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Welcome to 53 day

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Some call it cutdown day, referring to the fact that up to 22 players from each team will be bounced by 4:00 p.m. ET.  But why not celebrate the guys who made it?

So, at least for now (as in, until I press “publish” on this post), I’ll call it “53 day.”  Welcome to it.

We’ll be keeping up as best we can with the dizzying array of roster moves.  Here’s how it will work.

The latest breaking news that flows into PFT headquarters will be posted on our Twitter page.  We’ll post the information here immediately thereafter, and we’ll eventually (hopefully sooner than later) add the information to the official PFT roster tracker.

One last point — before any of the bubble players pops the bubbly, keep in mind that the aftershock from the flood of available players will prompt more roster moves and potentially claim the spot of a player who had made it.

In St. Louis, for example, defensive end Michael Sam could end up winning a roster spot for now — and he then could lose that spot if the Rams sign a veteran quarterback to back up Shaun Hill.

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26 Responses to “Welcome to 53 day”
  1. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Aug 30, 2014 9:16 AM

    53 day sounds dumb

  2. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Aug 30, 2014 9:17 AM

    If Sam makes the 53 man roster, I will begin to lose all hope for this country because we will be officially rewarding people for their social views and not their ability. As if this isn’t rampant already (especially in the media)…

  3. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 30, 2014 9:19 AM

    This just in: Buffalo has cut every player on their roster to get down to zero, as no one of that team is any good.

  4. dfwhawkguy says: Aug 30, 2014 9:22 AM

    In other words, the rest of the NFL anxiously awaits the treasures they can mine from the Seahawks scrap heap. Of course our #3′s are better than most team’s #1′s. #gohawks

  5. ajg314 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:22 AM

    I’m really puzzled by the huge amount of media coverage given to certain players, in this case Michael Sam. ESPN is the worst. Are people really THAT seriously interested in a marginal football player on an average team?

  6. mrlaloosh says: Aug 30, 2014 9:22 AM

    Couldn’t help yourself…..

  7. brownsclown says: Aug 30, 2014 9:23 AM

    53 Day! The day when a lot of Mike (Lombardi’s) Dumbturdi’s draft selections get to meet in the unemployment line. Another milestone day in his illustrious NFL career!.

  8. indywilson40 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:26 AM

    I don’t care about a 7th round draft pick of the Rams(gay or straight).

  9. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 30, 2014 9:27 AM

    Believe in SCIENCE. You will go places.

  10. boobsmcgoo says: Aug 30, 2014 9:37 AM

    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Aug 30, 2014 9:17 AM
    If Sam makes the 53 man roster, I will begin to lose all hope for this country because we will be officially rewarding people for their social views and not their ability. As if this isn’t rampant already (especially in the media)…

    ——–
    How would you know he didn’t win the job based on his play?

    Also, how do you know anything about his social views?

  11. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 30, 2014 9:37 AM

    Since the Browns named a starting QB there’s been nothing else to talk about.

  12. leatherface2012 says: Aug 30, 2014 9:45 AM

    remember that movie “i am sam” with sean penn? well, that says it all.

  13. orangefist says: Aug 30, 2014 9:48 AM

    How about banning Rex Ryan, Jerry Jones, Daniel Snyder from PFT articles for 53 days so we can see how nice it can be

  14. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Aug 30, 2014 9:49 AM

    Morning Herbie! We’re up out West. Let’s do this. I’m guessing Matt Schaub gets waived

  15. 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 9:49 AM

    We’re proud to be Steeler fans, where at least we know we have rings.

  16. guessthenguessagain says: Aug 30, 2014 9:52 AM

    Hey! Why’d you steal Herbie the Love Bug’s logo?

  17. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 30, 2014 9:58 AM

    Why not just call it Michael Sam day?

  18. otistaylor89 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:01 AM

    The Love Bug was my favorite movie when I was 8!

  19. peytons5head says: Aug 30, 2014 10:03 AM

    Dfwhawkguy, the Seahawks just made the radiers look like the previous super bowl champs and carr looked like if Steve young in the SB vs the chargers, shehawks back up players suck this year FACT

  20. ktcmoving says: Aug 30, 2014 10:03 AM

    Err, people do realise that Sam picked up three sacks in three games, despite limited playing time. Don’t they?

  21. leatherface2012 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:04 AM

    watch green bay cut aaron rodgers,,,doh!!

  22. abninf says: Aug 30, 2014 10:04 AM

    I’m interested in how many players who are attracted to females will make a roster. We need a special article for that.

  23. thefox61 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:09 AM

    Herbie!

  24. 700levelvet says: Aug 30, 2014 10:16 AM

    It won’t last… The owners want and will get an 18 game schedule… It will be 54 day then…

  25. wisconsinhillfolk says: Aug 30, 2014 10:32 AM

    You think they’ll add 2 games to the season, but only expand rosters by 1? Nuts.

  26. vikingsnorth says: Aug 30, 2014 11:44 AM

    dfwhawkguy
    Aug 30, 2014, 8:22 AM CDT
    In other words, the rest of the NFL anxiously awaits the treasures they can mine from the Seahawks scrap heap. Of course our #3’s are better than most team’s #1’s. #gohawks

    - And why are Seahawks fans all #2′s?!

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