Colts cuts knock down roster to required 53
by Marty Gitlin |
(3:57 pm ET) The Colts have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 17 players and making other moves.

The offensive players on the list are running back David Fluellen, quarterback Chandler Harnish, wide receivers Ryan Lankford and Josh Lenz, center FN Lutz, tight ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope and guard Josh Walker.

The defensive players let go by Indianapolis are ends Gannon Conway and Tyler Hoover, linebackers Rob Ruggiero, Kelvin Sheppard, Phillip Hunt and Andrew Jackson, safety Dewey McDonald, tackles Brandon McKinney and Nnamdi Obukwelu and cornerback Sheldon Price.

The Colts waived/injured tackle Matt Hall and safety Delano Howell and placed linebacker Robert Mathis on the reserve/suspended list.

Bengals make flurry of moves Saturday
by Marty Gitlin |
(3:46 pm ET) The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

Steelers unveil final round of preseason cuts
by Chris Towers |
(3:12 pm ET) The Steelers announced their final round of cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday, as they parted ways with 22 players.

The Steelers released defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, linebackers Chris Carter, Howard Jones and Dan Molls, and defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy Philon and Nick Williams on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the team cut tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, running backs Josh Harris and Stephen Houston, wide receivers Derek Moye and Lanear Sampson, offensive linemen Graham Pocic, Will Simmons and Guy Whimper, and quarter Brendon Kay.

Connor Shaw out, Rex Grossman in for Browns
by Marty Gitlin |
(2:54 pm ET) Undrafted rookie quarterback Connor Shaw was impressive for the Browns in exhibition play, but a desire to keep veteran Rex Grossman has motivated the team to cut him.

Shaw could find his way onto the practice squad.

Lions complete cut list to pare down to 53
by Marty Gitlin |
(2:25 pm ET) The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53.

The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew.

The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton.

Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.

Eagles trim final roster to 53 players
by Chris Towers |
(1:46 pm ET) The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Quarterback, wideout bounced by Chargers
by Marty Gitlin |
(1:34 pm ET) The Chargers have released reserve quarterback Brad Sorensen and wide receiver Tevin Reese. Both were seventh-round picks - the former in 2013 and the latter in 2014.

Sorensen did not take a snap last year.

Tajh Boyd can't survive final cuts by Jets
by Marty Gitlin |
(1:20 pm ET) Rookie quarterback Tajh Boyd is among the players cut Saturday by the Jets.

Boyd, who was taken in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Clemson. He managed to complete 8 of 17 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown in the preseason.

Ravens dump two guards, one quarterback
by Marty Gitlin |
(12:40 pm ET) The Ravens have cut A.Q. Shipley, who started nine games last season, and fellow guard Ryan Jensen.

Also gone is rookie quarterback Keith Wenning as the team is set to go with two players at that position on its roster to start the regular season.

Report: Bucs dump Jeff Demps, Mike Kafka
by Marty Gitlin |
(11:12 am ET) The Buccaneers have released running back Jeff Demps and quarterback Mike Kafka, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has reported.

Demps managed one rushing attempt and three catches a year ago for Tampa Bay.

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