
  1. The Indianapolis Colts released defensive end John Simon, running back Branden Oliver, tackle Austin Howard and wide receiver Cobi Hamilton.
  1. The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran quarterback Landry Jones before the cutoff deadline.
  1. The Seattle Seahawks are taking pass rusher Dion Jordan off of the PUP list and placing him on the active roster, Rapoport reported.
  1. The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback David Amerson, linebacker Frank Zombo and quarterback Matt McGloin.
  1. The Oakland Raiders released receiver Martavis Bryant, defensive end Mario Edwards and quarterback EJ Manuel.
  1. The Arizona Cardinals released receiver Brice Butler and kicker Matt McCrane, who lost the position competition to veteran kicker Phil Dawson.
  1. The Washington Redskins released running back Kapri Bibbs, receiver Brian Quick, defensive tackle Phil Taylor and tackle T.J. Clemmings.
  1. The New York Jets released running back Charcandrick West, center Travis Swanson and kicker Taylor Bertolet, who lost out to kicker Jason Myers.
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