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Saints knock out Champ Bailey among final cuts

Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey was obviously a shell of himself last year, and now the question will become whether his brilliant career is over. A league source tells PFT that the Saints have released Bailey, perhaps one of the day’s biggest surprises. They were clearly in need of someone to shore up the position, and…

Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

Some thoughts as the Detroit Lions set their initial 53-man roster Saturday: Most significant move: The biggest surprise among the Lions’ cuts came at the position with the toughest overall competition. Kris Durham was tabbed a starter...Show More Summary

NFL Free Agents 2014: Predictions for Top Players After Roster Cuts

Even though excitement for the 2014 NFL season is reaching a fever pitch with the regular season starting on September 4, it is also an excruciating time for many players who have been trying to make a 53-man roster this preseason. Saturday at 4 p.m. Show More Summary

Chargers get down to 53 players

As reported earlier on Saturday, the Chargers did not find room for wide receiver Vincent Brown on their initial 53-man roster. Brown was one of 22 players dropped from the roster, although the team notes that he was waived-injured and would revert to their injured reserve if he makes it through waivers. The team also…

JT Barrett Debuts for Ohio State: Final Stat Line, Highlights, Twitter Reaction

J.T. Barrett made his first start for the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday against Navy. The team was able to power through a tough Midshipmen group, winning 34-17, but the growing pains for the freshman quarterback were obvious and will...Show More Summary

Bengals put A.J. McCarron on non-football injury list as part of cuts

The Bengals cut veteran safety Daniel Manning and offensive lineman Will Svitek, and will go with two quarterbacks for at least the first six weeks of the season. Rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron, their fifth-round pick, was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. He can rehab with the team and go to meetings, and will have…

Houston Texans cut-down analysis

Most significant move: Cornerback Brandon Harris ran out of chances. They say you know who a guy is as a football player by his third NFL season. Last season was Harris' third since being a second-round draft pick in 2011, and it wasn't an especially inspiring one. Show More Summary

Jets cut Dimitri Patterson

Cornerback Dimitri Patterson’s short and rocky tenure with the Jets has come to an end. PFT has learned that the Jets have cut Patterson on Saturday, a few days after he released a statement saying that the Jets were dishonest in saying that they didn’t know where he was when he failed to join the…

Arians wants to see injured players in pads

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Besides closely watching a host of bubble players during Thursday night’s preseason finale against the San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was keeping a close eye on a handful of potential starters...Show More Summary

Cowboys trade for defensive end Lavar Edwards

The Cowboys needed to drop 22 players from the roster to get from 75 to 53 by Saturday’s deadline. Now they’ll need to make a 23rd move. Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys have traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Titans in exchange for defensive end Lavar Edwards. Edwards was a fifth-round pick…

Report: Bills to waive WR T.J. Graham

The Bills will release of one of their regular receivers from a season ago. Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports the Bills are set to waive wide receiver T.J. Graham, a 2012 third-round pick. The 25-year-old Graham made 17 starts in his first two seasons with Buffalo, hauling in 54 passes for 683 yards and three…

Rice vs. Notre Dame: Live Score and Highlights

Rice at Notre Dame: 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC Football is back, and Notre Dame hosts Rice in a Week 1 matchup that has more storylines than one would have expected when this game was scheduled a few years ago. Quarterback Everett Golson is back in uniform for the Irish after gaining readmission to Notre Dame following his dismissal for academic dishonesty. Show More Summary

NFL Cuts 2014: Nate Burleson and More Veterans Reportedly Released from Rosters

Final roster cuts for NFL teams bring arguably the toughest decisions for coaches to make, and they often leave veteran players and former standouts looking for a new team after the preseason. Although coaches love the chance to bring in 90 players for the start of training camp, those initial cuts to 75 can prove tough after a few preseason games. Show More Summary

Jaguars cut their final four, including Kerry Taylor

The Jaguars did most of their business yesterday, but cut four more players today to get to the 53-man roster limit. The team announced they had cut wide receiver Kerry Taylor, cornerback Jamell Fleming, linebacker Nate Stupar and safety Sherrod Martin. Taylor started four games for the Jags last year, catching 22 passes for the year. But with…

Greg Little out in Oakland

If the Browns now regret cutting receiver Greg Little, they can do something about it. Little, claimed by the Raiders on waivers after he was cut by the Browns in May, has been released by Oakland.  He’ll be exposed to the waivers process again, with all other teams getting a chance to claim his contract.…

Source: Bills plan to waive T.J. Graham

The Buffalo Bills plan to waive wide receiver T.J. Graham prior to Saturday's cut-down deadline, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Graham, a third-round pick in 2012, was buried on the Bills' depth chart this summer and had been on the trading block. Show More Summary

Can Coons hold onto Titans' kicking job?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Undrafted rookie Travis Coons has won the Tennessee Titans kicking job, at least for the time being. Coons is on the roster, while Maikon Bonani is being cut, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. We’ll have to see how it pans out from here. Show More Summary

Steelers cut two 2014 draft picks on way to 53 players

The Steelers have announced 22 cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit and two of the players dropped were members of their 2014 draft class. Fifth-round cornerback Shaquille Richardson (pictured) and seventh-round tight end Rob Blanchflower were both waived on Saturday, leaving the Steelers with seven of their nine draft picks on their…

Report: Bengals cut Still, Charles

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals have parted ways with defensive tackle Devon Still and H-back Orson Charles, according to Pro Football Talk. A former second-round pick out of Penn State, Still was part of the same 2012 rookie class that brought linebacker Vontaze Burfict to Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent. Show More Summary

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