Monday, September 05, 2016

2016 NFL Season: NFC Cuts


The Cowboys placed running back Darren McFadden on the reserve/non-football injury list, placed defensive end Demarcus Lawrence on the reserve/suspended list and waived-injured defensive end Mike McAdoo.

The Cowboys also parted ways with three former draft pick: Defensive end Ryan Russell, wide receiver Devin Street and tight end Rico Gathers, this year’s sixth-rounder. Gathers, a college basketball player, figures to end up on the practice squad.

Also released were linebacker Derek Akunne, center Jake Brendel, defensive tackle Rodney Coe, cornerback Isaiah Frey, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, wide receiver Andy Jones, linebacker Deon King, offensive tackle Ryan Mack, wide receiver Vince Mayle, cornerback Deji Olatoye, defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, guard Boston Stiverson, tight end Austin Traylor, kicker Matt Wile and offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann.

New York Giants

The team’s last two moves were cutting running back Andre Williams and placing veteran tight end Will Johnson on injured reserve.

The Giants cut veteran offensive lineman Adam Gettis and defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo, and waived the following 15 players: Quarterback Logan Thomas; wide receivers Geremy Davis, Darius Powe and Anthony Dable; offensive linemen Dillon Farrell and Ryan Seymour; defensive tackle Louis Nix;, defensive end Stansly Maponga; linebackers Brad Bars and Ishaq Williams; cornerbacks Leon McFadden, Michael Hunter and Donte Deayon; and safeties Justin Currie and Andrew Adams. They also waived-injured offensive linemen Emmett Cleary and Jake Rodgers, and have accounted for another roster spot with kicker Josh Brown’s one-game suspension.


The Eagles traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Vikings.

Waived later Saturday were sixth-round safety Blake Countess, linebacker Najee Goode, safety Ed Reynolds, cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, kicker Cody Parkey, linebacker Don Cherry, guard Darrell Greene, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, linebacker Quentin Gause, wide receiver Marcus Johnson, offensive lineman Barrett Jones, wide receiver Cayleb Jones, running back Byron Marshall, tight end M.J. McFarland, defensive end Jake Metz, running back Cedric O’Neal, linebacker Myke Tavarres, tight end Chris Pantale, defensive tackle Aziz Shittu and wide receiver David Watford.


Rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis, a defensive end, was waived. The Redskins also released offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus, a 2012 third-round pick, and nose tackle Jerrell Powe. They waived cornerbacks Lloyd Carrington and Mariel Cooper; tackles Takoby Cofield and Isaiah Williams; linebackers Carlos Fields, Lynden Trail and Mike Wakefield; wide receivers Maurice Harris, Kendal Thompson and T.J. Thorpe; running back Mack Brown; defensive end Corey Crawford; tight end Marcel Jensen; guard Nila Kasitati; fullback Joe Kerridge and safety Geno Matias-Smith.

Per multiple reports, the Redskins released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and tight end Logan Paulsen. Jenkins had signed with the team earlier in the week. Offensive lineman Vinston Painter was also released, PFT has learned.


The Bears waived quarterback David Fales, wide receiver Daniel Braverman, nose tackle Terry Williams, cornerback De’Vaunte Bausby, tight end Ben Braunecker, cornerback Taveze Calhoun, wide receiver B.J. Daniels, center Khaled Holmes, cornerback Kevin Peterson, long snapper Patrick Scales, linebacker John Timu and offensive tackle Jason Weaver.

Released were tight end Rob Housler, wide receiver Marc Mariani, tight end Tony Moeaki, running back Jacquizz Rodgers, guard Shelley Smith and tackle Garry Williams.

Linebacker Pernell McPhee and wide receiver were placed on reserve/physically unable to perform. Defensive end Ego Ferguson and linebacker Danny Mason were waived-injured.


The Lions waived sixth-round quarterback Jake Rudock and three young wide receivers: Jace Billingsley, T.J. Jones and Jay Lee.

The Lions also waived cornerback Alex Carter, wide receiver Quinshad Davis, linebacker Jayson DiManche, tight end Adam Fuehne, linebacker Zaviar Gooden, linebacker Khaseem Greene, center Gabe Ikard, safety Isaiah Johnson, tackle Luke Marquardt, tackle Michael Ola, defensive tackle Caraun Reid, offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, defensive back Charles Washington, running back George Winn and defensive tackle Gabe Wright. Two vested veterans, center Lemuel Jeanpierre and cornerback Darrin Walls, were released.

Tight end Andrew Quarless was placed on the reserve/suspended list.

Green Bay

The Packers released veteran guard Josh Sitton Saturday.

Quarterback Marquise Williams was among the cuts, as were veteran linebackers Sam Barrington and Carl Bradford and long snapper Rick Lovato. They were joined by wide receivers Geronimo Allison and Herb Waters; linebackers Beniquez Brown and Reggie Gilbert; cornerbacks Robertson Daniel and Warren Gatewood; running backs Brandon Ross and Alstevis Squirewell; defensive tackle Brian Price; guard Lucas Patrick; tight end Casey Pierce; and safety Jermaine Whitehead.

Defensive tackle Tyler Kuder and center Kyle Steuck are headed to injured reserve and cornerback Demetri Goodson and defensive tackle Mike Pennell will serve supensions to start the year. Center Corey Linsley was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list due to a hamstring injury.


The Vikings acquired quarterback Sam Bradford in a trade with the Eagles.

The Vikings cut three 2016 draft picks: Fourth-round offensive tackle Willie Beavers, sixth-round German Moritz Bohringer and seventh-round defensive end Stephen Weatherly.

Veteran defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis was released. The team also waived tackle Carter Bykowski, tight end Kyle Carter, guard Isame Faciane, wide receiver Isaac Fruechte, linebacker Jake Ganus, running back C.J. Ham, defensive tackle Toby Johnson, defensive end Zach Moore, defensive end Denzell Perine, running back Jhurell Pressley, defensive tackle Travis Raciti, fullback Blake Renaud, cornerback Tre Roberson, quarterback Brad Sorensen, quarterback Joel Stave and linebacker Brandon Watts.

Veteran safety Michael Griffin and cornerback Jabari Price were placed on injured reserve, and quarterback Taylor Heinicke was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.

The Vikings waived quarterback Brad Sorensen again Friday.


The Falcons finalized their 53-man roster Saturday with a series of moves. The Falcons waived/injured 2014 seventh-round linebacker Tyler Starr and waived defensive tackle Joey Mbu, wide receiver J.D. McKissic, safety Sharrod Neasman, quarterback Matt Simms and tight end D.J. Tialavea.

Cornerback Akeem King, a 2015 seventh-round pick, was placed on injured reserve, as was former Raiders corner Demarcus Van Dyke. The team reached injury settlements with running back Brandon Wilds and fullback Will Ratelle and placed safety Jalen Collins on the reserve-suspended list.

The Falcons did half of their work Friday, cutting kicker Shayne Graham and tackle Bryce Harris and waiving defensive end Nordly Capi, tackle Laurence Gibson, defensive end Malliciah Goodman, defensive tackle Cory Johnson, cornerback Devonte Johnson, safety Damian Parms, offensive lineman Collin Rahrig, wide receiver Corey Washington, and linebacker Matt Wells.


Guard Chris Scott was placed on the reserve-suspended list as he begins a four-game suspension.

The Panthers parted ways with veteran safety Stevie Brown Friday. In a bit of a surprise, they waived rookie cornerback Zack Sanchez, this year’s fifth-round pick.

Also cut were seventh-round tight end Beau Sandland, defensive tackle Kyle Love, safety Marcus Ball, linebacker Brian Blechen, defensive tackle Eric Crume, safety Travell Dixon, wide receiver Keyarris Garrett, defensive end Arthur Miley, running back Jalen Simmons, defensive tackle Robert Thomas, tight end Eric Wallace, defensive end Larry Webster, running back Brandon Wegher, guard David Yankey and cornerback Lou Young.

Placed on injured reserve were wide receiver Kevin Norwood, linebacker Ben Jacobs and tackle Jordan Rigsbee.

New Orleans

The Saints terminated the contracts of veteran offensive tackle Khalif Barnes, kicker Connor Barth, running back Travaris Cadet, tackle Tony Hills and defensive ends Darryl Tapp and C.J. Wilson.

They placed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui on injured reserve and waived the following players: Center Jack Allen, guard Joseph Cheek, defensive back Brian Dixon, defensive back Trae Elston, guard John Fullington, tight end Garrett Griffin, center Marcus Henry, running back Austin Johnson, wide receiver Jake Lampman, defensive end Chris McCain, defensive end Bobby Richardson, linebacker Jeff Schoettmer (injured), tackle Tyrus Thompson (injured), defensive end Davis Tull and wide receiver Jordan Williams.

Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers did their business Friday, cutting running backs Peyton Barber and Russell Hansbrough, wide receivers Bernard Reedy, Kenny Bell, Freddie Martino and Jonathan Krause, tight end Danny Vitale, offensive linemen Josh Allen, Ben Gottschalk, Kelvin Palmer and Kyler Kerbyson, defensive end Kourtnei Brown, defensive tackles Cliff Matthews and A.J. Francis, linebackers Luke Rhodes, Josh Keyes, Jeremiah George and Micah Awe and defensive backs Javien Elliott and Isaiah Johnson. Wide receiver Louis Murphy and guard J.R. Sweezy remain on the physically unable to perform list.


The Cardinals cut quarterback Matt Barkley, defensive tackle Red Bryant and safety Chris Clemons.

Waived were center Taylor Boggs, cornerback Cariel Brooks, wide receiver Marquis Bundy, linebacker Donald Butler, tackle Rob Crisp, safety Matthias Farley, wide receiver Brittan Golden, cornerback Trevon Hartfield, wide receiver Chris Hubert, guard Antoine McClain, cornerback Harlan Miller, tight end Ifeanyi Momah, running back Elijhaa Penny, tackle Given Price, linebacker Shaq Riddick, wide receiver Jaxon Shipley, tight end Hakeem Valles, running back Kerwynn Williams and cornerback Ronald Zamort. They also waived-injured linebacker Tristan Okpalaugo.

The Cardinals began Friday with the cuts of veteran safety Chris Clemons and linebacker Donald Butler, along with waiving running back Kerwynn Williams, offensive lineman Taylor Boggs, defensive back Cariel Brooks, wide receiver Marquis Bundy, tackle Rob Crisp and guard Antoine McClain

Los Angeles

Two veterans, linebacker Akeem Ayers and defensive tackle Cam Thomas, were released.

The other players waived by the Rams were defensive end Ian Seau, offensive tackle Isaiah Battle, safety Christian Bryant, linebacker Brandon Chubb, tight end Justice Cunningham, defensive end Morgan Fox, safety Rohan Gaines, running back Aaron Green, wide receiver Austin Hill, cornerback Michael Jordan, safety Jordan Kovacs, center Eric Kush, linebacker Cameron Lynch, running back Terrence Magee, wide receiver Paul McRoberts, cornerback Marcus Roberson, cornerback Jabriel Washington and wide receiver Duke Williams.

The Rams also put offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds and offensive lineman Darrell Williams on injured reserve.

San Francisco

The 49ers made two trades: They sent an undisclosed draft pick to the Chiefs for veteran Rod Streater, who joins Jeremy Kerley as recent trade acquisitions at the position. They also sent safety L.J. McCray to the Seahawks for an undisclosed pick.

The rest of the players dropped from the roster are wide receivers Dres Anderson, Devon Cajuste, Ryan Whalen and DeAndre White; offensive linemen Alex Balducci, Fahn Cooper, Colin Kelly and Norman Price; defensive linemen Demetrius Cherry, B.J. McBryde and Garrison Smith; tight end Je’Ron Hamm; running backs DuJuan Harris and 2016 sixth-round pick Kelvin Taylor; cornerback Prince Charles Iworah; and linebackers Corey Lemonier and Shayne Skov.

In addition, wide receiver DeAndre Smelter was waived/injured and linebacker Aaron Lynch was placed on the reserve/suspended list.


The contracts of guard Jahri Evans and fullback Will Tukuafu were terminated. Waived were quarterback Jake Heaps, defensive tackle Brandin Bryant, tight end Clayton Echard, linebacker Steve Longo, running back Troymaine Pope, defensive tackle Jordan Hill (injured), linebacker Eric Pinkins (injured), tackle Terry Poole (injured), offensive lineman Will Pericak, defensive end Tylor Harris, cornerback Marcus Burley, safety Keenan Lambert, defensive end Ryan Robinson, cornerback Tye Smith, defensive tackle Tani Tupuo, tight end Joe Sommers (injured), linebacker Kache Palacio and wide receivers Kenny Lawler, Uzoma Nwachukwu, Douglas McNeil III, Kasen Williams and Antwan Goodley.

The team also acquired safeties L.J. McCray (from the 49ers) and Dewey McDonald (from the Raiders) in separate trades.

The Seahawks also cut four players from injured reserve with settlements: Running back George Farmer, defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, wide receiver Kevin Smith and defensive back Trovon Reed.

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