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NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Posted on: September 3, 2011 10:47 am
Edited on: September 3, 2011 10:15 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Getting to 53
On Tuesday, teams had to cut their roster size from 90 to 80, and while some interesting names were axed.

Included among them werelong-time San Diego long snapper David Binn, Cowboys center Andre Gurode and draft bust Vernon Gholston), and more are sure to come today.

So keep an eye on this post, where we’ll highlight the biggest names who get pink-slipped; at some point, somebody surprising is going to lose his job.

  • Though we're unsure what he did, ESPN.com is reporting that free agent running back Dominic Rhodes has been suspended by the commissioner for at least one year.
  • Browns running back Brandon Jackson has been placed on the IR list and will miss the season.
  • Receiver Donnie Avery has announced, via his Twitter page, that he's been released by the Rams. Wrote Avery: "Its been real St.Louis. I had a good 3 years. The feelings were mutual. We both thought I need a fresh start somewhere else. #NoHardFeelings"
  • The Titans have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Packers for Quinn Johnson. The move is likely in response to the four-game suspension of Tennessee fullback Ahmard Hall.
  • The Jets announce they've traded defensive back Dwight Lowery to the Jaguars for an unconditional draft pick. The Jets also have received guard Caleb Schlauderaff from the Packers for an unconditional draft pick.
  • Apparently, the Texans are planning on scoring a lot this year. They've released Brad Maynard, the only punter on the roster.
  • With the Cowboys shaving their roster to 53, kicker Shayne Graham has had the pleasure of being cut twice this preseason.
  • The Jaguars have placed backup running back Rashad Jennings on the IR list with a knee injury.
  • The Dolphins have cut cornerback Will Allen and running back Larry Johnson, according to the Miami Herald. Allen had restructured his contract and took about a $4 million paycut in base pay for 2010, but still, that wasn't enough to save him a spot on the squad. Miami could bring him back at another reduced rate.
  • According to scout.com, the Raiders have parted ways with cornerbacks Lito Sheppard and Walter McFadden.
  • Though numerous reports said the Patriots were trying to trade defensive back Brandon Meriweather, he has been cut by the team. Also, in a bit of a surprise, New England has released receiver Brandon Tate.
  • Bears tight end Desmond Clark has confirmed that he's been released. Writes Clark on his Twitter page: "I played my butt off but sometimes it's more about the business. That's what it boiled down to."
  • The Broncos have announced they've also released receiver David Anderson and defensive tackle Jeremy Jarmon.
  • According to his agent, the Patriots have released veteran running back Sammy Morris.
  • Dan Orlovsky, in contention with Curtis Painter and Kerry Collins, to back up Peyton Manning, has been cut by the Colts.
  • The 49ers have cut quarterback Josh McCown. Here's what he'll do next, according to CSN Bay Area. "I'd love to come back," McCown said. "As for right now, I'm headed home to coach (high school football in North Carolina) and will continue to stay ready."
  • With plenty of personal baggage and a terrible end to the preseason, the Broncos have cut cornerback Perrish Cox, writes Rapid Reporter Lee Rasizer.
  • Rapid Reporter Paul Dehner reports that Cincinnati has cut Max Jean-Gilles. A bit of a surprise considering Jean-Gilles was reportedly competing for a starting job. He simply didn't have a great camp.
  • The Colts have released Tommie Harris. You'll recall the Colts gave him a one-year deal after the Bears cut him in February. Though Harris is a three-time Pro Bowler, his projection has been hurt by numerous injuries in the past few seasons.
  • The Eagles have released receiver Sinorice Moss.
  • A bum hamstring has done in Titans defensive lineman Jacob Ford. He has been waived/injured.
  • New England has released defensive lineman Eric Moore -- who, at one point, seemed a pretty safe bet to make the squad.
  • The San Diego Union Tribune writes that Chargers receivers Laurent Robinson and Kelley Washington are gone.
  • The Newark Star Ledger has declared Steve Weatherford the winner in the Giants punting competition. That means Matt Dodge will be released, despite a solid preseason.
  • According to his agent, Brandon Ghee, a 2010 third-round pick for the Bengals in 2010, has been cut by Cincinnati.
  • The Broncos have released tight end Dante Rosario. He's probably surprised, considering he played the last four years for John Fox in Carolina.
  • The Gronkowski family suffered a double-whammy, as PFT reports that Dan and Chris will be released from the Lions and Cowboys, respectively.
  • Two years ago, the Cowboys gave Igor Olshansky a four-year deal worth $18 million (with $8 million in guarantees). Today, according to ESPN, the Cowboys have released him.
  • According to the Carroll County Times, the Ravens will release linebacker Tavares Gooden, despite holding trade talks with the 49ers at one point.
  • According to the Chicago Tribune, Bears running back Chester Taylor has been informed he’s been cut. Again. For real, this time. We think.
  • With the Saints maintaining a good depth of running backs (Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas), the team has placed Chris Ivory on the physically unable to perform list. After six weeks, when he’s eligible to return, New Orleans will have to make a decision about which running back is most expendable.
  • The Rams have cut 2010 fourth-round pick wide receiver Mardy Gilyard. He obviously wasn’t stellar in St. Louis, but the scribes will miss him because of his immense interview skills. As an example, this is what he tweeted when he found out the news: “Jus got released isshhh is getting real na ugh!!!!”

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Comments

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: September 3, 2011 9:04 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Who doesn't agree with this comment .  Favre always wanted to play and always did play when he was hurt.  Cutler, as we remember  him riding a stationary bike on national tv, one game away from the Bowl, wasn't going back into that playoff game.  Favre wouldn't sit - he's there to play.  Trying to make something happen, trying to win the game, slinging the ball down field  - play after play.  Orton didn't do that in the playoff game last year. The comparison between Favre and Orton isn't even worthy of a conversation.  Orton is not even close to Favre and Favre is a legend.   When Orton left that game his backup had much more momentun for the Bears then he had.  Enough said!  No comparison between Favre and Orton.



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 8:46 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Sorry e2base, but your comparison of cutler and Favre doesn't hold. You should know first off, any athlete who has his heart in the game will ALWAYS want to play, no matter what, this is the class that Favre falls into, 100% all the time. As for Favre not pulling himself out of the game and hurting his team, that my friend would be the fault of the coach; in most cases the quarterback is indeed the general, however the coach is (supposed to be) the commander in chief. Find a different comparison.



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 6:14 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Not a Bears fan but Cutler actually did get hurt.  The difference between Favre staying in vs Cutler is Farve is a much selfish player.  That said, if you can't play 100% than you really can't help your team depending on the situation and position.  Look what Favre did in NY.  Did not help his team with a bad arm. 



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 4:31 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Well at least we agree on one thing CTur31. Your front office is a joke. As for Jay quitting? I don't give a shit if he gets sacked 100 times you dont quit on your team and he did. You can't deny it. Favre got the crap knocked out of him all year too and he didnt give up. Well....maybe i shouldnt even put jay in Bret class anyway.  No comparison. Brett is a man and jay is a girl with a good spiral. I dont have any type of social network you schmuck so shut up about that. 

Chester got cut because he was making to much money. Fact. He was also the best blocking rb you had. Jay will continue to get sacked alot. Good luck  



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2011 4:19 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

tanny, go out and pick up meriweather now, plug him next to leonard. pats went out and got ellis, why not take a gamble on meariweather whos made the pro bowl the past 2 seasons? lets see it happen



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2011 3:49 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

So yeah, funny to poke fun at Mardy Gilyard's nonsensical tweet when this is, verbatim, your CBSSports opening for this article at the time I read it...

"On Tuesday, teams had to cut their roster size from 90 to 80, and while were axed.

Included among them werelong-time San Diego long snapper David Binn, center Andre Gurode and draft bust Vernon Gholston), and more are sure to come today. "

You and Giylard roommates?




Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2011 3:15 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

your wrong. Taylor will find another team. He is too good. The bears org is just stupid. I mean they are starting a QB that is a QUITTER! And that offensive line is just horrible. You'll see again this year, even with that rook. And forte will not be a top 10 RB again this year. He is an average RB at best.
worldbme,

Either you are just trying to start something or you are just not real football smart.  Chester Taylor is done!  If you watched any of his play last year you would no that.  As for Jay Cutler quiting.  That is a complete joke.  The man was sacked 52 times last year.  If he was going to quit he would have done it long before the NFC championship game. That is just a stupid comment. Stay off TWITer and you might learn something.   Matt Forte while not great back he is very good and if he is not injured he will easily be a top 10 running back this year.  The one thing I do agree with you about is the Chicago Bears front office is a complete joke.  But that has been the case for a long time.  Nothing new there.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2011 2:49 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

C. Taylor could help his two former teams ; Vikings & Ravens.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 2:39 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

Really? What do you base your comments on? Too good in what way? his 2006/07 numbers? He'll be 32 in a few weeks and his best years were 4 years ago and he hasn't produced when he's been given opportunities. With only 100-110 carries a season he should be fresh and explosive and he got 2.4 yards per carry. His yards per catch have declined each of the last 4 years. He's lost more than a step and he's done. D-O-N-E
Forte averaged 4.5 yards per carry behind the same O-line Taylor was running behind andhis yards per catch have been increasing. What's the difference? Talent and speed. The Bears O-line was terrible last year and Forte still made something out of nothing. He will have an awesome year this year if he stays healthy.




Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 2:29 pm
 

NFL cuts: Teams down to 53 by Saturday evening

your wrong. Taylor will find another team. He is too good. The bears org is just stupid. I mean they are starting a QB that is a QUITTER! And that offensive line is just horrible. You'll see again this year, even with that rook. And forte will not be a top 10 RB again this year. He is an average RB at best.


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