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All 32 teams are down to 53 players

maurkice AP

The toughest day of the year for NFL players on the roster bubble has come and gone, and all 32 teams are now down to the 53-player roster limit.

About 700 players were released, placed on injured reserve or otherwise removed from active rosters today, and we have all their names in our 53-man roster tracker. Those who remain are on 53-man rosters.

But those rosters are not final, and this weekend’s business in the NFL isn’t done: Dozens of waiver claims and free agent signings will happen on Sunday, and that means dozens more players will have to be cut to make room for those players who are changing teams.

And then teams will begin assembling their practice squads, with about 300 of the players who were cut today finding out that they’ll have jobs in the NFL after all, albeit jobs that don’t pay quite as well as active-roster spots.

Bottom line: It’s been a busy day. And it’s just the start of a busy NFL weekend. And just the appetizer for next week’s much more fun NFL weekend.

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21 Responses to “All 32 teams are down to 53 players”
  1. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 30, 2014 8:07 PM

    32 Down to Earth Aliens, with incredible, new ideas about what you can eat. Aka, the San Diego Chargers Mindset

  2. cobirdsfan says: Aug 30, 2014 8:12 PM

    Time to get to work

  3. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 30, 2014 8:13 PM

    Go Steelers!

  4. mazenblue says: Aug 30, 2014 8:16 PM

    87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 30, 2014 8:07 PM

    32 Down to Earth Aliens, with incredible, new ideas about what you can eat. Aka, the San Diego Chargers Mindset
    ……………………..

    SaY wHaT!?!?!

  5. pthepro49 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:18 PM

    Let the games begin!!!!

    I’m so excited!

  6. barneyrumble says: Aug 30, 2014 8:23 PM

    Hollywoodhorn Hmmmm? OK!

    So who was the biggest name released today from all of the teams? Didn’t seem like any shockers to me and there usually is.

  7. ctiggs says: Aug 30, 2014 8:28 PM

    WHOOO”SSSSS GOT IT BETTER THAN US????? NOOOOOOOOOBODYYYYYY!!!!

  8. 34defense2014 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:30 PM

    It’s news to me, when 700 something peeps lose jobs and it’s a fun day?

  9. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 30, 2014 8:39 PM

    Seriously though. Go Steelers!

  10. seabrawk12 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:39 PM

    So it begins. Bring on the Pack. GO HAWKS

  11. ausernamethatisavailable says: Aug 30, 2014 8:58 PM

    Only 4 work days until Sunday. It’s like I am 9 and its The week before Christmas.

  12. crappygovernment says: Aug 30, 2014 9:06 PM

    The NFL has no charismatic or compelling players. It needs Tebow more than ever.

  13. ecnc30 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:07 PM

    Actually the NFL season begins THURSDAY night with Green Bay and Seattle. The wait is getting shorter and shorter….! Cannot bleepin’ wait!!!

  14. 34defense2014 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:08 PM

    @ausernamethatisavailable lol that’s great

  15. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 30, 2014 9:16 PM

    Even though this is a short week, it’s going to be a long week. Can’t wait for next Sunday to get here.

    #football

  16. heeeeelzfan says: Aug 30, 2014 9:21 PM

    Indy kept 6 wide receivers and 3 tight ends. So much for “establishing the running game.”

  17. 1phd says: Aug 30, 2014 9:28 PM

    Any loss for the Seahawks is a good loss. Let’s go GB, let’s see you silence the 12th man and the piped in sounds.

  18. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 30, 2014 9:34 PM

    I keep waiting for the day that I can excited for the Browns opener. I think at this rate it’s about 60 years away.

  19. boogerhut says: Aug 31, 2014 12:20 AM

    How does this affect Peyton? You all wonder.

  20. dcapettini says: Aug 31, 2014 5:15 AM

    I love football but we all know that 3 weeks from now we will be deciding to cut the grass rather than watch Jacksonville or the Browns.

  21. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 31, 2014 6:27 AM

    go giants

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