Vontaze Burfict, Kellen Moore survive final cuts

9:22pm ET - FB Jacob Hester was among San Diego's cuts; the Giants placed defenders Shaun Rogers and Terrell Thomas on IR.

9:12pm ET - Much-debated undrafted rookies Vontaze Burfict (Bengals) and Kellen Moore (Lions) both made it past final cuts.

9:12pm ET - Minnesota cut QB Sage Rosenfels.


7:27pm ET - Denver appears to be either still debating their moves, working on a trade, or they haven't finished notifying the affected players. John Elway's presser has been pushed back; the team still has two hours until the league-mandated deadline to get to their roster down to 53.

4:08pm ET - Mike Klis expects the Broncos to keep both Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno, as we wrote this morning. He also figures Matthew Willis, Julius Thomas, and Sealver Siliga to stick, with the 53rd man coming down to a group of eight players including Caleb Hanie, Steven Johnson, Mike Mohamed, and Jeremiah Johnson.

1:05pm ET - FWIW, Mark Kiszla can't see Denver keeping Caleb Hanie over Knowshon Moreno, Keith Brooking, or Malik Jackson. What Brooking's Pro Bowl selections - the last of which came after the 2005 season - have anything to do with this theoretical dilemma is beyond us.

10:33am ET - Mentioned this in the GR comments: one potential factor for Denver's decision at WR is that Matthew Willis is scheduled to make $1.26M this season, while Gerell Robinson would make $390K on top of the $3,500 signing bonus he received. Jason Hill is due to make $700K, while Greg Orton would also likely be making $390K.

It's highly doubtful that any part of Willis's salary is guaranteed.

Former Broncos

7:31pm ET - Chicago cut CB Jonathan Wilhite, who spent 14 games with the Broncos last season.

3:37pm ET - On the same day Dan Gronkowski is waived, so is Alphonso Smith, by the Lions.

2:03pm ET - Tight end Dan Gronkowski, once acquired by the Broncos in exchange for Alphonso Smith, and brother of Denver fullback Chris, has been released by the Browns.

11:05am ET - Jabar Gaffney is expected to work out for Miami soon.

10:25am ET - D'Anton Lynn, son of SB 32 and SB 33 champion Anthony Lynn (the Jets' current RB coach), is among the Jets' cuts. So is Matt Simms, son of Phil.

9:55am ET - Old friend Marcus Thomas and his false-start dance have not made the Giants final roster.

Other teams

7:50pm ET - Buffalo is surprisingly keeping both Tarvaris Jackson and Tyler Thigpen to back up QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

7:29pm ET - San Diego released defensive lineman Jacques Cesaire after nine seasons.

6:04pm ET - Miami is reportedly taking calls on QB Matt Moore; it's unclear whether they're actively shopping him. Of course, the ex-Panther is familiar with both John Fox and Mike McCoy and has been floated as a potential backup option for Peyton Manning several times this offseason.

5:42pm ET - San Diego released veteran tackles Mario Henderson and Anthony Davis.

5:40pm ET - Kansas City placed fifth-round rookie CB DeQuan Menzie on IR and cut LB Leon Williams.

5:27pm ET - Veteran lineman Trai Essex will be among Pittsburgh's final cuts, while LB Sean Spence will be placed on IR after he suffered a serious knee injury last night.

5:17pm ET - Arizona picked John Skelton as their starting QB; unable to find a trade partner, Philly cut QB Mike Kafka; New Orleans cut K John Kasay; Washington safety Tanard Jackson is facing an indefinite suspension for violating the league's drug use policy.

3:08pm ET - With Nick Foles and Trent Edwards having beaten him out, QB Mike Kafka is on the trading block in Philly.

3:04pm ET - San Francisco dealt safety Colin Jones to Carolina.

2:35pm ET - Carson Palmer's brother Jordan is among the Jaguars' cuts.

2:30pm ET - Cleveland released QB Seneca Wallace and TE Evan Moore.

1:57pm ET - Philly released safety O.J. Atogwe, in whom Denver had been interested before the Eagles signed him a year and a half ago.

1:55pm ET - Vernon Gholston didn't last long in St. Louis.

1:53pm ET - New England has cut QB Brian Hoyer, C Dan Koppen, WR Deion Branch, and S James Ihedigbo. Anyone other than Caleb Hanie think Caleb Hanie is better than Hoyer? The release of Hoyer is a surprise; Koppen, not so much. According to Greg Bedard, Koppen does not plan to retire.

This is what happens when you have a perennially stocked roster; everyone knows all the players you cut. According to Mike Lombardi, what hastened Hoyer's waiver was his $1.9M salary for this season.

1:11pm ET - Kubes & Co. dealt CB Sherrick McManis to the Bears for FB Tyler Clutts; Kyle Shanny favorite John Beck beat Case Keenum for the #3 QB job.

12:35pm ET - Shanny & Co. have released RB Tim Hightower, who lost out to (what else) a sixth-round draft pick. But they also are in talks to acquire ex-Kubes RB Steve Slaton from Miami, possibly for WR Anthony Armstrong.

12:25pm ET Versatile lineman Reggie Wells is among Green Bay's cuts.

12:05pm ET - Chicago released QB Josh McCown, who replaced Caleb Hanie late last season.

10:53am ET - DT Amobi Okoye will be cut by Tampa Bay and is expected to head back to Chicago, where he played in 2011.

9:55am ET - Houston lost right tackle Rashad Butler for the season.


3:24pm ET - Albert Breer says the league and NFLRA haven't had any formal meetings today, but that figures have been exchanged.

2:55pm ET - A note on players who are cut today - anyone with at least four accrued seasons is not subject to waivers. Their contracts are nullified, and they can be signed by any team for whatever the veteran minimum is for a player of their experience level, ranging up to $925K for a guy with 10 years under his belt.

Players with less experience who are subject to waivers, must be claimed by tomorrow at Noon ET. After that, they are also free agents who can be signed for the minimum.

12:27pm ET - Adam Schefter and Mike Chappell also report there are negotiations between the NFL and NFLRA. Standing ovation for Ed Hochuli, anyone?

12:07pm ET - There are rumors of serious negotiations taking place today between the league and the NFLRA. Having the real officials next week could prompt the first sincere in-stadium cheers for the referees in the history of sports.

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