It’s a big week in the NFL. For plenty of players, it’s a bad week.
The game of musical chairs comes to a head twice in the next five days, with the music stopping on Tuesday and Saturday. The first time, 15 seats disappear. Four days later, 22 chairs get chucked.
And it will continue beyond Saturday. As teams scan the list of cuts for players who could help shore up weaknesses, guys who made it to the 53-man roster could end up being jettisoned on Sunday or Monday or Tuesday or whenever.
Indeed, most teams will churn the bottom five spots of the roster all year long, with players coming and going and returning and leaving again.
Plenty of teams have gotten started on getting to 75. We’ll post on all the cuts as they happen, and we’ll keep a master list of the moves made by each team to get to 75.
Then, after Thursday’s preseason finales, we’ll launch a 53-man roster tracker, posting on every move as they happen.
So get comfortable. For hundreds of NFL players, the ultimate reality show gets very real this week.