One of the toughest parts of the NFL schedule is here.
Over the next few days all 32 teams will face the challenge of trimming their rosters from 9src players down to 53, ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline (Eastern). With some teams having played their final preseason games over Thursday and Friday night, some of the roster cuts are starting to trickle in.
We will be tracking all the roster moves over the next few days, so be sure to come back early and often as your favorite teams finalize their rosters ahead of the NFL season.
Sunday, August 27
New York Giants: According to Ian Rapoport, the Giants have released veteran running back James Robinson and wide receiver Jaydon Mickens. The team also announced that defensive tackle Kevin Atkins, defensive back Darren Evans, nose tackle Donovan Jeter, and wide receiver Collin Johnson were waived. Defensive linemen Tashawn Bower and Brandin Bryant, and offensive tackles Korey Cunningham and Julien Davenport, had their contracts terminated.
Saturday, August 26
Some of the first moves came on Saturday, with a handful of teams having completed their preseason schedules.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers played their final preseason game on Friday night, and waived 11 players on Saturday. The 11 players cut by the Panthers are: Quarterback Jake Luton, running back Camerun Peoples, wide receivers Gary Jennings and CJ Saunders, offensive tackle Larnel Coleman, defensive lineman Antwuan Jackson, linebacker Bumper Pool, safeties Collin Duncan and Josh Thomas, cornerback Rejzohn Wright, and kicker Matthew Wright.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons announced the release of four players: Cornerback Bless Austin, offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield, and defensive linemen Delontae Scott and Justin Ellis. Mayfield was the team’s third-round selection in the 2src21 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh released eight players on Saturday. The eight players released were wide receiver Dan Chisena, defensive back Nevelle Clarke, linebacker Kuony Deng, cornerback Madre Harper, defensive lineman James Nyamwaya, kicker B.T. Potter, linebacker Forrest Rhyne, and long snapper Rex Sunahara.