NFL Rosters Set: Who Got Cut?

9/3/13 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - NFL Rosters Set: Who Got Cut?Over the holiday weekend, each NFL team made its final roster cutdown to get to the league mandated 53 player active roster. Most of those cut are complete unknowns who will never be seen again unless you watch the Arena league or the CFL, but there were some long-time vets that saw the ax, as well as some guys well known from their college days. Topping that list is the gentleman pictured. You may have heard of him. We've been covering the cuts in drips and drabs, but here's a summary of the name players that have been cut.

Baltimore: The defending Super Bowl champs let go of Caleb Hanie. Yes, Caleb Hanie is still around. I'm as surprised as you. The Ravens also cut some guys who have been on very deep fantasy rosters: WR Tandon Doss, RB Bobby Rainey, and TE Billy Bajema.

Buffalo: The Matt Leinart Experiment lasted all of a week. The Jeff Tuel Experiment rolls on.

Carolina: Jimmy Clausen was waived/injured. Hold your jokes please.

Chicago: J'Marcus Webb was a starter at tackle last year for the Bears. This year he received his walking papers. In Chicago's defense, Webb is as good at pass protection as I am at flirting. Webb was quickly picked up by the Vikings, where Jared Allen can abuse him in practice instead of in games.

Cincinnati: CB Onterio McCalebb was the fastest player at the Combine, but it didn't help him make the active roster. The Bengals did sign him to the practice squad though.

Denver: Lance Ball will not be driving your fantasy team nuts by taking carries from the another Denver backs. Rejoice.

Detroit: For a 5th round pick from Idaho, guard Jake Scott has done well to have 128 career starts. A tip of the hat if this is it for him.

Green Bay: Vince Young was cut this weekend. Graham Harrell was cut the week before. The backup QB is now Seneca Wallace. I'm guessing as a Packers fan, I should be worried. I'm not though, because while the Packers are screwed if Rodgers goes down, but so is just about every other team if their starters goes down, and the ones that aren't are already screwed because their starter sucks.

Jacksonville: Ten year veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant did not survive his first training camp with the Jags. That's probably a sign on whether he should continue with his career or not. Same with offensive line vet Pat McQuistan.

New England: Jake Ballard was a tight end of solid regard with the Giants until he blew out his ACL in the Super Bowl. The Patriots signed him in the offseason despite that, but now have released him despite Gronkowski's injury issues and Hernandez's murdering issue. Also, TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW.

New Orleans: Courtney Roby and former Ravens corner Chris Carr were the most notable names cut. This is just noting that the Saints still have all those running backs on the roster to torture you in fantasy. Especially Mark Ingram. Don't draft Mark Ingram.

N.Y. Giants: This is it for David Carr, right? I mean, doesn't it have to be.

N.Y. Jets: Did you know former fantasy tease Mohamed Massaquoi was a Jet? Well, not anymore, but that's probably a good thing for him.

Oakland: He was put on the practice squad later, but former Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, a fourth round pick, was the highest draft pick cut. Of course it happened to the Raiders. Also cut was Chris Kluwe, hopefully 100% because of his punting and 0% because of daring to speak about something other than football and Jesus.

Philadelphia: Dennis Dixon at some point moved to the other side of the state, at least until now.

Pittsburgh: Mike Golic, Jr. was among the cuts for the Steelers. No word if his next step is Saved by the Bell: the Middle-Aged Years.

San Diego: Former Steelers offensive line starter Max Starks was cut by the Chargers, who apparently aren't as desperate for line help as Pittsburgh usually is.

San Francisco: The aforementioned Seneca Wallace was among the Niners cut, as was Austin Collie, which is probably the right move for his own safety at this point.

Seattle: I'd be more like "OMG THEY CUT PRO BOWLER MICHAEL ROBINSON" if he hadn't been a Pro Bowler at fullback, where's there only about 4 guys eligible to be a Pro Bowl fullback a year. Brady Quinn was also cut, which isn't really that notable except for wondering what Quinn and Pete Carroll could possibly talk about. Quinn was then signed by the Jets because of course he was.

Tampa Bay: Lawrence Tynes was placed on the non-football injury list after he contracted MRSA. He's not happy though that he wasn't just placed on IR, and I don't blame him.

Washington: Keiland Williams was cut, subtracting one back who could potentially and inexplicably take away carries from Alfred Morris.

Who are the other big cuts that I missed?
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9/3/13   |   Jess   |   35116 respect

Mike Rob was a veteran leader in the locker room, so my surprise at them cutting him has more to do with that than what position he plays. He was actually on a lot of list of possible cuts throughout Seahawks blogs, so while I was surprised they actually did it, it wasn't as shocking as it might have otherwise been (if that makes sense.)