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  1. Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Most significant moves: Safety Brandian Ross was a surprise cut. He started 13 games the past season, and he had 75 tackles. The Oakland Raiders re-signed him in May. He was expected to be a key backup this year. The Ross cut meant seventh-round pic...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  2. Tennessee Titans cut-down analysis

    Paul Kuharsky

    Most significant move: The Tennessee Titans made the surprise decision to keep defensive back Khalid Wooten and center Steve Vallos. Keeping Vallos is a shock. He appears to be temporary insurance for backup center Chris Spencer, who missed much of t...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  3. Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    Vaughn McClure

    Most significant move: From a draft perspective, the biggest surprise was the Falcons cutting ties with fifth-round pick Ricardo Allen out of Purdue. The rookie cornerback didn't do much during the preseason, but you figured the Falcons would keep hi...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  4. Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

    Michael Rothstein

    Most significant move: The biggest surprise among the Lions' cuts came at the position with the toughest overall competition: wide receiver. Kris Durham was tabbed a starter last season when Nate Burleson was injured and a starter again during the pr...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. Jets release rookie QB Tajh Boyd

    Rich Cimini

    Rex Ryan's handpicked draft choice was handed a pink slip Saturday. Former Clemson star Tajh Boyd, picked in the sixth round of this year's NFL draft, was among the players cut by the New York Jets. It came as no surprise, as Boyd struggled throug...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  6. What Winston release means to Seahawks

    Joe Kaiser

    In somewhat of a surprise move, veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. Here's why the Seahawks likely made the decision, and the trickle-down effect it will likely have on the rest of the roster. Ja...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  7. Report: Detroit Lions release Kris Durham

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have had a very tight wide receiver competition -- and the one player who might have ended up cut is somewhat of a surprise. The Detroit Free Press has reported the Lions are cutting WR Kris Durham, who started 13 games last seas...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  8. Why Kansas City Chiefs could miss the playoffs in 2014 - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Chiefs were one of the league's biggest surprises last season, but they could find themselves left out of the playoff picture in 2014 because of one glaring weakness. Field Yates explains.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  9. Final takeaways from Broncos preseason

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos wrapped up their preseason Thursday night with the same major revelation they opened it with - that there isn't much room on the depth chart for surprises and the land of opportunity is actually just a sliver of ...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  10. Baltimore Ravens waive five players

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens started making their final major cutdown by waiving five players on Friday. There were no surprises in the five released: tight end Nathan Overbay, outside linebacker D.J. Roberts, center Reggie Stephens and defensive tackles ...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  11. Bucs cut kicker Connor Barth

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers pulled a bit of a surprise on Friday afternoon by releasing kicker Connor Barth. Presumably, the kicking job now belongs to Patrick Murray, who had a strong training camp. Barth had been with the Buccaneers sinc...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  12. Bucs begin trimming roster

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers began the process of trimming their roster Friday with no major surprises. The Bucs parted ways with 12 players. That leaves the roster count at 63. It has to be down to 53 by Saturday afternoon. Offensive...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  13. Bengals snap counts vs. Colts

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- In all, the Cincinnati Bengals kept 33 players sidelined Thursday night for their final game of the preseason. As we've been mentioning, it wasn't much of a surprise. The goal in the finale was to remain healthy and spare the contrib...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  14. Predicting the NFL’s Unpredictable

    Bill Barnwell

    Nothing is a surprise in the NFL, even the surprises. Sure, there will be teams that come from out of nowhere and blaze a path to the playoffs, like last year's Chiefs, but they're just the latest in a string of teams that rode up...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  15. Kansas City Chiefs' projected roster

    Adam Teicher

    Examining the Kansas City Chiefs' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Alex Smith Chase Daniel Tyler Bray At this point, it would be a surprise only if Smith isn't the starter, Daniel isn't the No. 2 quarterback, and the Chiefs don't keep Bray on t...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  16. Graham, Brees in #NFLRank top 6

    Mike Triplett

    It should come as no surprise that the most prolific touchdown connection in the NFL over the past three years was well represented on ESPN's #NFLRank list of the league's top offensive players. But it is a surprise to see the order in which New Orle...

    Blog | August 29, 2014