The Detroit Lions announced Saturday that they have placed RB Brian Calhoun and RB Aveion Cason on the Reserved/Injured list and released 20 players to trim their roster down to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit prior to the 6 p.m. ET league deadline.
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Defensive back Fernando Bryant and quarterback Matt Gutierrez were among the 18 players released by the New England Patriots Saturday. Bryant’s release, along with that of DB Jason Webster on Aug. 26 removes two veteran players with starting experience brought in this offseason to help replace Asante Samuel.
The Cowboys cut receivers Danny Amendola, Mark Bradford, Mike Jefferson and Todd Lowber on Saturday. A mild surprise considering the numerous injuries the Cowboys have suffered at receiver.
The Tennessee Titans waived the following players Saturday to reach the 53-player roster limit: FB Jeremy Cain, CB Marquice Cole, DE Sean Conover, FB Casey Cramer, RB Omar Cuff, WR Biren Ealy, LB Jerrell Freeman, CB Tuff Harris, DT Antonio Johnson, S Tony Joiner, S Calvin Lowry, OL Enoka Lucas, QB Ingle Martin, C Jason Murphy, TE Jamie Petrowksi, T Isaac Snell, DT Eric Taylor, K John Vaughn, OL Fernando Velasco, CB Cary Williams, WR Edward Williams and WR Roydell Williams.
Backup quarterbacks Jared Lorenzen and Quinn Gray were among the players waived by the Colts Saturday. The move leaves the team with two active quarterbacks in Peyton Manning and Jim Sorgi.
The happiest person of any player released in the NFL today is quarterback Chris Simms. The Buccaneers released Simms today.
Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced on Saturday that the club has made 22 transactions in order to comply with the NFL mandatory roster cutdown to 53 players.
The New York Giants waived 19 players Saturday, including kicker Josh Huston who kicked in the team’s final three preseason games.
The Eagles cut veteran defensive end Jerome McDougle as the team released 12 players to trim down to the 53-player limit.
Jesse Chatman of the New York Jets has been suspended without pay for the team’s first four regular-season games of 2008 for violating the NFL Policy on Steroids and Related Substances.
The Atlanta Falcons made 22 roster moves to reach the NFL’s mandatory 53-player limit on Saturday, including releasing QB Joey Harrington and TE Marcus Pollard.
The San Diego Chargers placed TE Scott Chandler on Reserve-Injured (toe) Saturday and released 20 players from their active roster to reach the NFL’s mandatory limit of 53 players.
The Cardinals have released 22 players to reach the 53-player limit. The Cardinals released veteran linebackers Brandon Moore, Matt Stewart and Joe Tafoya. The Cardinals kept undrafted rookie linebacker Ali Highsmith and veteran Monty Beisel.
It’s finally official…Kurt Warner is the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. Despite an impressive performance from Matt Leinart in Friday night’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos, coach Ken Whisenhunt still decided to go with Warner as the leader of his offensive attack.