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NFL cuts for all 32 teams: Who's in and who's out

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The NFL, which opens the 2019 season on Thursday night, went through the final rite of passage of the preseason on Saturday: cut-down day. Rosters must be trimmed from 90 to 53 players. This is a look at the biggest move for every team and who got cut.

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AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills

The biggest news of the weekend was the release of two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy. After months of publicly backing McCoy as their starter, the Bills decided a backfield featuring Frank Gore and rookie Devin Singletary were their best options. A league source said Buffalo prefers the idea of Singletary learning from Gore, regardless of how the two split the workload. General manager Brandon Beane said the Bills explored the idea of trading McCoy once they decided to part ways with him, but ultimately didn't find the right fit and wanted to afford him the opportunity to choose his next destination. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

Traded: OL Wyatt Teller, C Russell Bodine
Waived/released: DT L.T. Walton, WR Nick Easley, WR Victor Bolden, CB Denzel Lewis, OL Demetrius Rhaney, TE Keith Towbridge, DT Roderick Young, S Abraham Wallace, CB Captain Munnerlyn, OL Erik Magnuson, CB Lafayette Pitts, CB Ryan Lewis, RB LeSean McCoy, OL Jarron Jones, LB Deon Lacey, RB Marcus Murphy, DT Kyle Peko, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, QB Tyree Jackson, DE Sam Acho, S Kurt Coleman, RB Senorise Perry, TE Nate Becker, TE Kyle Carter, DE Jeff Holland
Reserve/suspended: DE Mike Love, OL LaAdrian Waddle, LB Vosean Joseph, LB Tyrel Dodson, RB Senorise Perry


Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins kept seven undrafted free agents and all six draft picks. Getting rid of Dwayne Allen, Tank Carradine and Brice Butler on Saturday, along with T.J. McDonald, Akeem Spence, Jordan Mills and Clive Walford earlier this week, shows the direction Miami is going in 2019. Allen might be the most notable of the moves, as he was signed as a free agent from New England in March with the expectation that he would be Miami's starting tight end and help install the offense. Allen's injuries kept him off the field and it cleared the way for a quartet of young tight ends. -- Cameron Wolfe

Waived: QB Jake Rudock, WR Isaiah Ford, CB Torry McTyer, S Maurice Smith, CB Jalen Davis, DT Joey Mbu, CB Cornell Armstrong, LB Quentin Poling, LB Tre Watson, DE Dewayne Hendrix, WR Trenton Irwin, OL Michael Dunn, WR Reece Horn, CB David Rivers, DT Cory Thomas, OL Kyle Fuller, OL Aaron Monteiro, LS Wes Farnsworth, RB Kenneth Farrow, OT Jaryd Jones-Smith, OL Durval Queiroz Neto, DT Jamiyus Pittman, LB Tyrone Holmes, LB Nick DeLuca, WR T.J. Rahming, OL Tony Adams, CB Nik Needham, LB Terrance Smith
Released: TE Dwayne Allen, DE Tank Carradine, WR Brice Butler, CB Tyler Patmon
Physically unable to perform: Robert Nkemdiche, Cordrea Tankersley


New England Patriots

Releasing veteran QB Brian Hoyer was the most notable, and it means 2019 fourth-round draft choice Jarrett Stidham is the top (and only) backup to Tom Brady. Stidham played well in the preseason, totaling 218 snaps to 48 for Hoyer, which reflected how Bill Belichick and the coaching staff were taking a long look at Stidham. But Hoyer also played well in his limited opportunities, and going with one backup behind Brady is risky in the sense that no 42-year-old quarterback has ever started all 16 regular-season games. Belichick traditionally likes to keep just two quarterbacks, but in 2011 (Ryan Mallett) and 2016 (Jacoby Brissett) he kept a third layer of insurance. -- Mike Reiss

Waived: TE Stephen Anderson, FB Andrew Beck, WR Braxton Berrios, RB Nick Brossette, OT Cole Croston, WR Ryan Davis, C Tyler Gauthier, LB Terez Hall, DE Trent Harris, S A.J. Howard, OT Martez Ivey, FB Jakob Johnson, DE Ufomba Kamalu, OT Cedrick Lang, LB Calvin Munson, WR Damoun Patterson, LB Christian Sam, TE Eric Saubert, OT Dan Skipper, OT Tyree St. Louis, DT Nick Thurman, DB Ken Webster, LB Scooby Wright III
Released: C James Ferentz, QB Brian Hoyer, DT David Parry, WR Demaryius Thomas
Non-football injury/physically unable to perform: OT Yodny Cajuste, WR Cameron Meredith
Injured reserve: C David Andrews, G Hjalte Froholdt, S Malik Gant, DE Derek Rivers
Reserve/suspended: TE Lance Kendricks, TE Benjamin Watson
Traded: CB Keion Crossen, CB Duke Dawson


New York Jets

The decision to cut third-round pick Jachai Polite is surprising because teams rarely give up this quickly on picks that high. New GM Joe Douglas, who didn't draft Polite, didn't rate him as highly as his predecessor, Mike Maccagnan. The Douglas regime had preconceived questions about his work ethic and commitment to football. Polite had a chance to change the perception, but he managed only three tackles in 100 defensive snaps in the preseason. He also failed to establish a role on special teams. This was a loud message: The new sheriffs in town will emphasize culture and hold players accountable. The Jets are desperate for an edge rusher, yet they cut loose a player who recorded 11 sacks last season in the SEC. What does that tell you? Three other former Maccagnan picks were jettisoned, too, including RB Elijah McGuire. -- Rich Cimini

Waived: QB Luke Falk, QB Davis Webb, RB Valentine Holmes, RB Elijah McGuire, WR Quincy Adeboyejo, WR Deontay Burnett, WR Charone Peake, WR Jeff Smith, WR Tim White, OT Calvin Anderson, OL Ryan Anderson, OL Ben Braden, OL Wyatt Miller, G Jordan Morgan, OT Eric Smith, C Jon Toth, DL Justin Alexandre, DL Trevon Sanders, DL MyQuon Stout, LB Jame Burgess, LB Jamey Mosley, LB Jachai Polite, LB Anthony Wint, CB Alex Brown, CB Kyron Brown, CB Tevaughn Campbell, CB Mark Myers, S Godwin Igwebuike, S Derrick Kindred, P Matt Darr
Released: WR Deonte Thompson, TE Eric Tomlinson, LB Stephone Anthony, CB Marcus Cooper
Traded: CB Parry Nickerson (Seattle)
Non-football injury: CB Blessuan Austin
Reserve/suspended: TE Chris Herndon, LB Brandon Copeland

AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens

Defensive lineman Willie Henry, selected in the fourth round in 2016, started training camp working with the first-team defense. But he was cut Saturday. Henry disappeared in the preseason, making only one tackle in four games. Still, Henry showed promise in 2017, when he totaled 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Baltimore is keeping only five defensive linemen, its fewest in five years. The Ravens decided to go thin up front on defense in order to keep a third quarterback (impressive rookie Trace McSorley), young depth on the offensive line (guard Patrick Mekari and tackle Greg Senat) and a dozen defensive backs. That meant the Ravens had to part ways with Henry, DE Zach Sieler (Ozzie Newsome's final draft pick as general manager) and DT Gerald Willis, a high-profile undrafted rookie. -- Jamison Hensley

Waived: DT Willie Henry, QB Joe Callahan, K Elliott Fry, RB Tyler Ervin, RB De'Lance Turner, FB Christopher Ezeala, WR Sean Modster, WR Antoine Wesley, TE Charles Scarff, TE Cole Herdman, OL R.J. Prince, OL Marcus Applefield, DT Gerald Willis, DE Zach Sieler, OLB Aaron Adeoye, ILB E.J. Ejiya, ILB Donald Payne, CB Maurice Canady, S Bennett Jackson, CB Terrell Bonds, WR Joe Horn Jr., WR Jaylen Smith, LS Matt Orzech, LB Silas Stewart, G Patrick Vahe, G Isaiah Williams and OT Darrell Williams
Released: S Brynden Trawick, WR Michael Floyd, OLB Shane Ray
Waived/injured: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, P Cameron Nizialek
Injured reserve: CB Tavon Young, RB Kenneth Dixon, OL Randin Crecelius, ILB Alvin Jones, CB Fish Smithson


Cincinnati Bengals

A strong showing in the final two preseason games earned rookie quarterback Jake Dolegala a temporary spot on the roster. The undrafted free agent out of Central Connecticut State earned the third spot on the depth chart after completing 69.8% of his passes for 347 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Dolegala's finish to the preseason earned him a continued stay in Cincinnati behind starter Andy Dalton and fourth-round pick Ryan Finley, who will be No. 2 quarterback when the season starts. -- Ben Baby

Waived: LB Curtis Akins, C Kirk Barron, TE Moritz Bohringer, CB Jordan Brown, WR Ventell Bryant, CB Anthony Chesley, WR Cody Core, S Demetrious Cox, LB Deshaun Davis, LB Noah Dawkins, RB Jordan Ellis, OT Justin Evans, RB Quinton Flowers, TE Jordan Franks, LS Dan Godsil, CB Davontae Harris, LB Malik Jefferson, S Tyree Kinnel, CB Tony Lippett, C Brad Lundblade, WR Stanley Morgan, DT Dare Odeyingbo, DT Christian Ringo, WR KeiVarae Russell, TE Mason Schreck, WR Hunter Sharp, LB Sterling Sheffield, OG Keaton Sutherland, DE Immanuel Turner, K Tristan Vizcaino, G Christian Westerman
Released: G John Jerry
Injured reserve: RB Rodney Anderson, QB Jeff Driskel
Physically unable to perform: CB Darqueze Dennard, OT Jonah Williams
Reserve/suspended: OG Alex Redmond


Cleveland Browns

Fan favorite Jamie Gillan, an undrafted rookie out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, stunningly beat out incumbent punter Britton Colquitt, who was a Pro Bowl alternate last season. Nicknamed "The Scottish Hammer" after his native Scotland, Gillan grew up playing rugby and impressed all training camp, including unloading a booming, 74-yard punt in a preseason game. Gillan making the team means the Browns will, interestingly, be rolling with a pair of rookies on special teams, including place-kicker Austin Seibert, whom Cleveland drafted in the fifth round this year. Seibert struggled early in training camp before coming on strong over the past week. Pairing Gillan and Seibert might seem risky, but because of their talent, the upside is high. -- Jake Trotter

Released: WR Dorian Baker, DT Brandin Bryant, TE Stephen Carlson, TE Seth DeValve, OT Brian Fineanganofo, RB Trayone Gray, LB Willie Harvey, S J.T. Hassell, WR Ishmael Hyman, CB Robert Jackson, K Greg Joseph, CB Donnie Lewis Jr., S Montrel Meander, WR Braxton Miller, RB A.J. Ouellette, DE Jarrell Owens, CB Lenzy Pipkins, DT Brian Price, DE Wyatt Ray, S Tigie Sankoh, OT Brad Seaton, WR Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi, LB Anthony Stubbs, OT Travis Vornkahl, LB Dedrick Young II, WR Derrick Willies, G Willie Wright, DE Anthony Zettel
Contract terminated: LB Ray-Ray Armstrong, P Britton Colquitt, DT Carl Davis, OT Bryan Witzmann
Waived/injured: G Kyle Kalis, FB Joe Kerridge
Injured reserve: CB Phillip Gaines
Reserve/suspended: WR Antonio Callaway, RB Kareem Hunt, TE Rico Gathers


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers' roster has been mostly set for months, but the play of two rookie linebackers made mild waves on cut-down day. Undrafted pass-rusher Tuzar Skipper and sixth-round inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III showcased enough playmaking and special-teams ability to stick around, forcing Pittsburgh to make a difficult call at receiver with Eli Rogers. Ryan Switzer's versatility as a slot receiver, kick returner and playmaker out of the backfield made Rogers expendable. The Steelers decided to keep Josh Dobbs as the third quarterback despite Mason Rudolph winning the No. 2 job. Speedster Johnny Holton could be an option to return at some point as a vertical threat for Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers cut two late-round picks, linebacker Sutton Smith and offensive lineman Derwin Gray, but kept fourth-round running back Benny Snell Jr. as the third tailback. -- Jeremy Fowler

Waived/released: DB Brian Allen (injured), DL Lavon Hooks (injured), QB Devlin Hodges, RB Trey Edmunds, RB Travon McMillian, RB Malik Williams, WR Tevin Jones, WR Trey Griffey, WR Johnny Holton, WR Brandon Reilly, WR Eli Rogers, WR Diontae Spencer, OL Garrett Brumfield, OL Derwin Gray, OL J.C. Hassenauer, OL Patrick Morris, OL Damian Prince, TE Micky Crum, TE Kevin Rader, TE Christian Scotland-Williamson, TE Trevor Wood, DL Winston Craig, DL Greg Gilmore, DL Henry Mondeaux, DL Casey Sayles, DL Conor Sheehy, LB Jayrone Elliott, LB Christian Kuntz, LB Tegray Scales, LB Sutton Smith, LB Robert Spillane, DB Marcus Allen, DB Davon Askew-Henry, DB Marcelis Branch, DB Jhavonte Dean, DB P.J. Locke, DB Trevon Mathis, P Ian Berryman, K Matthew Wright
Physically unable to perform: LB Ryan Shazier

AFC SOUTH

Houston Texans

The Texans' biggest move was a trade to add key pieces to their offense. The Texans acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills from the Dolphins. Houston desperately needed protection for quarterback Deshaun Watson after he was sacked an NFL-leading 62 times last season. While the addition came at a high price -- it included two first-round picks and a second-round pick -- the Texans are one step closer to having a dominant offense led by Watson and receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. -- Sarah Barshop

Waived: QB Jordan Ta'amu, WR Steven Mitchell, WR Tyron Johnson, WR Vyncint Smith, WR Johnnie Dixon, CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB Derrick Baity Jr., RB Karan Higdon, RB Damarea Crockett, RB Josh Ferguson, CB Jermaine Ponder, S Chris Johnson, S A.J. Hendy, S Austin Exford, LB Davin Bellamy, LB Jamal Davis II, LB Gimel President, NT Walter Palmore, G Maurquice Shakir, DE Tracy Sprinkle, DE Albert Huggins, G Malcolm Pridgeon, LB Jesse Aniebonam, T Rick Leonard, NT Javi Edwards, T Christian DiLauro, WR Floyd Allen, WR Chad Hansen, WR Jester Weah, DE Joel Heath
Released: LB Tyrell Adams, P Bryan Anger
Waived-injured: LB B.J. Bello, LB Xavier Woodson
Reserve/injured: QB Joe Webb III


Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are in need of a backup quarterback even more after the release of Phillip Walker. His release means Jacoby Brissett, who became the starter after Andrew Luck's retirement Aug. 24, is the only other quarterback on the active roster because Chad Kelly is suspended for the first two games. The Colts recently had veteran quarterbacks Brock Osweiler, Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden in for a visit. Brian Hoyer, DeShone Kizer and Cardale Jones are some notable quarterbacks who were released Saturday. At tight end, Hale Hentges made the 53-man roster, which makes it 21 consecutive years that an undrafted free agent made the Colts' roster. -- Mike Wells

Waived: S Micah Abernathy, OL Jackson Barton, CB Jalen Collins, WR Ashton Dulin, OL Jake Eldrenkamp, OL Antonio Garcia, DL Gerri Green, DL Obum Gwacham, K Cole Hedlund, WR Krishawn Hogan, CB Isaiah Langley, WR Roger Lewis, LB Skai Moore, OL Daniel Munyer, DL Carroll Phillips, DL Johnny Robinson, DL Sterling Shippy, OL Nate Theaker, S Jacob Thieneman, WR Jordan Veasy, QB Phillip Walker, RB Aca'Cedric Ware, RB Marquis Young
Released: TE Gabe Holmes, DL Caraun Reid, TE Ross Travis, OL J'Marcus Webb, RB Charcandrick West
Waived/injured: WR Marcus Johnson, LB Ahmad Thomas, WR Penny Hart, S Isaiah Johnson, S Kai Nacua, CB Shakial Taylor
Reserve/suspended: QB Chad Kelly (suspended)


Jacksonville Jaguars

No major surprises, but the release of defensive lineman Datone Jones was somewhat unexpected. The former first-round pick had a solid training camp and played well in the preseason, but the Jaguars opted to go with an additional interior lineman in Eli Ankou rather than Jones, who can play both inside and outside. The development of third-year player Dawuane Smoot, who had his best training camp and preseason the past month, is likely a big reason the team was willing to cut Jones. Smoot can now be the dependable backup to Calais Campbell as the big end the team needs -- and he's five years younger than Jones. -- Mike DiRocco

Released: OT Ka'John Armstrong, WR Tyre Brady, TE Donnie Ernsberger, CB Tae Hayes, WR Quadree Henderson, RB Elijah Hood, DT Mike Hughes, DT Lyndon Johnson, TE Charles Jones, DL Datone Jones, WR Raphael Leonard, WR Tre McBride, QB Alex McGough, CB Quenton Meeks, TE Carson Meier, S Joshua Moon, CB Picasso Nelson, RB Thomas Rawls, S C.J. Reavis, CB Saivion Smith, OL Bunchy Stallings, LB Connor Strachan, DT Kalani Vakameilalo, WR Michael Walker, CB Brandon Watson, OL Josh Wells, DT Andrew Williams, LB Ramik Wilson, TE Ethan Wolf
Waived/injured: OT Donnell Greene, RB Devante Mays, OL K.C. McDermott, OL Leonard Wester
Waived/injury settlement: LB Davis Tull Injured reserve: OT Ben Ijalana, WR Terrelle Pryor
Non-football injury: LB Jake Ryan


Tennessee Titans

The Titans traded third-year wideout Taywan Taylor to the Browns in exchange for a 2020 draft pick. Taylor was a third-round pick of the Titans in 2017. The move comes as a bit of a surprise given how Taylor was considered to be the Titans' best field-stretching wideout and listed as a starter on the initial unofficial depth chart. Taylor struggled in the preseason opener, dropping a pass and failing to get both feet in bounds on another target. Former undrafted free-agent receivers Darius Jennings and Kalif Raymond both had solid performances during training camp and landed roster spots. Jennings brings extra value as a kick returner and has the versatility to line up at any of the receiver spots, while Raymond doubles as a punt returner. -- Turron Davenport

Waived: P Austin Barnard, RB Alex Barnes, DL Amani Bledsoe, OLB Eric Cotton, CB Kenneth Durden, LB Ukeme Eligwe, C Hroniss Grasu, OL A.T. Hall, DL Frank Herron, TE Parker Hesse, TE Ryan Hewitt, WR Cody Hollister, DL Braxton Hoyett, RB Akeem Hunt, DB Mike Jordan, C Corey Levin, OLB LaTroy Lewis, T Tyler Marz, WR Tanner McEvoy, RB Jeremy McNichols, DL Chris Nelson, CB Kareem Orr, OL Austin Pasztor, CB D'Andre Payne, WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, OLB Derrick Roberson, LB Quart'e Sapp, OL Aaron Stinnie, S JoJo Tillery, WR Papi White, QB Logan Woodside, S Ladarius Wiley, WR DeAngelo Yancey
Reserve, non-football injury: DT Jeffery Simmons
Reserve/suspended: LT Taylor Lewan

AFC WEST

Denver Broncos

The Broncos' depth chart at quarterback is Joe Flacco -- and that's it. While rookie quarterback Drew Lock was on the initial roster, the Broncos will move Lock to injured reserve in the coming days because of a thumb injury he suffered in the preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers. That makes Flacco the only healthy quarterback. It also means a backup quarterback, one who could be up to speed by the time the Broncos open the regular season Sept. 9 at Oakland, will be added as quickly as possible. Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said Saturday the Broncos are searching for a quarterback with some knowledge of the team's offense. -- Jeff Legwold

Waived: FB George Aston, T Quinn Bailey, WR Trinity Benson, LB Keishawn Bierria, T Adam Bisnowaty, C/G Jake Brendel, WR Fred Brown, ILB/S Jamal Carter, CB Rashard Causey, S Su'a Cravens, WR Stephen Dunbar Jr., OLB Ahmad Gooden, QB Kevin Hogan, CB Alijah Holder, RB Devontae Jackson, CB Trey Johnson, C/G Sam Jones, OL Tyler Jones, WR Brendan Langley, T John Leglue, WR Kelvin McKnight, RB Khalfani Muhammad, QB Brett Rypien, DE Deyon Sizer, CB Linden Stephens, TE Moral Stephens, RB David Williams, DE DeShawn Williams
Released: G/T Don Barclay, TE Orson Charles, T Chaz Green, S Shamarko Thomas
PUP: None
Waived/injured: C Ryan Crozier, LB Joe Dineen, OLB Dadi Nicolas, S Dymonte Thomas
Reserve/suspended: None


Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs left themselves with only three running backs after trading Carlos Hyde to the Texans. The move wasn't surprising given Hyde's recent descent down the depth chart. But the Chiefs have only rookies Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams backing up starter Damien Williams, who never has been featured back for a full season. The Chiefs have needed all the depth they could get at running back in recent seasons because of injuries. -- Adam Teicher

Waived: OL Jeff Allen, OT Dino Boyd, WR Jamal Custis, WR Rashard Davis, LB Raymond Davison, DE Hunter Dimick, WR Jody Fortson, P Jack Fox, TE Manasseh Garner, G Zack Golditch, DT Justin Hamilton, LB D'Juan Hines, S Harold Jones-Quartey, TE Nick Keizer, QB Chase Litton, RB Marcus Marshall, DE Rob McCray, OL Kahlil McKenzie, CB Herb Miller, CB Dakari Monroe, OT Pace Murphy, C Jimmy Murray, OT Chidi Okeke, QB Kyle Shurmur, S Andrew Soroh, WR Cody Thompson, WR Jalen Tolliver, CB D'Montre Wade, DT Cavon Walker
Waived/injured: WR Felton Davis, CB Michael Hunter
Injured reserve: WR Gehrig Dieter, LB Breeland Speaks
Non-football injury: LB Darius Harris
Traded: CB Mark Fields (Vikings), RB Carlos Hyde (Texans)
Reserve/suspended: CB Morris Claiborne, WR De'Anthony Thomas


Los Angeles Chargers

Although he played well during preseason play, the Chargers released reserve quarterback Cardale Jones. The Ohio State project finished preseason 28-of-41 (68.3%) for 357 passing yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Jones also rushed for 39 yards, including a 2-yard score. He was sacked four times, posting a 103.4 passer rating. Although he outplayed this year's fifth-round selection, Easton Stick, the Chargers chose to keep the North Dakota State product as the team's third quarterback behind Philip Rivers and Tyrod Taylor. However, the 26-year-old Jones should receive some interest around the league or in the newly formed XFL. -- Eric D. Williams

Waived/released: DE Patrick Afriyie, OL Larry Allen Jr., OL Chris Brown, OL Blake Camper, DE Thomas Costigan, FB Jeremy Cox, OL Spencer Drango, WR Malachi Dupre, RB Derrick Gore, DB Kemon Hall, DT Reggie Howard, TE Ben Johnson, QB Cardale Jones, DE Anthony Lanier, CB Bradford Lemmons, WR Justin Liggins, DT Dee Liner, TE Vince Mayle, DT T.Y. McGill, OL Jamar McGloster, WR Jason Moore, RB Detrez Newsome, P Tyler Newsome, WR Andre Patton, S Adarius Pickett, DB Rodney Randle, CB Jeff Richards, WR Artavis Scott, WR Jordan Smallwood, TE Matt Sokol, DB Arrion Springs, OL Tanner Volson, S Jaylen Watkins, OL Brant Weiss, LB Kyle Wilson, LB Elijah Zeise
Non-football injury: Russell Okung
Reserve/did not report: Melvin Gordon


Oakland Raiders

Cutting a projected starter at outside linebacker in Brandon Marshall does raise an eyebrow or two, but it was not all that surprising. Not with how Marshall was unable to fully participate in the offseason program and how he had to use a majority of training camp and preseason games to rehab from his knee injury. And the Raiders, with a paltry 13 sacks and 14 interceptions last season, could have used his savvy, no? Guess not. Paging Nicholas Morrow, then, to fill the vacancy at weakside linebacker. Beyond Marshall's release, the Raiders kept four undrafted rookie free agents in punter A.J. Cole, offensive lineman Andre James, cornerback Keisean Nixon and fullback Alec Ingold (but not keeping "Hard Knocks" darling receiver Keelan Doss or defensive tackle Anthony Rush is intriguing). -- Paul Gutierrez

Waived: LB Bryson Allen-Williams, TE Brandon Barnes, LB James Cowser, CB Joshua Holsey, DT Gabe Wright, WR Marcell Ateman, DE Quinton Bell, RB James Butler, LB Jason Cabinda, LB Te'von Coney, G Lester Cotton Sr., WR Keelan Doss, LB Koa Farmer, WR Rico Gafford, WR Keon Hatcher, OL Denver Kirkland, CB Dylan Mabin, OT Justin Murray, CB Nick Nelson, WR De'Mornay Pierson-El, OT Tyler Roemer, DT Anthony Rush
Released: RB Mack Brown, LB Brandon Marshall, S Jordan Richards, TE Luke Willson, FB Keith Smith, DE Ethan Westbrooks, LB Kyle Wilber
Waived/injured: DE Alex Barrett, DB Makinton Dorleant, OL Cameron Hunt, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, TE Paul Butler
Injured reserve: DT Justin Ellis
Reserve/suspended: LG Richie Incognito, CB Nevin Lawson

NFC EAST

Dallas Cowboys

There really were no surprises among the Cowboys' final cuts, but if you said back in March when George Iloka signed as a free agent he wouldn't make the team, then that would have been a little surprising. Iloka was released, but he has a shoulder injury after not playing in the final two games and is looking at surgery. He signed a one-year deal that included $210,000 in guaranteed base salary, which the Cowboys would not owe if he joined another team. Iloka, who has 79 starts in seven seasons, spent most of training camp working with the backups and had just one day of splitting reps with the first-teamers before his injury did not allow him to practice. If Ezekiel Elliott reports at some point before the Sept. 8 opener, the Cowboys likely will be granted a roster exemption, but if Elliott is active for the game, they would have to make a roster move.-- Todd Archer

Waived: P/K Kasey Redfern, QB Mike White, QB Taryn Christion, WR Reggie Davis, WR Cedrick Wilson, RB Darius Jackson, CB Donovan Olumba, CB Mike Jackson, CB Treston Decoud, CB Chris Westry, RB Mike Weber, LB Kyle Queiro, FB Ryan Yurachek, LB Nate Hall, LB Justin Phillips, RB Jordan Chunn, LS Drew Scott, LB Chris Covington, OL Juwann Bushell-Beatty, OL Lukayus McNeil, OT Jake Campos, DE Daniel Wise, OT Mitch Hyatt, DL Shakir Soto, DT Ricky Walker, DE Jalen Jelks, TE Marcus Lucas, WR Jalen Guyton
Released: S George Iloka
Waived/injured: TE Codey McElroy, CB Tyvis Powell, S Jameill Showers
Reserve/physically unable to perform: WR Noah Brown
Injured reserve: OT Cody Wichmann, DE Daniel Ross, WR Jon'Vea Johnson, DE Jalen Jelks
Reserve/suspended: DE Robert Quinn


New York Giants

Coach Pat Shurmur always says it doesn't matter when you were drafted once you're part of the program. That proved true during final cuts, when the Giants severed ties with last year's fourth-round QB, Kyle Lauletta. It's an interesting approach considering Lauletta was among the first selections of the Dave Gettleman-Shurmur regime. Instead, they kept veteran Alex Tanney as their third quarterback. Lauletta had a strong preseason after a tumultuous rookie year marred by an arrest stemming from a motor vehicle incident. He completed 59.7% of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions, which included the walk-off winner Thursday night in New England. Lauletta's career with the Giants ends with five pass attempts and no completions. -- Jordan Raanan

Waived: QB Kyle Lauletta, RB Jon Hilliman, WR Alex Wesley, WR Reggie White Jr., TE C.J. Conrad, TE Jake Powell, C Evan Brown, C James O'Hagan, OL Malcolm Bunche, OL Victor Salako, OL Paul Adams, OL Chad Wheeler, CB Henre' Toliver, CB Terrell Sinkfield, CB Ronald Zamort, DL Freedom Akinmoladun, DL John Jenkins, DE Jake Carlock, OLB Joey Alfieri, OLB Avery Moss, DL Jake Ceresna, DL Chris Slayton, LB Keion Adams, LB Josiah Tauaefa, S Tenny Adewusi, S Kenny Ladler, S Kamrin Moore, LS Taybor Pepper, P Johnny Townsend
Released: DL John Jenkins, WR T.J. Jones, OLB Terrence Fede
Injured reserve : TE Scott Simonson, RB Rod Smith, LB Jonathan Anderson, OT George Asafo-Adjei, WR Brittan Golden
Reserve/suspended: WR Golden Tate


Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles released their top two rushers from last season, Josh Adams and Wendell Smallwood. That says a lot about both the 2018 running back group and the upgrades they made at the position this offseason. Philly made a trade with Chicago for Jordan Howard, drafted Miles Sanders in the second round and re-signed Darren Sproles. Those moves, coupled with Corey Clement's return to health, left Adams and Smallwood on the outside looking in. But they should both find jobs. -- Tim McManus

Waived: RB Josh Adams, TE Alex Ellis, DT Treyvon Hester, G Sua Opeta, TE Joshua Perkins, RB Boston Scott, RB Wendell Smallwood, QB Clayton Thorson, T Brett Toth, WR Greg Ward, WR Carlton Agudosi, S Trae Elston, C Anthony Fabiano, S Deiondre' Hall, CB Ajene Harris, CB Josh Hawkins, QB Cody Kessler, T Riley Mayfield, CB Jeremiah McKinnon, WR Marken Michel, RB Donnel Pumphrey, G Keegan Render, CB Sojourn Shelton, LB Alex Singleton, WR DeAndre Thompkins, S Jason Thompson, DT Kevin Wilkins, LB Chris Worley, DT Aziz Shittu (injured)
Released: G/C Stefen Wisniewski, DE Kasim Edebali, DE Eli Harold, LB Hayes Pullard, CB Orlando Scandrick, TE Will Tye
Physically unable to perform: CB Jalen Mills
Reserve/suspended: TE Richard Rodgers


Washington Redskins

The Redskins finally cut receiver Josh Doctson after trying to trade him for at least a year. Doctson never produced to the level desired after Washington drafted him 22nd overall four years ago. He caught a combined 79 passes the past two seasons, and the arrival of rookies Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon, among others, made Doctson expendable. There had been sentiment within the organization to make this move long ago. But Doctson survived, in part, because he had fans among the coaches; teammates often talked about catches he'd make in practice. It wasn't enough. The move leaves Paul Richardson as the most senior member. Richardson, dealing with a quadriceps issue, is entering his sixth season with 115 career catches. -- John Keim

Released: WR Josh Doctson, WR Jehu Chesson, WR Darvin Kidsy Jr., WR Brian Quick, DL Andrew Ankrah, OL Hugh Thornton, DL Ryan Bee, OL Zac Kerin, CB Adonis Alexander, RB Samaje Perine, LB B.J. Blunt, S Jeremy Reaves, DL JoJo Wicker, S JoJo McIntosh, CB Ashton Lampkin, DL Khairi Clark, DL Austin Maloata, DL Jonathan Bonner, CB Deion Harris, CB D.J. White, OL Blake Hance, OT Timon Parris, RB Craig Reynolds, QB Jalan McClendon, OL Jerald Foster, OL Corey Robinson, TE Matt Flanagan, TE J.P. Holtz, WR Cam Sims, LB Gary Johnson, TE Donald Parham Jr., LB Marquis Flowers, LB Marcus Smith II
Waived/injured: TE Matt Flanagan
Physically unable to perform: QB Alex Smith, CB Danny Johnson
Reserve/non-football injury list: RB Bryce Love

NFC NORTH

Chicago Bears

Kicker Eddy Pineiro made Chicago's initial 53-man roster after going 3-for-3 on field goal attempts but badly missing an extra point in the Bears' preseason finale against the Titans. Head coach Matt Nagy seemed to endorse the idea of sticking with Pineiro after Thursday's game because it would be difficult to get a new kicker up to speed in time for the Bears' season opener Thursday against the visiting Packers. Nagy said the Bears are comfortable with Pineiro, who spent most of the offseason with the team after being traded to Chicago from Oakland. Still, Pineiro's job is hardly secure. -- Jeff Dickerson

Waived: DL Daryle Banfield, OL Alex Bars, LB Matt Betts, TE Ian Bunting, DE Jonathan Bullard, RB Josh Caldwell, DL Jalen Dalton, DB Stephen Denmark, OL Tommy Doles, DB Clifton Duck, LB Kylie Fitts, DB John Franklin III, WR Tanner Gentry, WR Marvin Hall, LB Chuck Harris, DL Jonathan Harris, TE Jesper Horsted, WR Thomas Ives, DB Doyin Jibowu, DB Michael Joseph, OL Joe Lowery, DB Jonathan Mincy, WR Taquan Mizzell, OL Sam Mustipher, RB Ryan Nall, TE Ellis Richardson, LB Jameer Thurman, OL Marquez Tucker, LB James Vaughters, WR Joe Walker, WR Jordan Williams-Lambert, LS John Wirtel
Released: QB Tyler Bray
Reserve/injured: OL Blake Blackmar, TE Dax Raymond


Detroit Lions

When Bob Quinn drafted Teez Tabor in the second round in 2017, he defended the selection by saying Tabor was the player he scouted the most in the entire draft. Two years later, Tabor is waived and that's actually a good sign for Detroit. Quinn has been good in the past about moving on from players when he realizes they aren't going to work out for Detroit, loyalty aside. He has been partial to his draft picks, though. Still, he waived both of the Lions' seventh-round picks: tight end Isaac Nauta and defensive tackle P.J. Johnson. The other major move of note was keeping three quarterbacks, with Josh Johnson beating out Tom Savage for the No. 2 spot, and then David Blough, whom the team traded for Friday. -- Michael Rothstein

Waived/released: S Andrew Adams, CB Johnathan Alston, DT John Atkins, OL Luke Bowanko, LB Malik Carney, CB Andre Chachere, TE Jerome Cunningham, OT Andrew Donnal, LB Garret Dooley, WR Jonathan Duhart, DT P.J. Johnson, DT Fred Jones, WR Tom Kennedy, C Leo Koloamatangi, WR Jordan Lasley, WR Tommylee Lewis, DE/LB Eric Lee, DE Mitchell Loewen, LB Steve Longa, TE Isaac Nauta, OT Matt Nelson, QB Luis Perez, LB Anthony Pittman, OT Ryan Pope, WR Brandon Powell, K/P Ryan Santoso, QB Tom Savage, DL Ray Smith, RB Justin Stockton, OL Micah St. Andrew, CB Jamar Summers, CB Teez Tabor, RB Mark Thompson, TE Austin Traylor, S Charles Washington, RB James Williams, DE Jonathan Wynn
Waived/injured: WR Andy Jones


Green Bay Packers

The Packers cut last season's No. 2 quarterback, DeShone Kizer, and are going with Tim Boyle as Aaron Rodgers' only backup for the moment. They're also sticking with Mason Crosby as the kicker for the 13th season after a competition with Sam Ficken. The biggest surprise? Wide receiver Darrius Shepherd made the team, and he took the most unlikely path. He wasn't among the 28 receivers drafted or the 73 others signed as undrafted free agents shortly after the draft this year. That means he was no better than the 102nd-best receiver in this year's class. Now he's one of Rodgers' six receivers. The Packers went with the 5-foot-11 Shepherd over the 6-5 Allen Lazard, who garnered praise from Rodgers late in the preseason. Shepherd also can back up Trevor Davis on kick and punt returns. -- Rob Demovsky

Waived/released: G Dejon Allen, TE Evan Baylis, FB Tommy Bohanon, RB Tra Carson, G Anthony Coyle, T Gerhard de Beer, CB Kabion Ento, K Sam Ficken, LB James Folston, RB Keith Ford, S Natrell Jamerson, LB Markus Jones, CB Jocquez Kalili, QB DeShone Kizer, WR Allen Lazard, DL James Looney, S Tray Matthews, TE Pharoah McKever, WR J'Mon Moore, T Yosh Nijman, G/T Adam Pankey, CB Jackson Porter, LB Randy Ramsey, WR Teo Redding, CB Nydair Rouse, DL Olive Sagapolu, LB Brady Sheldon, DL Deon Simon, WR Malik Taylor, QB Manny Wilkins
Physically unable to perform: S Ibraheim Campbell, LB Greg Roberts
Injured reserve: WR Equanimeous St. Brown
Waived/injured: LB Curtis Bolton, FB Malcolm Johnson
Traded: LB Reggie Gilbert (Titans), OL Justin McCray (Browns)


Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings walked away from punter/kicker Kaare Vedvik after acquiring him three weeks ago from Baltimore for a fifth-round pick. The move isn't surprising given how much Vedvik struggled in Minnesota, going 1-of-4 on field goals after notching 12-of-13 in Baltimore the past two preseasons. Minnesota hopes to get Vedvik back on the practice squad, but for now will move forward with Dan Bailey at kicker, Matt Wile as the punter and rookie Austin Cutting at long-snapper. The uncertainty with this unit still remains, but after a wild preseason with personnel shifts throughout the kicking unit, things are settled for now. -- Courtney Cronin

Waived/released: WR Laquon Treadwell, WR Jeff Badet, WR Davion Davis, WR Brandon Zylstra, WR Alexander Hollins, WR Dillon Mitchell, WR Jordan Taylor, RB De'Angelo Henderson, FB Khari Blasingame, TE Cole Hikutini, QB Kyle Sloter, QB Jake Browning, T Aviante Collins, T Storm Norton, T Nate Wozniak, C Cornelius Edison, C John Keenoy, DE Ade Aruna (injured), DE Anree Saint-Amour, DE Karter Schult, DE Stacy Keely, DT Curtis Cothran, DT Tito Odenigbo, LB Reshard Cliett, LB Devante Downs, LB Greer Martini, LB Cameron Smith, CB Craig James, CB Nate Meadors, CB Bene Benwikere, CB Duke Thomas, S Isaiah Wharton (injured), S Derron Smith, P/K Kaare Vedvik
Physically unable to perform: TE David Morgan
Reserve/suspended: CB Holton Hill
Reserve/non-football injury: DE Tashawn Bower

NFC SOUTH

Atlanta Falcons

Maybe it wasn't that surprising, but it's still interesting to see the Falcons go with undrafted Olamide Zaccheaus (5-foot-8, 193 pounds) as the extra receiver over sixth-round draft pick Marcus Green (5-8, 191). Both Zaccheaus and Green auditioned in the return game and both fumbled opportunities during preseason games. But Zaccheaus, plain and simple, made plenty of big plays as a wide receiver in both practice and the games. He showed he's a smart player, being in the right places and knowing how to position himself to get the edge on the defender. Plus, he can thrive in coverage on special teams, which is important. Veteran running back Kenjon Barner is the return specialist, as the Falcons kept six running backs, including Brian Hill and fullback Ricky Ortiz. -- Vaughn McClure

Released: WR Marcus Green, TE Logan Paulsen, DE Austin Larkin, S Chris Cooper, OG Sean Harlow, LB Bruce Carter, QB Danny Etling, K Blair Walsh, K Giorgio Tavecchio, WR Christian Blake, DT Justin Zimmer, WR C.J. Worton, WR Devin Gray, CB Jalen Myrick, S Ronald Martin, LB Chase Middleton, DE Durrant Miles, C Chandler Miller, DE Chris Odom, FB Ricky Ortiz, CB Ryan Neal, DB Parker Baldwin, RB Tony Brooks-James, LB Tre' Crawford, LB Yurik Bethune, DT Stefan Charles, TE Thomas Duarte, T Jaelin Robinson, DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, OL John Wetzel, OL Adam Gettis
Waived/injured: LB Richie Brown, CB Taveze Calhoun, TE Alex Gray
Waived/injury settlement: DB Jayson Stanley, LB Del'Shawn Phillips
Injured reserve: QB Matt Simms
Reserve/suspended: DT Ra'Shede Hageman (two games)


Carolina Panthers

Most of the attention when the initial cuts were made Friday was on kicker Graham Gano (sore plant leg), who was placed on injured reserve. That leaves the kicking duties to Joey Slye, a 2017 undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech, who seems like a safe choice considering he made 7 of 8 preseason field goals, including three more than 50 yards. Overshadowed was the release of veteran RB Cameron Artis-Payne, leaving the job as Christian McCaffrey's backup to rookies Jordan Scarlett, Elijah Holyfield and former Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon. In reality, they're fighting for table scraps as McCaffrey, who played 91.3% of the snaps in 2018, is slated to get more touches this season. There were only four spots open before final cuts, so little drama all around after Gano. -- David Newton

Waived: LB Brandon Bell, G Tyler Catalina, C Parker Collins, CB Corn Elder, DT Woodrow Hamilton, G Taylor Hearn, TE Cole Hunt, WR Damion Jeanpiere Jr, WR Andre Levrone, WR Jaydon Mickens, CB Ryan Pulley, WR Rashad Ross, TE Jason Vander Laan, LB Antwione Williams, C John Yarborough, WR Terry Godwin, DE Bryan Cox Jr., LB Jared Norris, S Cole Luke, G Richard Cook, S Corrion Ballard, CB Josh Thornton, S Quin Blanding, TE Temarrick Hemingway, DT Bijhon Jackson, LB Sione Teuhema, WR DeAndrew White
Terminated vested veterans: RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LS Andrew DePaola, CB Lorenzo Doss, QB Taylor Heinicke, WR Aldrick Robinson
Waived/injured: G Kofi Amichia, S Damian Parms, Marcus Baugh
Reserve/suspended: PK Graham Gano, G Kitt O'Brien


New Orleans Saints

Undrafted rookie Deonte Harris is the Saints' new punt and kickoff returner after flashing his electrifying potential this summer. The 5-foot-6, 170-pounder from Division II Assumption College (Worcester, Massachusetts) set the NCAA all-division record with 14 career return touchdowns. Then he took a 78-yard punt return to the house this preseason. The Saints initially signed veteran punt returner Marcus Sherels in free agency, but he landed on injured reserve. Meanwhile, the Saints didn't keep any of their other highly touted young undrafted receivers such as Emmanuel Butler, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Cyril Grayson Jr. and Simmie Cobbs Jr. They're sticking with their same top five from last season. -- Mike Triplett

Waived: WR Emmanuel Butler, WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR Cyril Grayson Jr., WR Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR Travin Dural, TE Dan Arnold, TE Alize' Mack, RB Devine Ozigbo, FB Shane Smith, OL Derrick Kelly II, C Marcus Henry, G Fisayo Awolaja, S Terrell Williams Jr., S T.J. Green, DE Corbin Kaufusi, LB Porter Gustin, LB Darnell Sankey, LB Drew Lewis
Released: TE A.J. Derby, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, RB Kerwynn Williams, FB Michael Burton, OL Michael Ola, G/C Ryan Groy, CB Kayvon Webster, S Chris Banjo, DT Sylvester Williams, DT Ziggy Hood, DE Geneo Grissom
Injured reserve: G/C Cameron Tom, OT Marshall Newhouse, DB/PR Marcus Sherels, LB Will Compton, LB Colton Jumper, LB Josh Martin
Reserve/suspended: DT David Onyemata
Reinstated/exempt with commissioner's permission: DE Carl Granderson


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs parted ways with 2016 second-round draft pick Noah Spence (39th overall). Sources told ESPN the Bucs had attempted to trade Spence in recent days but were unsuccessful. While Spence was able to generate pressure at times this preseason, the team wanted to see more in the form of sacks and against the run. He recorded three tackles in four games. When the Bucs hired coach Bruce Arians in 2019 and made a shift to a 3-4 defense under coordinator Todd Bowles, Spence was a player many in the organization felt benefited because of his athleticism. Spence was routinely getting first-team reps opposite Carl Nassib in OTAs and training camp. However, strong preseasons by Shaq Barrett (two sacks, three quarterback hits and a tackle for a loss), Devante Bond, who recently moved from inside to outside linebacker, and Demone Harris led the Bucs to believe this was a move they could make. -- Jenna Laine

Waived: WR K.J. Brent (injured), WR Cortrelle Simpson (injured), RB Bruce Anderson III, S John Battle, DL Terry Beckner, T Cole Boozer, S Kentrell Brice, WR Emanuel Hall, S Isaiah Johnson, TE Jordan Leggett, OLB Noah Spence, C Nate Trewyn, CB Mazzi Wilkins, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter (injured), QB Nick Fitzgerald (non-football injury), S Lukas Denis, WR Matthew Eaton, CB De'Vante Harris, G Ruben Holcomb, OLB Farrington Huguenin, WR Anthony Johnson, OLB David Kenney, WR DaMarkus Lodge, TE Scott Orndoff, T William Poehls, DL Elijah Qualls, T Brock Ruble, WR Spencer Schnell, ILB Emmanuel Smith, QB Vincent Testaverde, DL Stevie Tu'ikolovatu and G Salesi Uhatafe
Released: RB Andre Ellington, K Cairo Santos, OL Josh LeRibeus, ILB Corey Nelson
Reserve/suspended: CB Ryan Smith (suspended)

NFC WEST

Arizona Cardinals

There was already speculation that tight ends weren't going to be used much in Kliff Kingsbury's offense, and the release of Ricky Seals-Jones confirmed that for a number of reasons. First, he was the most athletic of the tight ends on the roster and the most similar to a receiver. Second, the tight ends who were kept -- Maxx Williams and Charles Clay -- are more blocking tight ends than receiving tight ends, but they're capable of catching passes when needed. -- Josh Weinfuss

Waived/released: OL Rees Odhiambo, OL William Sweet, LB Pita Taumoepenu, CB Brandon Williams, RB Wes Hills, DL Siupeli Anau, QB Drew Anderson, DL Sterling Bailey, TE Drew Belcher, LB Dante Booker, CB Nate Brooks, WR Pharoh Cooper, TE Darrell Daniels, LB Vontarrius Dora, OL Parker Ehinger, OL Colby Gossett, DL Bruce Hector, QB Charles Kanoff, OL Patrick Lawrence, LB Cameron Malveaux, CB Deatrick Nichols, OL Jacob Ohnesorge, S Jonathan Owens, WR A.J. Richardson, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, OL Coleman Shelton, S Tyler Sigler, RB Dontae Strickland, DL Pasoni Tasini, WR Chad Williams, TE Caleb Wilson, P Ryan Winslow, WR Isaac Zico
Physically unable to perform: OL Max Garcia


Los Angeles Rams

After trimming their roster, the Rams are left with three running backs, somewhat of a surprise after they carried four last season and given the uncertainty around Todd Gurley's left knee. Second-year pro John Kelly and third-year pro Justin Davis were waived. Malcolm Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson will play behind Gurley, though general manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay left the door open Saturday to more moves that could alter the group. "We have a couple things that could explain that a little later down the road," Snead said. "You'll get some clarity because of some moves that we may or may not make," McVay said. -- Lindsey Thiry

Waived: QB Brandon Allen, LB Dakota Allen, G Abdul Beecham, TE Kendall Blanton, G Chandler Brewer, TE Romelio Brooker, TE Keenen Brown, RB Matt Colburn, DT Marquise Copeland, RB Justin Davis, DB Donte' Deayon, OLB Landis Durham, DL John Franklin-Myers, S Jake Gervase, WR Jalen Greene, OG Brandon Hitner, WR KhaDarel Hodge, C Vitas Hrynkiewicz, DL Bryant Jones, OL Matt Kaskey, RB John Kelly, OL Jeremiah Kolone, LB Ketner Kupp, WR Johnathan Lloyd, P Brock Miller, DB Steven Parker, DB Kevin Peterson, WR Austin Proehl, CB Ramon Richards, DT Boogie Roberts, QB John Wolford
Waived/injured: WR Alex Bachman, LB Josh Carraway, DB Dominique Hatfield, LB Trevon Young
Injured reserve: LB Micah Kiser
Suspended: C Aaron Neary


San Francisco 49ers

Throughout the preseason, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan remained adamant he wasn't simply going to let an NFL-caliber quarterback go. Shanahan and general manager John Lynch followed through Saturday when they opted to keep Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard. That decision apparently came after Lynch took trade calls on the backups. "In the last week, there was a lot of interest," Lynch said. "That position to us is one that you set a price on and you stay firm on it. We never deviated from what that price was for us and nobody ever met it." Shanahan has traditionally preferred to keep two quarterbacks, but with Garoppolo coming off a torn ACL and still having plenty to prove as an NFL starter, the depth is welcome. If something happens to Garoppolo, having two more quarterbacks experienced in Shanahan's system makes for a solid piece of insurance. -- Nick Wagoner

Waived/injured: FS Adrian Colbert, OL Andrew Lauderdale
Waived/released: DT Jay Bromley, CB Chris Campbell, S Antone Exum Jr., LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, DL Jamell Garcia-Williams, OL Joshua Garnett, DT Kevin Givens, S Marcell Harris, TE Daniel Helm, WR Malik Henry, CB Jordan Holland, CB Dontae Johnson, OL Wesley Johnson, LB Elijah Lee, WR Jordan Matthews, TE Tyree Mayfield, LB David Mayo, DE Damontre Moore, LB LaRoy Reynolds, OL Ross Reynolds, S Tyree Robinson, CB Quinten Rollins, QB Wilton Speight, WR Chris Thompson, DT Jordan Thompson, OL Najee Toran, DE Jeremiah Valoaga, RB Austin Walter, RB Brandon Wilds, RB Jeff Wilson Jr., OT Sam Young
Physically unable to perform: TE Garrett Celek
Reserve/suspended: LS Kyle Nelson
Injured reserve: RB Jerick McKinnon, WR Nick Williams


Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are adding Jadeveon Clowney, a 26-year-old Pro Bowl pass-rusher, to a defense that badly needed someone else capable of getting to the quarterback. And it cost them only one of their two 2020 third-round picks, plus defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Jacob Martin. The Seahawks will clear $4.1 million by trading Mingo (who might have otherwise been released) once the deal becomes official, $1.25 million by releasing defensive end Cassius Marsh and another $2.75 million by releasing Jaron Brown, who was in line for a bigger role in their receiver rotation. Seattle needed that money to fit Clowney's $16 million salary. A week ago, there was a legitimate question about whether the Seahawks could mount a credible pass rush, at least early in the season with Jarran Reed suspended for six games and Ziggy Ansah not certain to be ready. But he is on track to play in Week 1 and will have Clowney on the other end. Problem solved. -- Brady Henderson

Waived: QB Paxton Lynch, QB J.T. Barrett, WR Jazz Ferguson, WR Keenan Reynolds, WR Terry Wright, WR Nyqwan Murray, WR Kahlil Lewis, RB J.D. McKissic, RB Bo Scarbrough, RB Xavier Turner, TE Jacob Hollister, TE Jackson Harris, TE Wes Saxton, G Jordan Roos, G Landon Turner, T Elijah Nkansah, T Will Holden, T Brian Wallace, DE Logan Tago, LB Juwon Young, LB Jawuan Johnson, CB Simeon Thomas, S Shalom Luani
Waived/injured: CB Jeremy Boykins, LB Justin Currie
Released: QB Geno Smith, WR Jaron Brown, FB Nick Bellore, C Marcus Martin, DT Earl Mitchell, DE Cassius Marsh, DT Jamie Meder, DB DeShawn Shead, CB Jamar Taylor
Injured Reserve: G Jordan Simmons
PUP: DT Demarcus Christmas, G Phil Haynes
Reserve/suspended: DT Jarran Reed
Acquired via trade: CB Parry Nickerson

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