• Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

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    • Green Bay Packers cut-down analysis

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers reached the mandated 75-player roster limit on Tuesday by placing six players on injured reserve. Two days earlier, they waived seven players. Most surprising move: When the Packers used to hold their offseason p…
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    • Miami Dolphins cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Miami Dolphins quarterback Brady Quinn was the biggest release in terms of name recognition. The former 2007 first-round pick joined Miami about two weeks ago but was put in a rough spot to learn a new offense months after everyon…
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    • New England Patriots cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: On a day when nothing could trump the trade of veteran offensive lineman Logan Mankins, the one name that stood above the rest in terms of cuts is rookie defensive back Jemea Thomas. A sixth-round draft choice out of Georgia Tech …
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    • Houston Texans cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: There weren't really any very significant football moves in the Houston Texans' first round of cuts. Those gone as the team reduces its roster from 90 (the Texans had 89 for a few weeks) to 75 were long shots to make the team. Non…
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    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The team released Eric Page, who handled the return duties last year. This is a pretty clear sign that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go with undrafted rookie Solomon Patton as their primary return man. Page was reliable but unspec…
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    • Packers set Colt Lyerla free

      One of the most-hyped undrafted free agents of 2014 will be a free agent again. Eventually. According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers have reached an injury settlement with tight end Colt Lyerla. Under the terms of the deal…
    • Pittsburgh Steelers cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Steelers cut a pair of players who appeared in games for them last season. In the process, their plans along the defensive line came more into focus. The team released defensive end Brian Arnfelt, who appeared in two games at …
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    • St. Louis Rams cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: None of the Rams' moves really registered much of a blip on the radar, though parting with end Sammy Brown and safety Matt Daniels in this round might qualify as something of a surprise. Brown and Daniels have spent time on the ac…
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    • New Orleans Saints cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Releasing linebacker Victor Butler was a small surprise, but a huge shame. I was one of many analysts who thought the pass-rush specialist could have a huge impact when he joined the New Orleans Saints last year, following defensi…
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    • Indianapolis Colts cut-down analysis

      The Indianapolis Colts made four roster moves Tuesday afternoon to get down to 75 players. Most significant move: Running back Vick Ballard was expected to be a part of the Colts’ backfield that also features Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw. The thr…
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    • Washington Redskins cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Redskins released veteran backup linebacker Rob Jackson, a move that in truth was only mildly surprising. Jackson was not playing on special teams and did not have the speed the Redskins are trying to find defensively. Jackson…
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    • Tennessee Titans cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: There really isn’t one. Linebacker Jonathan “Tig” Willard pulled people out of a burning car on his way to camp a year ago. Cornerback Micah Pellerin was a waiver claim from Dallas last year. But no one on the list of the first cu…
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    • San Diego Chargers cut-down analysis

      The San Diego Chargers cut 12 players, placed three on the injured reserve list and another on the reserve/physically unable to perform (PUP) list to get down to the NFL-mandated 75 players by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. San Diego also acquired defens…
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    • Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Raiders put 2013 first-round pick D.J. Hayden on the physically unable to perform list to start the season. He will be out at least the first six weeks of the season. He had foot surgery in June. Initially, the Raiders said th…
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    • Chicago Bears cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Chicago Bears officially made Jimmy Clausen the No. 2 quarterback and jettisoned Jordan Palmer, who quickly signed with the Buffalo Bills. While Clausen and Palmer aren’t considered proven commodities, the latter had more fami…
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    • Philadelphia Eagles cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: It wasn’t surprising, but the release of rookie kicker Carey Spear stands out because it wasn’t the result of Alex Henery locking up the kicker position. The Eagles are still looking to upgrade. They traded for Colts rookie kicker…
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    • Cincinnati Bengals cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Few of the Cincinnati Bengals' cuts were too surprising, but quarterback Matt Scott's release mighthave been the most significant because he had been viewed as the No. 3 quarterback on the roster behind Andy Dalton and Jason Campb…
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    • Dallas Cowboys cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Matt Johnson era has not officially ended, but the safety was waived by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday as part of the roster moves to reach the NFL-mandated 75-player limited. A fourth-round draft pick in 2012, Johnson never pl…
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    • Seattle Seahawks cut-down analysis

      Most significant move Tuesday: Nothing surprising on the seven moves Tuesday to get to the 75-player limit after making eight roster moves Monday. However, moving rookie defensive back Eric Pinkins to the reserve/non-football injury list means the Seaha…
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    • Cleveland Browns cut-down analysis

      The Cleveland Browns trimmed their roster to 76 on Tuesday. Teams have to get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. • Most significant move: The release of wide receiver Anthony Armstrong isn't exactly a shock, but it does show where the Browns a…
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    • New York Giants cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Marcus Harris had done enough to make the New York Giants at wide receiver, but he suffered an injury in Friday's preseason game and has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Giants and Harris said Friday his injury wa…
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    • Denver Broncos cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: There may be no more difficult place on the roster for a young player to earn the trust of the coaching staff than in the offensive line. So much so Orlando Franklin is the last Broncos offensive linemen to start as a rookie and h…
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    • San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: It was already known that All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman would miss half of the season after his gruesome left knee injury in the NFC title game last January, but it was made official with Bowman being placed on the rese…
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    • Jacksonville Jaguars cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The only one that really qualifies as significant is the team’s decision to cut cornerback Mike Harris, but it’s not like that move was a surprise. The former Florida State standout has been a solid nickel cornerback for the Jagua…
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    • Arizona Cardinals cut-down analysis

      The Arizona Cardinals made 13 moves to trim their player roster to 75. NFL teams have to get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Most significant move: Releasing kicker Jay Feely. This was a move that was widely expected throughout the past few…
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    • Baltimore Ravens cut-down analysis

      The Baltimore Ravens made 15 roster moves to trim their 90-player roster to 75. NFL teams have to get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Most significant move: Waiving safety Omar Brown. It's not a newsworthy first round of cuts when Brown is …
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    • Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: By cutting kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, the Lions ended their kicking competition by settling on rookie Nate Freese from Boston College. Detroit coach Jim Caldwell continually called this a tight competition. However, Freese always w…
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    • Buffalo Bills cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Buffalo Bills releasing quarterback Dennis Dixon reduces the depth chart at the position to three players as the team heads into the preseason finale. Dixon saw his first action of the preseason in Saturday's loss to the Tampa…
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    • Bills drop 11, including Dennis Dixon

      The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with 11 players, in an effort to get toward the 75-man roster limit that becomes effective on Tuesday. Gone are quarterback Dennis Dixon, safety Derek Brim, punter Jake Dombrowski, receiver Tori Gurley, safety Jajuan H…
    • New York Jets: Cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The decision to release wide receiver/kickoff returner Jacoby Ford came as a mild surprise, mostly because he didn't even make the cut to 75. The Jets took a flyer on a flyer, giving the speester a one-year, $740,000 contract (inc…
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  • Carolina Panthers cut-down analysis

    Most significant move: Carolina thought so much of wide receiver Tiquan Underwood in free agency that it gave him a two-year deal that included a $300,000 signing bonus. The hope was he would replace Ted Ginn Jr. as the speed receiver and possibly doubl…
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  • Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Cleveland Browns

    Some people are fans of the Cleveland Browns. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Cleveland Browns. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.Read more...
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  • Kansas City Chiefs cut-down analysis

    Most significant move: When the Kansas City Chiefs released Jerron McMillian, they parted ways with their only reserve safety who has started an NFL game. Two of the four backup safety candidates, Jonathon Amaya and Kelcie McCray, have NFL experience bu…
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