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Rams cut Michael Sam

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, did not make the Rams’ 53-man roster. The Rams cut Sam in one of their final moves today, the team has announced. Sam arrived in St. Louis with great fanfare — but with long odds to make the regular-season roster because…
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Lions make cuts to 53-player limit; Kellen Moore makes roster

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Lions have reduced their roster to 53 players, the club announced on its website Saturday. Among the club’s decisions: quarterback Kellen Moore and wide receivers Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles have made the roster. According to the club’s website, the Lions have released offensive lineman Rodney Austin, linebacker Shamari Benton, wide receiver Kris Durham,…
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Saints knock out Champ Bailey among final cuts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey was obviously a shell of himself last year, and now the question will become whether his brilliant career is over. A league source tells PFT that the Saints have released Bailey, perhaps one of the day’s biggest surprises. They were clearly in need of someone to shore up the position, and…
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Chargers get down to 53 players

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — As reported earlier on Saturday, the Chargers did not find room for wide receiver Vincent Brown on their initial 53-man roster. Brown was one of 22 players dropped from the roster, although the team notes that he was waived-injured and would revert to their injured reserve if he makes it through waivers. The team also…
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Bengals put A.J. McCarron on non-football injury list as part of cuts

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Bengals cut veteran safety Daniel Manning and offensive lineman Will Svitek, and will go with two quarterbacks for at least the first six weeks of the season. Rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron, their fifth-round pick, was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. He can rehab with the team and go to meetings, and will have…
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Roundup: Hill’s Time With Jets Ends After 2 Seasons

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BEN SHPIGEL) — Two years after trading up to draft him in the second round, the Jets released wide receiver Stephen Hill as they worked to trim their roster.
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Jets cut Dimitri Patterson

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Cornerback Dimitri Patterson’s short and rocky tenure with the Jets has come to an end. PFT has learned that the Jets have cut Patterson on Saturday, a few days after he released a statement saying that the Jets were dishonest in saying that they didn’t know where he was when he failed to join the…
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Cowboys trade for defensive end Lavar Edwards

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Cowboys needed to drop 22 players from the roster to get from 75 to 53 by Saturday’s deadline. Now they’ll need to make a 23rd move. Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys have traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Titans in exchange for defensive end Lavar Edwards. Edwards was a fifth-round pick…
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N.F.L. Preview: Johnny Manziel’s Arrival in Cleveland Has Fans Envisioning a Browns Renaissance.

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By KEN BELSON) — Johnny Manziel has spurred ticket and merchandise sales as well as hopes that the Browns may someday win a championship, something that hasn’t happened since 1964.
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Report: Bills to waive WR T.J. Graham

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — The Bills will release of one of their regular receivers from a season ago. Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports the Bills are set to waive wide receiver T.J. Graham, a 2012 third-round pick. The 25-year-old Graham made 17 starts in his first two seasons with Buffalo, hauling in 54 passes for 683 yards and three…
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Jaguars cut their final four, including Kerry Taylor

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Jaguars did most of their business yesterday, but cut four more players today to get to the 53-man roster limit. The team announced they had cut wide receiver Kerry Taylor, cornerback Jamell Fleming, linebacker Nate Stupar and safety Sherrod Martin. Taylor started four games for the Jags last year, catching 22 passes for the year. But with…
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Greg Little out in Oakland

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio) — If the Browns now regret cutting receiver Greg Little, they can do something about it. Little, claimed by the Raiders on waivers after he was cut by the Browns in May, has been released by Oakland.  He’ll be exposed to the waivers process again, with all other teams getting a chance to claim his contract.…
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Steelers cut two 2014 draft picks on way to 53 players

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Steelers have announced 22 cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit and two of the players dropped were members of their 2014 draft class. Fifth-round cornerback Shaquille Richardson (pictured) and seventh-round tight end Rob Blanchflower were both waived on Saturday, leaving the Steelers with seven of their nine draft picks on their…
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On Pro Football: The N.F.L.’s Cultural Juggernaut May Risk Market Saturation

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By KEN BELSON) — Prognosticators of doom for the N.F.L. say the league is getting too greedy, particularly in the expansion of its television package.
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Ravens part ways with 2013 fourth-rounder John Simon

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — The Ravens drafted 10 players in 2013, but only six of them will remain with the organization through Saturday’s cuts. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team has waived linebacker John Simon, who was their fourth-round pick last season. Offensive lineman Ryan Jensen was also on the cut list and the duo…
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