• Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

    Summary of 23 articles · Updated Aug 31, 2013
    The Raiders were one of the more intriguing teams in the NFL on cut-down day because they have so many holes and competitions. There were no surprises for the Detroit Lions and, really, there were few big decisions. You wonder if the Lions would change directions soon in that regard. With Tom Crabtree dealing with a high-ankle sprain that could keep him out of some regular-season action, the Buccaneers might look to the waiver wire to see if there is a pass-catching tight end they can pair with Luke Stocker Waived S Sean Baker , CB Deveron Carr , T Jace Daniels , LB Dom DeCicco , LS Andrew DePaola , K Derek Dimke , WR David Douglas , LB Ka’lial Glaud, S Cody Grimm , P Chas Henry , DT Lazarius Levingston , DT Matthew Masifilo , DT Andre Neblett, TE Danny Noble , WR Chris Owusu , T Mike Remmers , CB Mason Robinson and C/G Cody Wallace .
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    • Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis

      Most significant moves: The Raiders were one of the more intriguing teams in the NFL on cut-down day because they have so many holes and ongoing competitions. There were a lot of significant moves. The Raiders are desperate for pass-rushers, and they cu…
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    • New York Jets cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: It wasn't a surprise, but the New York Jets waived Greg McElroy, their only quarterback not named Mark Sanchez who has started a game in the NFL. Granted, McElroy has only one career start, but the move is significant because it u…
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    • Miami Dolphins cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Dolphins had several tough decisions to make at the bottom of their roster. Perhaps the biggest call was whether to keep three quarterbacks -- and Miami opted Saturday to keep third-stringer Pat Devlin. Devlin played nearly al…
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    • Cleveland Browns cut-down analysis

      Most significant move. One of the major storylines this summer was the kicking battle between Shayne Graham and Brandon Bogotay. Who won? Nobody. The Cleveland Browns will continue their search for a kicker after cutting both on their roster, which make…
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    • Seattle Seahawks cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Moving defensive end Chris Clemons off the PUP list and onto the 53-man roster. Clemons, who led the team with 11.5 sacks last year, has been recovering from offseason ACL surgery and has not practiced. But placing him on the acti…
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    • San Diego Chargers cut-down analysis

      Most significant moves: This is a thin roster, so there weren’t a ton of standout cuts here. But there were two veteran names of note to get the axe in the first year of the Tom Telesco-Mike McCoy era in San Diego. Tackle Max Starks and receiver Robert …
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    • Cincinnati Bengals cut-down analysis

      Most significant move. The Bengals surprisingly cut John Conner and kept Orson Charles. This means the Bengals aren't going with a traditional fullback. The Bengals will use two tight ends in their primary formation with Jermaine Gresham and first-round…
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    • Kansas City Chiefs cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The Chiefs decided not to keep tight end Tony Moeaki after he fractured his shoulder in a preseason game. Moeaki may have been able to return to play at some point during the regular season, but the Chiefs decided to move on witho…
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    • New England Patriots cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Tough to pick just one when the players involved are Rob Gronkowski, Tim Tebow and Adrian Wilson, among others. But in terms of impact, Gronkowski seems like the right choice, as he opens the year on the 53-man active roster and n…
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    • Green Bay Packers cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: After the Packers released Graham Harrell on Aug. 24, the backup quarterback job was Vince Young’s to lose. The former first-round draft pick on the Tennessee Titans lost it. After an unimpressive performance in the preseason fina…
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    • Arizona Cardinals cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Placing linebacker Daryl Washington on the reserve/suspended list for the first four games was easily the most significant move the Cardinals made, but that was a matter of course. Specific to the roster, Arizona kept only four wi…
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    • Patriots roster re-set after cut-down

      The following is a look at the Patriots' roster, currently at 51 players (expect more moves ahead), with a quick-hit thought at each position: OFFENSE (25) Quarterbacks (2) Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett Quick hit: For the fourth time in five years, the Patrio…
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    • Minnesota Vikings cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Joe Webb has officially made the Vikings' roster at two different positions. After a dismal performance in place of Christian Ponder during the Vikings' playoff game last January, Webb made the transition to wide receiver this spr…
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    • Indianapolis Colts cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Defensive lineman Fili Moala didn’t play in the preseason because was he was still rehabbing a knee injury from late 2012, but that didn’t stop him from making the roster. Keeping Moala put an end to fellow defensive lineman Drake…
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    • New York Giants cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: It was 2011 second-round draft pick Marvin Austin who was the odd man out of the numbers game at defensive tackle when the New York Giants announced their final roster cuts Saturday night. Austin was beaten out for a roster spot b…
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    • Washington Redskins cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: Keeping four quarterbacks with back-from-the-dead Pat White making the roster. Anyone who saw White throw early in spring workouts would not have predicted this scenario. But White, who has been out of the NFL the past three seaso…
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    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: The fact the Bucs didn’t put guard Carl Nicks on injured reserve or the physically unable to perform list is a strong sign that the veteran should be able to return early in the season. Nicks has been battling a staph infection. I…
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    • Denver Broncos cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: It was a tough couple days for some of the Broncos' younger players. After retaining the bulk of their draft classes in the first two years on the job for John Elway and John Fox, the Broncos waived four former draft picks Saturda…
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    • Carolina Panthers cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: In the world of perception that quarterback is the most important position, the most significant move would be cutting third-stringer Jimmy Clausen, simply because the 2010 second-round draft pick out of Notre Dame was brought in …
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    • Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

      Falcons moves: Waived LB Brian Banks, G Theo Goins, DT Neal Huynh, CB Terrence Johnson, S Charles Mitchell, DT Micanor Regis, T Alec Savoie, LB Pat Schiller, K Jeremy Shelley, CB Peyton Thompson, RB Ronnie Wingo, FB Patrick DiMarco, LB Robert James, WR …
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    • Dallas Cowboys cut-down analysis

      Most significant move: After cutting Sterling Moore, the Cowboys have only four cornerbacks on their 53-man roster with Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Orlando Scandrick and rookie B.W. Webb. Moore was a late-season pickup off New England’s practice squ…
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  • Falcons release Robert James, eight others

    Veteran linebacker Robert James was among nine players released by the Falcons on Saturday, the club’s website said. The Falcons are at the 53-player roster limit. James appeared in all 16 regular-season games in 2012 as a reserve, notching 11 tackles. …

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