2021 NFL roster cuts, additions: Live updates, latest news and rumors as all 32 teams finalize 53-man roster
Keep track of everything you need to know as NFL teams finalize their 53-man rosters
The NFL's cutdown deadline of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday has come and gone, as every NFL team has trimmed its roster down from 80 to 53 players in preparation for the 2021 regular season. Cam Newton's release was the headliner, but there were plenty of other notable team moves from what was an active Tuesday in the NFL.
You can check out every team's cuts in our tracker here. And while you're at it, take a look at our top landing spots for Newton, as well as recent cuts that could be hot commodities on the open market and projected rosters and starters for every team.
And the roster action around the NFL isn't likely to slow down, with the waiver wire soon going live. Teams will have until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to make any additions to the 53 roster and other transactions that will clear a spot. Keep coming back for the latest updates.
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To be clear, as I’ve said on TV a few dozen times in the past 24 hours, Mac Jones won the job in New England and Cam Newton wasn’t cut because he’s unvaccinated. But the COVID protocols — agreed to by the NFL and NFLPA — absolutely are influencing teams’ overall decision-making.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2021
Bad news for Big Blue: The Giants could be without tight end Evan Engram for roughly the first month of the season. The Athletic's Dan Duggan reports that a trip to injured reserve isn't off the table for Engram, who missed practice Tuesday with a calf injury. Landing on IR would guarantee Engram is out at least three games to start the year.
The big news from this morning: Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Cam Newton's release had nothing to do with his COVID vaccination status. Newton has not confirmed whether or not he's fully vaccinated, but he wore a mask throughout camp, indicating he is unvaccinated. This comes hours after Jaguars coach Urban Meyer suggested players' vaccination status informed Jacksonville's decision-making during final roster cuts. At any rate, Newton is a free agent, and the Pats are Mac Jones' team.