Few Surprises Likely in First NFL Cuts
And the cuts begin.
We've seen 3 weeks of preseason and NFL teams are now in the process of making their first round of roster cuts. By Tuesday afternoon every NFL team must get down to 75 players. Usually these first cuts don't involve anyone of fantasy note, but they are things the smart fantasy player pays attention to as sometimes a favorite sleeper is among those let go.
Names of Note
WR Braylon Edwards
Edwards must have very little left in the tank if the talent starved Jets are releasing him.
WR Jordan Norwood
Highly thought of once in Cleveland, he'll latch on somewhere else as a #4 WR.
WR Da'Rick Rogers
A very talented rookie WR that went undrafted in April because of a multitude of off-field issues, Rogers was in a prime spot to compete for a job in Buffalo, but apparently after good showings in OTA's, he couldn't keep it together. Rogers has the physical skills and talent to be in the NFL, but the question is whether he has the head to stay out of trouble and the heart to put forth the effort both on and off the field. We'll see if someone takes a chance on his upside.
And really, outside of these three, there hasn't been anyone of note that has been released yet.
The real intrigue will come on Saturday, August 31st. That's the deadline for NFL teams to make their final cuts to get down to their opening day 53 men rosters. With all of preseason wrapping up Thursday night, it's very likely we'll see some very interesting names floating across the news feeds Friday into Saturday.
Opening day of the regular season is almost upon us. All too soon, the regular season will be a distant memory.