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  1. Jay Gruden explains RB decision

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- The Redskins knew they had a tough choice at running back, which is why many expected them to keep four and not three. And then they kept three, a mild surprise, after their final cuts. The surprise, too, was that of the three they...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. Kerry Wynn, the surprise Giant

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kerry Wynn spent the weekend of the NFL draft hoping his phone would ring, and it didn't. He spent this past Saturday hoping his phone wouldn't ring, and it didn't. The end result is that Wynn, an undrafted defensive end out ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  3. Preseason notable for Bortles, run game

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A recap of the Jacksonville Jaguars' preseason ... Biggest surprise Anyone who watched rookie quarterback Blake Bortles throw during organized team activities and minicamp had to start wondering whether the Jaguars' either...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Steelers save surprises for practice squad

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers did not unveil any major surprises when they released their 53-man roster on Saturday. They did with their 10-man practice squad. Among the players they signed on Sunday were former U.S. Army Ranger Alejand...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  5. Reasons for Seahawks roster moves

    Terry Blount

    There were a few surprises Saturday when the Seahawks made their cuts to reach the 53-man. Here are some of the reasons for the players they kept and the ones they didn't: Quarterbacks Kept Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson. Cut Terrelle...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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