Cutdown day has come and gone in the NFL as every club has now trimmed down their rosters to 53 players to begin the 2019 season. As they essentially sliced rosters in half, there's naturally plenty of talent that gets left on the cutting room floor for various clubs.
What's the saying? One man's trash is another man's treasure. For some NFL teams, they're hoping that rings true with waiver claims coming down the transaction wire on Sunday afternoon.
It is important to note that this is simply the first shoe to drop for these teams as there also needs to be a corresponding move to fit them on the 53-man rosters.
Here's a rundown of the latest edition of musical chairs going on in the league and where players have been claimed as the first official wave of the waiver period comes to a close.
DeShone Kizer lands with the Oakland Raiders
Cardinals sure up offensive line with top waiver priority
Along with the additions of Murray and Toth, Tom Pellissero of the NFL Network reports that Arizona claimed former Bears defensive end Jonathan Bullard off waivers. Defensive backs Kevin Peterson and Charles Washington were also claimed.
Redskins bring in former Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood
ESPN is reporting that Smallwood was claimed by NFC East rival Washington.
Broncos add another QB to the mix behind Joe Flacco
The Broncos are bringing in another quarterback to compete behind Flacco. According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, the Broncos claimed QB Brandon Allen and TE Andrew Beck.
Jets land their kicker
Source confirms Jets claimed former Vikings kicker (and punter) Kaare Vedvick off waivers, as @FieldYates said. NYJ interested in Vedvik the past two offseasons.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 1, 2019
They wanted to trade for him a few weeks ago. Offered a conditional late-round pick. Vikings gave up a 5th rounder
Vedvick's time with the Vikings was short-lived. The team released him after just two weeks in Minnesota where he went 1-for-4 on field goal attempts. Along with Vedvick, New York also claimed receiver Braxton Berrios, defensive end John Franklin and defensive back Bennett Jackson.
Bengals add to their offense
The Bengals claimed former Cardinals WR Pharaoh Cooper and RedskinsRB Samaje Perine, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 1, 2019
Browns net themselves a former third-round linebacker
Cleveland claimed former Bengals third round pick Malik Jefferson and added more depth.
Dolphins continue to reshape their roster by adding five players
Dolphins' shakeup continues: Miami claimed five players on waivers today, including two from the Patriots.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019
DE Trent Harris from New England.
DB Ken Webster from New England.
LB Deon Lacey from Buffalo.
DE Avery Moss from the Giants.
DB Steven Parker from the Rams.
Lions claimed former Seahawks' RB J.D. Mckissic on wiavers from Seattle, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019
Colts bring in corner Ryan Lewis, do not targets QB
Colts may simply be rolling with Jacoby Brissett under center to start the year. As for Lewis, he's a former undrafted free agent out of Pitt in 2017. Spent the 2018 season with the Buffalo Bills and totaled 15 tackles, three passes defended and tow forced fumbles over seven games played.