6 p.m.: Well, that was eventful.
The past few days saw plenty of notable names lose jobs, as the likes of Justin Forsett and Mark Sanchez were among the biggest cuts as NFL teams whittled their rosters down to 53 players. Thanks for tuning in.
5:45 p.m.: The cuts continue.
4:30 p.m.: The cuts still are trickling in, and there are a few surprises.
4 p.m.: The Baltimore Ravens cut ties with their starting running back of the last two years.
3:55 p.m.: Mark Sanchez won’t pick up where Peyton Manning left off in Denver.
3:30 p.m.: We’re not sure if the ex-Dolphins linebacker had a chance to unpack in New Orleans.
3:10 p.m.: Bad news has prevailed this week in the Taylor family.
2:20 p.m.: Saturday has been busy in Minnesota.
2:20 p.m.: The Jets are wielding the ax on a pair of promising players.
2:15 p.m.: We’re within two hours of the 4 p.m. deadline, so things should grow more interesting from here.
1:40 p.m.: The great hope of German football needs a job.
1:30 p.m.: News of more action comes out of the Patriots’ camp.
1 p.m.: Stevan Ridley’s stay in Indianapolis seems to have ended before it began.
12:15 p.m.: Aaron Dobson’s three-year stint in New England appears to be over.
Noon: Three more players were waived early Saturday.
11:45 a.m.: News of more cuts has come in.
10:45 a.m.: Trade alert (and this is a big one): Sam Bradford is on the move again.
The Vikings needed a quarterback in the aftermath of Teddy Bridgewater’s injury. Bradford is their man.
10:30 a.m.: Mack Brown’s impressive preseason wasn’t enough to keep him in Washington.
10 a.m.: More cuts are coming out of Washington.
9:30 a.m.: Defensive lineman Jerrell Powe started 16 games last season for the Houston Texans. He hoped to stick in Washington, but that apparently won’t happen.
Saturday, 9 a.m. ET: The Carolina Panthers kick things off by cutting a pair of hopefuls.
11:30 p.m.: A few more moves were made Friday night.
6:30 p.m.: The roster moves still are coming in hot.
5:40 p.m.: There have been a lot of cuts over the past hour. Here are a few of the biggest ones:
4:50 p.m.: Two darlings of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series have been waived.
The Rams add another name to the “Hard Knocks” casualty list.
4:20 p.m.: The Denver Broncos cut running back Juwan Thompson, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
In bigger news, Denver also released defensive end Henry Melton.
3:20 p.m.: Tennessee waives one of its backup running backs.
3:15 p.m.: The Colts cut D’Joun Smith, but NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Indianapolis will look to keep the defensive back.
2:30 p.m.: Jimmy Wilson has failed to catch on with Cincinnati Bengals, who released the 30-year-old strong safety.
2:20 p.m.: The Titans reportedly have cut two more young players in cornerback B.W. Webb and Marqueston Huff.
12:45 p.m.: The Titans also let go offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi, ProFootballTalk.com’s Josh Alper reports, citing multiple reports.
Noon: The Tennessee Titans cut wide receiver Justin Hunter and running back Bishop Sankey.
11:45 a.m.: The cuts keep coming out of Buffalo. Add cornerback Sterling Moore to the list.
11:30 a.m.: The Buffalo Bills have cut offensive lineman Chris Martin, linebacker Manny Lawson and fullback Jerome Felton, according to two ESPN insiders.
Lawson started 14 games for the Bills last season.
Felton started eight.
10:30 a.m.: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut sixth-round draft pick Danny Vitale, according to The Tampa Bay Times’ Greg Auman.
As is the case for this blog, it’s not where Vitale starts his career; it’s where and how he finishes that’s most important.
9:30 a.m. ET: The next day and a half will be fraught with anxiety around the NFL, as the deadline for roster cuts approaches.
Rosters currently stand at 75 players, but each of the 32 teams must trim them to 53 by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. That means the dreams of 704 players will be dashed, at least for now, as they seek new employers ahead of Week 1.
Some cuts will fall into the category of “expected,” while others will come as complete surprises.
Join us right here throughout the next day or so, as we’ll provide breaking news about all notable NFL cuts.
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