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Jerry Jones: I don’t plan to put Jimmy Johnson in Ring of Honor

Jimmy Johnson, the coach who led the Cowboys to two championships before leaving the team after a falling out with owner Jerry Jones, has said that he has an assurance from Jones that he will eventually be inducted in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. Jones apparently doesn’t recall giving Johnson any such assurance. In an…

Panthers surprised Canadian tackle by keeping him on 53

Tackles who can actually play are a scarce commodity on the waiver wire. So ones who even might be able to play get the benefit of the doubt. The Panthers initially told Canadian product David Foucault they were going to cut him and bring him back to the practice squad. And that was enough to thrill…

Sunday morning one-liners

Trading up for WR T.J. Graham in the draft didn’t work out for the Bills. What a difference a year makes to the Dolphins roster. Said Patriots RB James White of QB Jimmy Garoppolo, “I just think he’s playing with more confidence, being confident in the plays that are called, trusting in the plays that are…

Ravens getting healthier with Week One approaching

The Ravens are down to 53 players on their active roster and that group is looking healthy as they start the week of preparation for the start of the regular season. Baltimore got several ailing players back at practice on Saturday. Cornerbacks Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith and Asa Jackson all returned to the field, giving…

Champ Bailey “fully healthy” and “definitely” wants to play this season

The Saints parted ways with cornerback Champ Bailey as they dropped to 53 players this weekend, leading some to wonder if this is the end of the line for a likely Hall of Famer. Bailey has spent 15 years in the NFL, but was bothered by a foot injury this summer after missing 11 games…

Giants not expecting Odell Beckham for Week 1

The Giants will likely open their season with their first-round draft pick where he has been throughout the preseason: on the sideline. Giants coach Tom Coughlin indicated on Saturday that rookie receiver Odell Beckham, who is nursing a hamstring injury, isn’t expected to play in the Monday night opener against the Lions. Coughlin said one…

Harbaugh: Jonathan Martin has “done an excellent job of getting the job done”

The 49ers’ initial 53-player roster has just available seven offensive linemen — five starters and two backups. One of those reserves is ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin, who will back up both tackle spots and could also be asked to play guard in a pinch. In a conference call with media on Saturday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh…

Michael Sam expects “a long and successful career”

Shortly after he was released by the Rams, Michael Sam said he sees today as just a minor setback. Sam wrote on Twitter that he still believes he’s going to make it in the NFL, even if he didn’t make the Rams’ 53-man roster after today’s final cuts. “I want to thank the entire Rams…

All 32 teams are down to 53 players

The toughest day of the year for NFL players on the roster bubble has come and gone, and all 32 teams are now down to the 53-player roster limit. About 700 players were released, placed on injured reserve or otherwise removed from active rosters today, and we have all their names in our 53-man roster…

Raiders the last team to announce cuts, such that it matters

As per custom, the Raiders were the last team to announce their cuts, rolling in three hours after the league’s deadline to submit them. There wasn’t what you’d call a surprise among the group, though they did cut veteran wideout Greg Little. The rest of their cuts include wide receiver Seth Roberts, kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, running back George…

Kendall James, Kain Colter, Chris Crocker among Vikings cuts

Sixth-round pick Kendall James was among the Vikings’ 19 cuts on Saturday, the club announced. A cornerback from Maine, James is eligible to be added to a practice squad if he clears waivers. Other Vikings cuts included undrafted rookie wide receiver Kain Colter and veteran safeties Kurt Coleman and Chris Crocker. The Vikings also parted…

Seahawks cut roster down to 53 players

The Seattle Seahawks terminated the contracts of two veterans, placed one player on injured reserve and waived 20 players to reach their roster limit on Saturday. The Indianapolis Colts announced earlier in the day they had traded cornerback Marcus Burley to the Seahawks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2015. That led Seattle to…

Cardinals trim roster to 53

Twenty players were released, one was given an injury settlement and one was moved to injured reserve as the Cardinals got down to 53 on their roster today. Arizona announced that the following players were cut: RB Zach Bauman, LB Marcus Benard, G Philip Blake, LB Jonathan Brown, WR Dan Buckner, C John Estes, DT…

Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go

Safety Major Wright was supposed to be one of the guys to help spread Lovie Smith’s message in Tampa Bay, but he won’t be doing that now. The veteran safety was one of the final eight roster cuts made by the Buccaneers, as they reached the 53-man roster limit. Wright was signed in April after…

Packers keep three quarterbacks

Reports on Saturday indicated the Packers were only going to keep two quarterbacks on their initial 53-man roster, but those reports have been proven incorrect. The Packers unveiled their roster on Saturday afternoon and it includes Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien. Both Flynn and Tolzien saw time with the Packers offense as they…

49ers reach 53-man roster limit

The San Francisco 49ers are the latest team to reach the NFL-mandated limit of 53 players on the roster. San Francisco announced that 19 players were released on Saturday: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence Okoye, WR Kassim Osgood, T Michael…

Broncos get to 53-man limit, keep just two QBs

The Broncos have a pretty good quarterback, so they’re only going to keep two. The Broncos waived third quarterback Zac Dysert, leaving only Brock Osweiler and some guy named Peyton Manning. Otherwise, the Broncos’ cuts were pretty by the book. They terminated the contracts of five veterans: Tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, cornerback Jerome…

Browns announce initial 53-man roster

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said recently that he thought the Browns should put Connor Shaw into the mix for the starting quarterback job. The Browns may have seen the Gamecocks get steamrolled by Texas A&M on Thursday night or they may have just dismissed Spurrier’s NFL acumen based on his experience in Washington…

Stephen Hill’s agent disappointed in Ryan and Idzik, thinks Browns will be interested

The Jets cut wide receiver Stephen Hill, a 2012 second-round pick, on Saturday and Hill’s agent Alan Herman was less than thrilled with the team’s decision. Herman argued that the team’s quarterbacks and offensive schemes were to blame for his client’s struggles in his first two seasons. Hill had 45 catches and four touchdowns in…

Chiefs release PK Ryan Succop in move to 53 players

The Chiefs have parted ways with their incumbent kicker. Ryan Succop, the Chiefs’ kicker the last five seasons, was released by the club on Saturday, the team announced. The 27-year-old Succop hit 22-of-28 field goals and forced 47 touchbacks in 91 kickoffs in 2013. The final pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, Succop had spent…

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