The Chiefs signed linebacker Orie Lemon to the practice squad Wednesday. Lemon takes the spot of Nico Johnson, who was signed to the Bengals' active roster Wednesday.
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday. The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson. Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith. The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.
The Cowboys have 13 players out of uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, including some who have been battling injuries through the preseason. Defensive backs Morris Claiborne (shoulder), Jeff Heath, Johnny Thomas, Matt Johnson and B.W. Webb; linebackers DeVonte Holloman (neck) and Orie Lemon; defensive linemen Henry Melton (groin), Terrell McClain (ankle), and Demarcus Lawrence; tight end Gavin Escobar (shoulder) and offensive lineman Darrion Weems are all inactive Saturday.
The Cowboys put linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) on injured reserve and waived defensive tackle Drake Nevis and linebacker Kyle Bosworth. Dallas also cut running back George Winn from its practice squad. Linebacker Orie Lemon re-signed with the team after being cut last week.
The Cowboys waived linebacker Orie Lemon Saturday, to make room on the active roster for the activation of defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) from injured reserve.