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53-Man Roster Cutdown Tracker

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All 32 NFL teams need to cut their rosters down to the 53-player limit on Saturday, meaning hundreds of NFL players are losing their jobs. We’ll keep you posted on who all those players are right here, with links to PFT posts on the roster cuts for every team.

Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals got down to 53 players on Friday.

Atlanta Falcons
Got down to 53 with a batch of cuts including John Parker Wilson. Coy Wire and Chauncey Davis were among the early cuts.

Baltimore Ravens
Got down to 53 with Tavares Gooden among the cuts.

Buffalo Bills
The Bills got down to 53 with Ed Wang and Craig Davis among the cuts. Tight end Shawn Nelson was also among the players waived.

Carolina Panthers
The Panthers got down to 61 by cutting defensive tackles Corvey Irvin and Nick Hayden and running back Tyrell Sutton, among others, then got down to 53 later in the day.

Chicago Bears
Running back Chester Taylor was cut on Saturday, and 14 players were cut on Friday along with 10 more on Saturday to reach the 53-man limit.

Cincinnati Bengals
Got down to 53 by putting Bobbie Williams on the suspended list and Bo Scaife on injured reserve, and by cutting a host of players, including Max Jean-Gilles.

Cleveland Browns
Announced 17 cuts early Saturday, and sent Brandon Jackson to I.R. as part of the final 10 necessary moves.

Dallas Cowboys
Running back Chris Gronkowski and defensive lineman Igor Olshansky were among the players let go as the Cowboys cut it down to 53.

Denver Broncos 
The Broncos are down to 53 with cuts including tight end Dante Rosario and tight end Dan Gronkowski.

Detroit Lions
Caleb Campbell was among the cuts as the Lions got down to 53.

Green Bay Packers
Brandon Underwood was among the early cuts as the Packers got down to 53.

Houston Texans
Receiver Dorin Dickerson, linebacker Xavier Adibi, defensive lineman Damione Lewis and tight end Anthony Hill are among the cuts. The Texans left themselves some roster flexibility by cutting down to 52.

Indianapolis Colts
Defensive tackle Tommie Harris was cut, as was backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky as the Colts got down to 53.

Jacksonville Jaguars
A bunch of cuts got the Jags down to 53, with a roster that includes new arrival Dwight Lowery and three undrafted rookies.

Kansas City Chiefs
Reshard Langford, Micah Johnson and Zeke Markshausen have been cut. With Tony Moeaki on IR, the Chiefs cut it to 53.

Miami Dolphins
Will Allen and Larry Johnson were the two biggest names cut by the Dolphins. QB Kevin O’Connell, TE Dedrick Epps and S Gerald Alexander are among the other cuts as the Dolphins got down to 53.

Minnesota Vikings
Jaymar Johnson and Stylez G. White were among the cuts as the Vikings got down to 53.

New England Patriots
Brandon Meriweather was released, as was Brandon Tate. Sammy Morris, Niko Koutouvides, Eric Kettani and Landon Cohen were among the cuts as the Patriots got down to 53.

New Orleans Saints
Chris Ivory is headed to the PUP list, and several cuts were announced on Friday. Linebacker Clint Ingram was among the final cuts as the Saints reached the 53-man limit.

New York Giants
Matt Dodge lost the punting competition and was cut. In one of the feel-good stories of the day, Mark Herzlich made the 53-man roster.

New York Jets
Scotty McKnight, the best buddy of quarterback Mark Sanchez, was among the early cuts. Dwight Lowery was traded, while Aaron Maybin remained as the Jets got down to 53.

Oakland Raiders
Trent Edwards was among the cuts as the Raiders got to 53.

Philadelphia Eagles
Phillly cut down to 53, and Joselio Hanson was a big-name cut on Saturday, as were Sinorice Moss, Anthony Hargrove and Derek Landri. Nine cuts were announced on Friday.

Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers got down to 53 with five cuts on Saturday. On Friday, Byron Leftwich went on injured reserve and a couple dozen players were cut as the Steelers got down to 58.

San Diego Chargers
Seyi Ajirotutu, Laurent Robinson, Kelley Washington, Ogemdi Nwagbuo, Quinton Teal, Ramon Broadway, Ricky Schmitt, Isaac Odim and Kevin Bentley were cut early Saturday along with many more players to reach the 53-player limit.

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback Josh McCown was cut, and the 49ers’ 53-man roster will have just two quarterbacks.

Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks placed three players on injured reserve, three more on the physically unable to perform list, designated one player as waived/injured and released 20 players to reach the NFL-mandated limit of 53 players.

St. Louis Rams
Mardy Gilyard was among several cuts on Saturday morning. Seven undrafted free agents were also cut, and Donnie Avery was cut as the Rams reached the 53-man limit.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs cut defensive tackle John McCargo, defensive end Kyle Moore and linebacker Tyrone McKenzie on Friday, and a fifth-round pick was among the notable names who didn’t make the 53-man roster.

Tennessee Titans
Myron Rolle and Stafon Johnson were among a host of Friday cuts. Jacob Ford and Justin Gage were among the early Saturday cuts. They reached the 53-player limit with Ahmard Hall’s suspension and Chris Johnson’s roster exemption.

Washington Redskins
Ryan Torain and Donte Stallworth managed to make the 53-man roster, while Kellen Clemens was among those cut.

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Report: Donovan McNabb was arrested for DUI, spent one day in jail

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested for driving under the influence in January, agreed to a plea deal and has already served his sentence of one day in jail, according to TMZ.

Although the arrest is months old, it went unreported until McNabb’s mug shot was released today.

There are still no details about exactly what McNabb’s plea was, and no explanation about why the arrest took so long to become public.

McNabb did not address the matter on his NBC Sports Radio show today.

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Report: Pitt quarterback Tom Savage invited to Draft

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As the NFL Draft creeps ever so slowly closer, you’ll hear lots of talk about “late-risers.”

Usually, they’re more cases of the media catching up with what teams have thought all along. Regardless, one of this year’s hot names of the last few weeks is quarterback Tom Savage.

According to Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the former Pitt passer has been invited to New York for the draft, but hasn’t decided whether he’ll attend.

That goes along with reports that there are more teams wanting to talk to him than he has time to talk to, and it’s becoming clear that Savage’s stock is higher than many anticipated.

He has the size and the arm strength teams covet, which could lead him into the late-first, early-second round neighborhood.

Which side of that line he’s on, and how much he likes sitting around a green room, could ultimately influence his choice to attend the proceedings.

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Ravens visited with C.J. Mosley, Jimmie Ward recently

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Rolando McClain wasn’t the only former Alabama linebacker to pay the Ravens a visit this week.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens had C.J. Mosley in for a pre-draft visit. For Mosley’s sake, let’s hope it went better than McClain’s attempt to restart his NFL career.

Mosley is considered the top inside linebacker prospect in this year’s draft and is expected to be a first-round pick next month. Mosley suffered a handful of injuries during his time with the Crimson Tide, but said recently that he got a clean bill of health at the combine.

The Ravens re-signed Daryl Smith this offseason and also bring back Arthur Brown, Albert McClellan and Josh Bynes at inside linebacker, but saw Jameel McClain sign with the Giants. That doesn’t make it the most pressing of needs, especially with a hole at safety next to Matt Elam.

On that front, Wilson reports that the Ravens have also met with Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward recently. Ward is coming off a foot injury, but has been able to work out this spring and is projected to be selected in the first two rounds.

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Another jam-packed PFT on NBCSN today

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Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN expands back to an hour.  And we’ll be covering plenty of ground during that time.

It’s Bengals and Chargers draft preview day, and we’ve interviewed Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis and San Diego coach Mike McCoy.

Also joining the program will be Washington running back Bishop Sankey, who would be a first-round pick based on name alone.

Then there’s the poll question.  As posted below.  Please answer below.

And please tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN for a full hour of the latest NFL news and analysis.

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Jaguars release four, including starter Russell Allen

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The Jaguars were among the league’s most prolific transaction-makers a year ago, and they’re doing some more business before they start adding players again before the draft.

The team announced they had released veteran linebacker Russell Allen, and waived three other players — defensive ends Will Pericak and D’Aundre Reed and wide receiver Jabin Sambrano.

Allen had started 29 games for the Jaguars the last two seasons, and 44 total in five years with the team. The former undrafted rookie from San Diego State was scheduled to make $1.975 million this year, the final year of his contract.

He was a solid enough player for them, and they don’t exactly need the cap room, so the reason for his release is a bit unclear.

UPDATE 4:24 P.M. ET: Via Mark Long of the Associated Press, the Jaguars said Allen failed his physical. He ended last season on injured reserve because of a concussion.

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Khalil Mack to visit with Falcons next week as well

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The Falcons went into this offseason hoping to put together a defense that makes more impactful plays than the 2013 version and they’re devoting a good chunk of next week to meetings with players that might help them do that.

We’ve already seen reports that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr are headed for visits with Atlanta next week and Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that the Falcons are also expected to meet with Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack. That gives them a clean sweep of the top three defensive edge players in this year’s class.

The Falcons aren’t locked into going that route, however. They’ve also shown interest in the top two offensive tackles — Auburn’s Greg Robinson and Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews — and they can use the help in either area.

Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff made a big trade up to get wide receiver Julio Jones a few years ago and the Falcons could make another move this year if they don’t think the player they want will make it to the sixth pick. Next week’s meetings will likely help inform that decision.

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Oakland hopes to work something out with Raiders before A’s

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Raiders owner Mark Davis has repeatedly said that he wants Oakland to address the team’s stadium situation sooner rather than later, especially since the Raiders signed a one-year Band-Aid stadium lease through 2014.

Davis apparently has gotten the city’s attention.

Via SportsBusiness Daily, the Oakland A’s hope to sign a 10-year lease to remain at the outdated, sewage-ridden (at times) Coliseum.  Oakland, however, hopes to work something out with the Raiders first.

The A’s would pay little rent and would make $10 million to $12 million in improvements, including a new scoreboard and a ribbon scoreboard between the two decks.

The Raiders presumably want their own place.  Davis has called the presence of a dirt infield in the only venue shared with the local baseball team “a travesty.”

Some Raiders fans would say it’s fitting, given the franchise’s performance over the last decade.

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Joe Reitz signs RFA tender with Colts

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The Colts start their offseason workouts on Monday, which may explain why guard Joe Reitz decided to bring his time as a restricted free agent to an end on Thursday.

The team announced that Reitz has signed the tender offer extended to him earlier this offseason. Reitz will make $1.431 million as a result.

Reitz was claimed off waivers from the Dolphins in 2010 and has played in 34 games over the last three seasons. He’s started 20 of those games, including three in 2013, but is slated for a reserve role next season with Donald Thomas expected back to full strength after last year’s injury-marred season.

With Reitz back in the fold, the Colts return most of last year’s offensive line. Center Samson Satele was cut and sometime-starter Jeff Linkenbach signed with Kansas City while Phil Costa and Lance Louis were signed to join Reitz in the mix for depth roles.

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McNabb’s arrest relates to traffic citation

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Yes, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested in Arizona.  The details of the arrest remain largely vague.

Via KTAR.com, the arrest relates to a “criminal traffic” situation.  The incident apparently occurred on January 6, with an arraignment on January 15.

The list of court dates shows three different “change of plea” entries.  It’s possible there was only one change of plea, and that the hearing relating to the change of plea was postponed twice.

Trial is set for May 16, 2014.  It remains unclear what McNabb allegedly did.

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Arizona sheriff releases mugshot of Donovan McNabb

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It’s unclear why a mugshot has been taken of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.  But a mugshot of McNabb has indeed been taken.

The mugshot also has been released publicly by the Maricopa (Arizona) County Sheriff’s Office, with no explanation of the purpose or reason for the mugshot.

It’s rare for a law enforcement agency to release a mugshot without explaining why the mugshot was taken.  But that’s precisely what has occurred.

AZFamily.com, which has posted the mugshot on its website, says that more details are coming.  The details, frankly, already should have arrived.

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Dominique Easley says he’ll be ready for OTAs

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After his workout for NFL teams Thursday, Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley said his knee was “about 80 percent” and that he’d be ready to minicamp practices this spring.

His coach is 100 percent sure he’ll make some team very happy.

According to Jeff Barlis of ESPN.com, Easley worked out for 17 teams Thursday, showing them he was largely recovered from his second ACL tear from last September.

The fact he’s torn both ACLs will drop his draft stock, but he could still be a second-rounder. Many think his ability to rush from inside could push him even higher.

He said he’ll start seven straight days of visits to teams starting Sunday.

I felt real good out there,” Easley said. “I wanted to show them that I can move, that I still have the quickness, I still have my get-off and my tenacity in everything that I do.”

Easley has plenty of experience rehabbing, after tearing his left ACL in 2011 and then the right one last fall.

“He was very impressive,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said. “The [NFL scouts] all commented you could see what he does on tape in the workout. His competitive edge is one of his greatest talents.

“I think he’s got a great ceiling. . . .He would have been [a sure first-round pick]. It’s unfortunate, but his best football is ahead of him. I know one thing: Nobody is going to work harder than him to get it done. He’s got a great work ethic. He’s got a great competitive edge. All the intangibles are there.”

Imagine that. An SEC coach saying one of his star players has a good work ethic. Interesting concept.

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Johnson’s knee nothing unusual for six-year running back

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An intriguing slow-day skirmish has emerged regarding the status of the knee of Jets running back Chris Johnson.  Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that the Jets have “some concerns” about the knee, and that it contains arthritis.  Johnson has said there’s no arthritis.

Here’s what we know, from a source close to the situation.

His knee is normal, for a player who has six years in the NFL at running back.  It would look no different under close scrutiny than the knee of any other running back who has spent six years in the NFL with significant use.  He has 2,014 regular-season offensive touches, an average of 335.6 per year.

Does his knee show wear and tear?  Of course it does.  Can he play on it?  Of course he can.

If the Jets had concerns, why would they have signed him?  G.M. John Idzik is conservative, thoughtful, and deliberate.  He’s not going to roll the dice with $3 million of owner Woody Johnson’s money.

“It flies in the face of common sense,” the source said.

There were, we’re told, no alarms or red flags.  While either or both knees could keep him from spending another decade in the NFL, the NFL is a year-to-year proposition.  For the coming year, the knee is good enough for Johnson to play at a high level.  Eventually, it won’t be.

But that’s no different than any other NFL running back.

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Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson

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Chad Johnson will resume his football career in Canada.

The Montreal Alouettes said Thursday that Johnson had signed with their club, the CFL’s website reported. The Alouettes also tweeted a picture of Johnson ostensibly signing a contract with the team.

The 36-year-old Johnson participated in the Alouettes’ minicamp in Vero Beach, Florida before officially joining the CFL team. Johnson was out of football in 2013 after a summer stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2012.

Johnson spent more than a decade in the NFL, reaching stardom with Cincinnati (2001-2010). He also had a one-season run with New England (2011) before signing with Miami. The Dolphins released him after his arrest in connection with an altercation with his wife.

Johnson joins an Alouettes receiving corps which includes Duron Carter, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter. Ex-Jets wideout David Clowney is also on the Montreal roster.

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Chris Johnson disputes report of arthritis in knee

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Jets running back Chris Johnson had knee surgery earlier this year, but he nevertheless passed a physical on his way out the door in Tennessee and on his way in the door in New York.

Despite being healthy enough to play professional football, that could change in time.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets have “some concerns” about Johnson’s knee.  Schefter specifically reports that the knee has arthritis.  Which means that cartilage is either gone or disappearing.  Which means that Johnson could have chronic issues with the knee as his career continues.

Johnson disputed the report during his introductory conference call with the Jets.  Johnson said there’s no arthritis in his knee.

Either way, it hasn’t stopped the Jets from reportedly paying Johnson $3 million to sign.  Or from paying him another $1 million in salary this year.  But it could put a cap on the number of years that Johnson will be able to play, for the Jets or anyone.

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Brian Cushing sends out word that he’s cleared

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The Texans got some good news this week that had nothing to do with the draft.

Via Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tweeted out word that he’s been cleared by his doctors after his latest knee injury.

Cushing’s been limited to 12 games the last two years because of knee injuries, from his 2012 ACL team to a broken fibula and torn LCL in the same knee last year.

“I’m just looking forward to playing football again,” Cushing said on SiriusXM radio. “Getting back, playing the game I love and putting forward a full 16 games.”

Losing Cushing was just one of the things that made last season leave the rails for the Texans. But after giving him a six-year $55.6 million deal with $21 million guaranteed, they need to get some return on that investment.

 

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