Eric Winston is on the market.
Getting rid of Winston puts pressure on 2015 second-round pick Jake Fisher, who the Bengals are hoping can finally anchor the right tackle spot opposite 2015 first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi. With expectations for Cincinnati's offense on the rise for 2017, their offensive line remains a reality check. Will it be good enough to help coordinator Ken Zampese run the type of high-flying, downfield offense he wants to?
Here's a rundown of other notable players who were released or moved by their respective teams on NFL cutdown day:
The Colts also have parted ways with linebackers Akeem Ayers and Sean Spence and placed safety Clayton Geathers on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived running back Jeremy McNichols. The Bucs drafted McNichols in the fifth round in the 2017 draft. The Bucs also waived/injured backup quarterbackSefo Liufau.
In an unexpected move, the Bears moved linebackerPernell McPhee (knee) off of the physically unable to perform list and onto the active toster.
- The Denver Broncos announced Saturday night that they have agreed to terms with former Texans (and Broncos) quarterback Brock Osweiler on a one-year deal. Osweiler was released by the Browns on Friday after joining the team via trade from Houston in the offseason. Rapoport reported that Osweiler will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, pending a physical. Cleveland will pick up the rest of his guaranted $16 million salary.
Denver also released former Pro Bowl safetyT.J. Ward. Denver also cut running backs Stevan Ridley and Juwan Thompson.
Broncos EVP and general manager John Elway told reporters that Shane Ray will be placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. The linebacker tore a ligament in his hand in July and originally was looking to return by Week 3. Now, he'll have to wait until Denver's Week 8 Monday night matchup with the division-rival Chiefs.
The Texans also offensive lineman David Quessenberry. He fought back to the field after battling cancer. If he clears waivers he can rejoin the team via the practice squad.
- The Minnesota Vikings officially released tight end Moritz Boehringer, guard Alex Boone and offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. Minnesota also placed defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on the non-football injury (NFI) list.
In addition, San Francisco, which signed wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a three-year deal in March, has released him.
- The Miami Dolphins waived punter Matt Darr, backup quarterbacks Brandon Doughty and David Fales, wide receiver Trey Griffey and defensive tackle Lawrence Okoye.
- The Atlanta Falcons placed defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List. The NFL confirmed to Pelissero that Hageman's placement is related to a criminal proceeding into a domestic violence-related incident from 18 months ago that has recently wrapped up. The league's investigation remains pending.
- The Arizona Cardinals confirmed they cut running back Chris Johnson, linebacker Jarvis Jones, wide receiver Jeremy Ross and linebacker Scooby Wright. Arizona also placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve.