Final Cuts: NFL teams trim rosters to 53 players
With the 2012 regular season less than a week away, some 700 players will be released Friday as 32 NFL teams trim their rosters down to 53.
|Josh McCown, Tim Hightower, Roberto Wallace and D.J. Ware are some of the players released Friday. (Getty Images)|
With the 2012 regular season less than a week away, some 700 players will be released Friday as 32 NFL teams trim their rosters down to the final 53. We'll be updating this post all day long. You can follow individual teams with CBSSports.com's NFL Rapid Reports.
Jets | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: DB D'Anton Lynn, son of Jets RB coach Anthony Lynn; QB Matt Simms, son of former Giants QB Phil Simms. Other names: WR Joseph Collins, CB Donnie Fletcher, CB LeOuan Lewis, OLB Ricky Sapp, OL Paul Cornick, OL Fred Koloto, DB Julian Posey, DL Jay Richardson, TE Tarren Lloyd, WR Eron Riley, DL Damon Harrison, DL Martin Tevaseu, LB Marcus Dowtin, P Spencer Lanning, OL Matt Kroul, RB Terrance Ganaway, WR Jordan White, WR Royce Pollard, TE Hayden Smith.
Dolphins | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: WR Roberto Wallace. He was featured early in Hard Knocks as a wide receiver with unlimited but untapped potential. Apparently, Miami didn't want to wait around. Other names: NT Isakko AAitui, CB Vince Agnew, LB Ryan Baker, OT Will Barker, LB Cameron Collins, WR B.J. Cunningham, OL Ray Feinga, WR Jeff Fuller, WR Clyde Gates, LB Gary Guyton, CB Quinten Lawrence, LB Shelley Lyons, OT Lydon Murtha, DE Jamaal Westerman, WR Chris Hogan, OL Andrew McDonald, OL Chandler Burden, OL Will Barker, CB Kevyn Scott, S Anderson Russell, DE Jarrell Root.
Bills | Rapid Reports
DT Dwan Edwards, WR Marcus Easley, WR Kamar Aiken, OL Mark Asper, TE Kevin Brock, RB Zach Brown, LB Tank Carder, OL James Carmon, DE Robert Eddins, DT Jarron Gilbert, DB Isaiah Green, WR Derek Hagan, DT Kellen Heard, WR Ruvell Martin, LB Scott McKillop, P Shawn Powell, WR Naaman Roosevelt, LB Nick Saenz, OL David Snow, RB Johnny White, OL Keith Williams.
Patriots | Rapid Reports
Biggest names: WR Deion Branch, C Dan Koppen. Other names: DB Sergio Brown, OL Derek Dennis, WR Jeremy Ebert, DL Marcus Harrison, WR Jesse Holley, QB Brian Hoyer, DB James Ihedigbo, FB Eric Kettani, OL Matt Kopa, LB Niko Koutouvides, DE Aaron Lavarias, DB Derrick Martin, TE Alex Silvestro, LB Jeff Tarpinian, WR Kerry Taylor, TE Tyler Urban, OL Dustin Waldron, OL Jeremiah Warren, OL Darrion Weems, DB Malcolm Williams.
Ravens | Rapid Reports
RB Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech, S Omar Brown, Marshall, LB Josh Bynes, Auburn, LB Nigel Carr, Alabama State, G/T Jack Cornell, Illinois, WR Dorian Graham, Syracuse, G/T Cord Howard, Georgia Tech, NT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor, NT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, Kent State, G Antoine McClain, Clemson, DE Terrence Moore, Nebraska, QB Curtis Painter, Purdue, WR Logan Payne, Minnesota, S Cyhl Quarles, Wake Forest, OLB Chavis Williams, Alabama, G Tony Wragge, New Mexico.
Bengals | Rapid Reports
FB Jourdan Brooks, TE Colin Cochart, LS Bryce Davis, FB James Develin, DE DeQuin Evans, WR Vidal Hazelton, DT Nick Hayden, CB T.J. Heath, RB Daniel Herron, OL Otis Hudson, LB Grant Hunter, DE Micah Johnson, LB Emmanuel Lamur, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, DT Vaughn Meatoga, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, OL Matthew O'Donnell, QB Zac Robinson, OL Reggie Stephens.
Browns | Rapid Reports
OL Dominic Alford, DT Ronnie Cameron, WR Josh Cooper, OL Stanley Daniels, CB James Dockery, OL Garth Gerhart, DE William Green, TE Dan Gronkowski, LB Benjamin Jacobs, TE Evan Moore, DL Ernest Owusu, DL Brian Schaefering, OL Jarrod Shaw, OL Jeff Shugarts, FB Brad Smelley, LB Quinton Spears, RB Adonis Thomas, DL Kiante Tripp, QB Seneca Wallace, WR Rod Windsor.
Steelers | Rapid Reports
P Jeremy Kapinos, Trai Essex, QB Jerrod Johnson, S Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, CB Terrence Frederick, CB Josh Victorian, LB Brandon Hicks, LB Marshall McFadden, DL Corbin Bryant, DL Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, DL Jake Stoller, RB DuJuan Harris, WR Derrick Williams, WR Marquis Maze, WR Tyler Beiler, WR David Gilreath, WR Toney Clemons, OL Ryan Lee, OL John Malecki.
Texans | Rapid Reports
QB Case Keenum, C Cody Wallace, WR Jerrell Jackson, FB Moran Nelson, RB Jonathan Grimes, TE Logan Brock, LB Keith Browner, LB D.J. Bryant, DT Hebron Fangupo, NT David Hunter, WR Juaquin Iglesias, DE Delano Johnson, DL Mitch King, LB Shawn Loiseau, WR Jeff Maehl, OT Nathan Menkin, LB Rennie Moore, DB Eddie Pleasant, TE Philip Supernaw, OT Cody White. , S Troy Nolan.
Colts | Rapid Reports
WR Jeremy Ross, RB Darren Evans, TE Andre Smith, T Mike Tepper, C Zane Taylor, T Steven Baker, DT Jason Shirley, ILB Greg Lloyd, TE Kyle Miller, G Hayworth Hicks, OLB Jerry Brown, S Latarrius Thomas, DT Chigbo Anunoby, WR Kashif Moore and LS Justin Snow. Waived-Injured RB Deji Karim, DE James Aiono, OLB Tim Fugger, CB Brandon King and S Mike Newton.
Jaguars | Rapid Reports
OT Daniel Baldridge, OL Lee Barbiasz, TE Colin Cloherty, S Courtney Greene, DT Corvey Irvin, CB Rod Issac, CB Trumaine McBride, RB Richard Murphy, QB Jordan Palmer, DE Odrick Ray, OL William Robinson, LB J.K. Schaffer, RB Will Ta'ufo'ou, CB Leigh Torrence, WR Demetrius Williams.
Titans | Rapid Reports
WR Devin Aguilar, TE Brandon Barden, DT Zach Clayton, OL Kyle DeVan, NT Lamar Divens, DB Aaron Francisco, TE Cameron Graham, CB Chris Hawkins, OL Michael Jasper, WR James Kirkendoll, FB Collin Mooney, OL Chris Morris, WR Michael Preston, DT Malcolm Sheppard, DB Tracy Wilson, WR D.J. Woods.
Broncos | Rapid Reports
OL Wayne Tribeu, DE James Blatnick, DB Rafael Bush, CB Drayton Florence, LB Jerry Franklin, DT Ben Garland, OL Adam Grant, OL Ryan Harris, WR Jason Hill, OL Tony Hills, DB Duke Ihenacho, TE Cornelius Ingram, RB Jeremiah Johnson, LB Mike Mohamed, WR Greg Orton, WR Gerell Robinson, OL Sealver Siliga, CB Syd'Quan Thompson, QB Adam Weber.
Chiefs | Rapid Reports
DL Brandon Bair, DB Mikail Baker, WR Josh Bellamy, OL Patrick Bruggeman, FB Patrick DiMarco, DB Chandler Fenner, DL Amon Gordon, OL Darryl Harris, WR Junior Hemingway, DL Jerome Long, LB Gabe Miller, OL David Mims, WR Jamar Newsome, DB Terrance Parks, OL Lucas Patterson, OL Rich Ranglin, DB Neiko Thorpe, DB Donald Washington, LB Leon Williams.
Raiders | Rapid Reports
LB Kaelin Burnett, K Eddy Carmona, WR Derek Carrier, WR Brandon Carswell, DE Hall Davis, TE Kyle Efaw, DL Dominique Hamilton, OL Kevin Haslam, OL Nick Howell, LB Chad Kilgore, OL Dan Knapp, WR Eddie McGee, C Colin Miller, RB Lonyae Miller, WR Roscoe Parrish, WR Travionte Session, LB Nathan Stupar, S Curtis Taylor.
Chargers | Rapid Reports
DE Jacques Cesaire, OL Anthony Davis, OL Mario Henderson, C Colin Baxter, RB Edwin Baker, LB Bront Bird, OL Charlie Bryant, LB Ricky Elmore, LB Daryl Gamble, CB Greg Gatson, DE Logan Harrell, OL Mario Henderson, FB Jacob Hester, CB Arthur Hobbs, QB Jarrett Lee, P Robert Malone, K Nick Novak, CB DeAndre Presley, DE Damik Scafe, OL Stephen Schilling, TE Kory Sperry, WR Mike Willie.
Giants | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: DL Marcus Thomas, who joked earlier in the week that the Madden folks would change his profile photo if he made the team. Whoops. Other names: LB Greg Jones, WR David Douglas, WR Dan DePalma, DE Craig Marshall, DE Matt Broha, DT Dwayne Hendricks, LB Jake Muasau, TE Larry Donnell, OT Matt McCants, OG Selvish Capers, OG Stephen Goodin, QB Ryan Perrilloux, DB Laron Scott, RB D.J. Ware, WR Isaiah Stanback, CB Dante Hughes, OL Chris White.
Cowboys | Rapid Reports
OL Jeff Adams, LB Baraka Atkins, DE Ben Bass, WR Tim Benford, DT Robert Callaway, QB Rudy Carpenter, FB Shaun Chapas, WR Danny Coale, RB Lance Dunbar, DE Clifton Geathers, OL Harold Gunn, WR Saalim Hakim, LB Adrian Hamilton, OL Ronald Leary, LB Orie Lemon, RB Jamize Olawale, OL Daniel Loper, OT Pat McQuistan, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB Lionel Smith, TE Andrew Szczerba, DB Eddie Whitley, CB Teddy Williams.
Redskins | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: RB Tim Hightower.Other names: WR Terrance Austin, CB Travon Bellamy, FB Dorson Boyce, OT Tom Compton, OL Eric Cook, QB Jonathan Crompton, RB Tristan Davis, DT Marlon Favorite, OL Grant Garner, LB Donnell Holt, DT Delvin Johnson, LB Bryan Kehl, CB David Jones, LB Brian McNally, OT Willie Smith, CB Brandyn Thompson, DE Doug Worthington, WR Anthony Armstrong, TE Richard Quinn, RB Dorson Boyce.
Eagles | Rapid Reports
Biggest names: QB Mike Kafka, CB Joselio Hanson, WR Mardy Gilyard.Other names: S Oshiomogho Atogwe, TE Brett Brackett, LB Keenan Clayton, DT Landon Cohen, TE Chase Ford, WR Chad Hall, FB Emil Igwenagu, T D.J. Jones, WR Marvin McNutt, LB Adrian Moten, DT Ollie Ogbu, LB Ryan Rau, DE Monte Taylor, S Phillip Thomas, DT Frank Trotter, G/C Steve Vallos, G Brandon Washington, DT Antonio Dixon.
Bears | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: QB Josh McCown. Other names: LB Jabara Williams, CB Isaiah Frey, WR Brittan Golden, S Mark LeGree, DE Chauncey Davis, LB Xavier Adibi, RB Armando Allen, OT Cory Brandon, CB Cornelius Brown, WR Terriun Crump, CB Greg McCoy, DT Jordan Miller, TE Brandon Venson, CB Jonathan Wilhite, WRs Joe Anderson, OL James Brown, A.J. Greene, G Ricky Henry, TE Brandon Venson, DE Aston Whiteside.
Lions | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: CB Alphonso Smith. Other names: OL Rodney Austin, OL Pat Boyle, DE Everette Brown, DE Ugo Chinasa, P Ryan Donahue, TE David Gottlieb, WR Nate Hughes, Reshard Langford, WR Lance Long, DE Edmon McClam, LB Carmen Messina, WR Wallace Miles, CB Justin Miller, DT Tracy Robertson, WR Maurice Stovall, CB Ross Weaver, TE Austin Wells, C Dan Gerberry, CB Justin Miller, R.J. Archer, WR Patrick Edwards, G Dan Gerberry.
Packers | Rapid Reports
OL Shea Allard, WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B.J. Coleman, FB Nic Cooper, OL Andrew Datko, OL Tommie Draheim, WR Tori Gurley, OL Sampsun Genus, WR Curenski Gilleylen, DE Lawrence Guy, DB Anthony Levine, CB Otis Merrill, WR Dale Moss, DT Daniel Muir, RB Marc Tyler, OL Greg Van Roten.
Vikings | Rapid Reports
WR Emmanuel Arceneaux, DT Chase Baker, CB Chris Carr, DE Jeff Charleston, OL Chris DeGeare, FB Ryan D'Imperio, CB Bobby Felder, DB Eric Frampton, DT Trevor Guyton, RB Lex Hilliard, OL Tyler Holmes, CB Reggie Jones, OL Kevin Murphy, LB Corey Paredes, OL Austin Pasztor, DE Nick Reed, QB Sage Rosenfels, OL Quentin Saulsberry, TE Mickey Shuler, RB Jordan Todman.
Falcons | Rapid Reports
LB Pat Schiller, C Tyler Horn, CB Dominique Franks, DT Conrad Obi, LB Spencer Adkins, TE LaMark Brown, LB Rico Council, WR Drew Davis, OL Bryce Harris, FB Mike Cox, WR Drew Davis, LB Jerrell Harris, WR Marcus Jackson, CB Marty Markett, RB Dimitri Nance, DT Micanor Regis, WR James Rodgers, CB Peyton Thompson, DB Suaesi Tuimaunei, LS Joe Zelenka, WR Kerry Meier.
Saints | Rapid Reports
DE Braylon Broughton, LB Kadarron Anderson, LB Ezra Butler, WR Greg Camarillo, QB Sean Canfield, DE Alex Daniels, TE Michael Higgins, CB Nick Hixson, K John Kasay, DB Jerico Nelson, OL DeOn'tae Pannell, TE Derek Schouman, OL Alderious Simmons, WR Andy Tanner, OL Matt Tennant, LB Lawrence Wilson.
Buccaneers | Rapid Reports
S Larry Asante, S Sean Baker, WR Landon Cox, LB Rennie Curran, LB Jacob Cutrera, TE Drake Dunsmore, K Kai Forbath, OL Jamarcus Hardrick, FB Robert Hughes, FB Cody Johnson, RB Mossis Madu, DT Jordan Nix, DT Frank Okam, DT Amobi Okoye, OL Moe Petrus, TE Zack Pianalto, QB Brett Ratliff, CB James Rogers, WR Jordan Shipley, WR Tiquan Underwood, DT Teryl White, DE E.J. Wilson, G Desmond Wynn.
Panthers | Rapid Reports
WR Seyi Ajirotutu, G Bryant Browning, WR Lamont Bryant, CB Darius Butler, DT Nate Chandler, TE Joe Jon Finley, WR Jared Green, S Jonathan Nelson, LB David Nixon, DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, RB Tauren Poole, S Jordan Pugh, OL Matt Reynolds, TE Nelson Rosario, RB Armond Smith, S Reggie Smith, CB R.J. Stanford, DE Ryan Van Bergen, G Justin Wells, LB Jason Williams, G Zack Williams, LB Kion Wilson.
Cardinals | Rapid Reports
WR Stephen Williams, CB Crezdon Butler, LB Anthony Coleman, DB Blake Gideon, LB Clark Haggans, OL Russ Hochstein, DT Ricky Lumpkin, LB Colin Parker, CB Larry Parker, WR DeMarco Sampson, TE Steve Skelton, RB Alphonso Smith, LB Quan Sturdivant, DE Ronald Talley, DE Everrette Thompson, TE Martell Webb, OL Scott Wedige, LB Brandon Williams, WR Isaiah Williams, OT D.J. Young.
49ers | Rapid Reports
LB Ikaika Alama-Francis, LB Eric Bakhtiari, FB Rock Cartwright, OL Derek Hall, LB Joe Holland, DT Tony Jerod-Edie, LB Cam Johnson, QB Josh Johnson, DT Matthew Masifilo, CB Anthony Mosley, TE Kyle Nelson, OL Al Netter, WR Chris Owusu, WR Nathan Palmer, OL Mike Person, TE Konrad Reuland, WR Brett Swain, DB Michael Thomas.
Seahawks | Rapid Reports
DeShawn Shead, Korey Toomer, Lavasier Tuinei, Jermaine Kearse, Kyle Knox, Cordarro Law, Ricardo Lockette, Sean McGrath, Kris O'Dowd, Josh Portis, Phillip Adams, Pierre Allen, Allen Bradford, Deon Butler, Kris Durham, Paul Fanaika, Rishaw Johnson.
Rams | Rapid Reports
Biggest name: DE Vernon Gholston, QB Kellen Clemens. Other names: DT Cornell Banks, C Tim Barnes, QB Tom Brandstater, DE Mason Brodine, LB Aaron Brown, LB Sammy Brown, CB Kendric Burney, FB Ben Guidugli, TE Cory Harkey, OL T. Bob Hebert, DE Jamaar Jarrett, WR Nick Johnson, T Joe Long, G Bryan Mattison, FB Ovie Mughelli, TE Deangelo Peterson, RB Chase Reynolds, DE Scott Smith, OL Jose Valdez.
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