Team Cuts
By Clayton Gray
August 31st, 2012

One of the toughest times in preseason is the cut to the 53-man rosters. Lots of guys are released outright, while some are placed on the Injured Reserve list (IR) - and lost for the season unless they are "designated for return", which means they can return after at least six weeks. A few others are placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP). These players will miss at least six weeks at which time their teams will reassess their health and either move the players to the active roster or shut them down for the rest of the season. Occasionally, a player will hit the reserve/non-football-injury list (NFI), which is similar to the PUP list but due to a non-football injury. Here is a list of each team's moves from the past week.

Arizona Cardinals

PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • QB Richard Bartel
  • T Levi Brown
  • RB Javarris James
  • Cut List

  • CB Crezdon Butler
  • LB Antonio Coleman
  • S Blake Gideon
  • LB Clark Haggans
  • G Russ Hochstein
  • DT Ricky Lumpkin
  • LB Colin Parker
  • CB Larry Parker
  • WR DeMarco Sampson
  • TE Stephen Skelton
  • RB Alfonso Smith
  • LB Quan Sturdivant
  • DE Ronald Talley
  • DE Everrette Thompson
  • TE Martell Webb
  • C Scott Wedige
  • LB Brandon Williams
  • WR Isaiah Williams
  • WR Stephen Williams
  • T D.J. Young
  • Atlanta Falcons

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • S Shann Schillinger
  • Cut List

  • LB Spencer Adkins
  • TE Lamark Brown
  • LB Rico Council
  • FB Mike Cox
  • WR Drew Davis
  • CB Dominique Franks
  • T Bryce Harris
  • LB Jerrell Harris
  • C Tyler Horn
  • G Andrew Jackson
  • WR Marcus Jackson
  • CB Marty Markett
  • WR Kerry Meier
  • RB Dimitri Nance
  • LB Pat Schiller
  • CB Peyton Thompson
  • S Suaesi Tuimaunei
  • LS Joe Zelenka
  • Baltimore Ravens

    PUP List

  • LB Terrell Suggs
  • IR List

  • TE Matt Balasavage
  • RB Damien Berry
  • G Justin Boren
  • LB Ricky Brown
  • TE TE Bruce Figgins
  • WR Tommy Streeter
  • Cut List

  • RB Anthony Allen
  • S Omar Brown
  • LB Josh Bynes
  • LB Nigel Carr
  • G Jack Cornell
  • WR Dorian Graham
  • G Cord Howard
  • NT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste
  • NT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen
  • G Antoine McClain
  • DE Terrence Moore
  • QB Curtis Painter
  • WR Logan Payne
  • S Cyhl Quarles
  • LB Chavis Williams
  • G Tony Wragge
  • Buffalo Bills

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • T Zebrie Sanders
  • Cut List

  • Kamar Aiken
  • C Mark Asper
  • TE Kevin Brock
  • RB Zach Brown
  • LB Tank Carder
  • T James Carmon
  • WR Marcus Easley
  • DE Robert Eddins
  • DT Dwan Edwards
  • DT Jarron Gilbert
  • CB Isaiah Green
  • WR Derek Hagan
  • DT Kellen Heard
  • WR Ruvell Martin
  • LB Scott McKillop
  • P Shawn Powell
  • WR Naaman Roosevelt
  • S Nick Saenz
  • C David Snow
  • RB Johnny White
  • G Keith Williams
  • Carolina Panthers

    PUP List

  • WR David Gettis
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • WR Seyi Ajirotutu
  • G Bryant Browning
  • WR Lamont Bryant
  • CB Darius Butler
  • DT Nate Chandler
  • TE Joe Jon Finley
  • WR Jared Green
  • S Jonathan Nelson
  • LB David Nixon
  • DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo
  • PK Olindo Mare
  • LB David Nixon
  • RB Tauren Poole
  • S Jordan Pugh
  • T Matt Reynolds
  • TE Nelson Rosario
  • RB Armond Smith
  • S Reggie Smith
  • CB R.J. Stanford
  • DE Ryan Van Bergen
  • G Justin Wells
  • LB Jason Williams
  • C Zack Williams
  • LB Kion Wilson
  • Chicago Bears

    Suspended List

  • DT Nate Collins - 1 game
  • PUP List

  • WR Johnny Knox
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • LB Xavier Adibi
  • RB Armando Allen
  • WR Joe Anderson
  • T Cory Brandon
  • CB Cornelius Brown
  • T James Brown
  • WR Terriun Crump
  • DE Chauncey Davis
  • WR Rashied Davis
  • CB Isaiah Frey
  • WR Brittan Golden
  • T A.J. Greene
  • G Ricky Henry
  • S Mark LeGree
  • QB Josh McCown
  • CB Greg McCoy
  • DT Jordan Miller
  • RB Harvey Unga
  • TE Brandon Venson
  • DE Aston Whiteside
  • CB Jonathan Wilhite
  • LB Jabara Williams
  • Cincinnati Bengals

    Suspended List

  • LB Dontay Moch - 4 games
  • PUP List

  • DT Pat Sims
  • IR List

  • S Tony Dye
  • Cut List

  • FB Jourdan Brooks
  • TE Colin Cochart
  • FB James Develin
  • DE DeQuin Evans
  • DT Nick Hayden
  • WR Vidal Hazelton
  • CB T.J. Heath
  • RB Daniel Herron
  • G Otis Hudson
  • LB Grant Hunter
  • DE Micah Johnson
  • LB Emmanuel Lamur
  • CB Chris Lewis-Harris
  • DT Vaughn Meatoga
  • LB Roddrick Muckelroy
  • T Matt O'Donnell
  • QB Zac Robinson
  • C Reggie Stephens
  • Cleveland Browns

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • LB Emmanuel Acho
  • LB Chris Gocong
  • Cut List

  • G Dominic Alford
  • DT Ronnie Cameron
  • WR Josh Cooper
  • G Stanley Daniels
  • CB James Dockery
  • C Garth Gerhart
  • DE William Green
  • TE Dan Gronkowski
  • LB Benjamin Jacobs
  • TE Evan Moore
  • DE Ernest Owusu
  • NT Brian Schaefering
  • G Jarrod Shaw
  • T Jeff Shugarts
  • FB Brad Smelley
  • LB Quinton Spears
  • RB Adonis Thomas
  • DE Kiante Tripp
  • QB Seneca Wallace
  • WR Rod Windsor
  • Dallas Cowboys

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • T Jeff Adams
  • DE Ben Bass
  • WR Tim Benford
  • DT Robert Calloway
  • QB Rudy Carpenter
  • FB Shaun Chapas
  • WR Danny Coale
  • RB Lance Dunbar
  • DE Clifton Geathers
  • WR Saalim Hakim
  • LB Adrian Hamilton
  • LB Orie Lemon
  • G Daniel Loper
  • T Pat McQuistan
  • RB Jamize Olawale
  • CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
  • CB Lionel Smith
  • TE Andrew Szczerba
  • S Eddie Whitley
  • CB Teddy Williams
  • Denver Broncos

    Suspended List

  • TE Virgil Green - 4 games
  • LB D.J. Williams - 6 games
  • PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • DE Jeremy Beal
  • Cut List

  • DE Jamie Blatnick
  • S Rafael Bush
  • CB Drayton Florence
  • LB Jerry Franklin
  • DT Ben Garland
  • G Adam Grant
  • T Ryan Harris
  • WR Jason Hill
  • G Tony Hills
  • S Duke Ihenacho
  • TE Cornelius Ingram
  • RB Jeremiah Johnson
  • LB Mike Mohamed
  • WR Greg Orton
  • WR Gerell Robinson
  • NT Sealver Siliga
  • CB Syd'Quan Thompson
  • G Wayne Tribue
  • QB Adam Weber
  • Detroit Lions

    Suspended List

  • RB Mikel Leshoure
  • PUP List

  • RB Jahvid Best
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • G Rodney Austin
  • G Pat Boyle
  • DE Everette Brown
  • DE Ugo Chinasa
  • WR Jarett Dillard
  • P Ryan Donahue
  • WR Patrick Edwards
  • G Dan Gerberry
  • TE Alex Gottlieb
  • WR Nate Hughes
  • S Reshard Langford
  • WR Lance Long
  • DT Edmon McClam
  • LB Carmen Messina
  • WR Wallace Miles
  • CB Justin Miller
  • DT Tracy Robertson
  • CB Alphonso Smith
  • WR Maurice Stovall
  • CB Ross Weaver
  • TE Austin Wells
  • Green Bay Packers

    PUP List

  • TE Andrew Quarless
  • T Derek Sherrod
  • LB Frank Zombo
  • IR List

  • LB Desmond Bishop
  • LB Vic So'oto
  • Cut List

  • T Shea Allard
  • WR Diondre Borel
  • TE Brandon Bostick
  • QB B.J. Coleman
  • FB Nic Cooper
  • T Andrew Datko
  • G Tommie Draheim
  • G Sampson Genus
  • WR Curenski Gilleylen
  • WR Tori Gurley
  • DE Lawrence Guy
  • DE Anthony Hargrove
  • S Anthony Levine
  • CB Otis Merrill
  • WR Dale Moss
  • DT Daniel Muir
  • RB Marc Tyler
  • G Greg Van Roten
  • G Reggie Wells
  • DE Jarius Wynn
  • Houston Texans

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • PK Randy Bullock
  • T Rashad Butler
  • Cut List

  • TE Logan Brock
  • DE Keith Browner
  • LB D.J. Bryant
  • NT Loni Fangupo
  • LB Omar Gaither
  • RB Jonathan Grimes
  • DE David Hunter
  • WR Juaquin Iglesias
  • WR Jerrell Jackson
  • WR Bryant Johnson
  • QB Case Keenum
  • DE Mitch King
  • LB Shawn Loiseau
  • WR Jeff Maehl
  • S Troy Nolan
  • FB Moran Norris
  • S Eddie Pleasant
  • C Cody Wallace
  • G Cody White
  • Indianapolis Colts

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • CB Korey Lindsey
  • WR Jabin Sambrano
  • Cut List

  • DE James Aiono
  • DT Chigbo Anunoby
  • T Steven Baker
  • LB Jerry Brown
  • RB Darren Evans
  • T George Foster
  • LB Tim Fugger
  • G Hayworth Hicks
  • RB Deji Karim
  • CB Brandon King
  • LB Greg Lloyd
  • TE Kyle Miller
  • WR Kashif Moore
  • S Mike Newton
  • WR Jeremy Ross
  • DT Jason Shirley
  • TE Andre Smith
  • TE Justin Snow
  • C Zane Taylor
  • T Mike Tepper
  • S Latarrius Thomas
  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    PUP List

  • DE John Chick
  • LB Clint Session
  • IR List

  • G Will Rackley
  • G Jason Spitz
  • Cut List

  • T Daniel Baldridge
  • T Lee Barbiasz
  • TE Colin Cloherty
  • S Courtney Greene
  • DT Corvey Irvin
  • CB Rod Issac
  • CB Trumaine McBride
  • RB Richard Murphy
  • QB Jordan Palmer
  • DE Odrick Ray
  • T Will Robinson
  • LB J.K. Schaffer
  • RB Will Ta'ufo'ou
  • CB Leigh Torrence
  • WR Demetrius Williams
  • CB Ashton Youboty
  • Kansas City Chiefs

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • CB De'Quan Menzie
  • QB Alex Tanney
  • Cut List

  • DE Brandon Bair
  • CB Mikail Baker
  • WR Josh Bellamy
  • C Rob Bruggeman
  • RB Patrick DiMarco
  • CB Chandler Fenner
  • DE Amon Gordon
  • G Darryl Harris
  • WR Junior Hemingway
  • DT Jerome Long
  • LB Gabe Miller
  • T David Mims
  • WR Jamar Newsome
  • S Terrance Parks
  • DE Lucas Patterson
  • G Rich Ranglin
  • S Neiko Thorpe
  • S Donald Washington
  • LB Leon Williams
  • Miami Dolphins

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • DT Isaako Aaitui
  • CB Vince Agnew
  • DT Ryan Baker
  • T Will Barker
  • G Chandler Burden
  • LB Cameron Collins
  • WR B.J. Cunningham
  • G Ray Feinga
  • WR Jeff Fuller
  • WR Clyde Gates
  • LB Gary Guyton
  • WR Chris Hogan
  • S Tyrell Johnson
  • CB Quinten Lawrence
  • LB Shelly Lyons
  • T Andrew McDonald
  • T Lydon Murtha
  • DE Jarrell Root
  • S Anderson Russell
  • CB Kevyn Scott
  • DE Jamal Westerman
  • WR Roberto Wallace
  • Minnesota Vikings

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • T DeMarcus Love
  • Cut List

  • WR Emmanuel Arceneaux
  • DT Chase Baker
  • CB Chris Carr
  • DE Jeff Charleston
  • FB Ryan D'Imperio
  • G Chris DeGeare
  • CB Bobby Felder
  • S Eric Frampton
  • DT Trevor Guyton
  • RB Lex Hilliard
  • G Tyler Holmes
  • Reggie Jones
  • T Kevin Murphy
  • LB Corey Paredes
  • G Austin Pasztor
  • DE Nick Reed
  • QB Sage Rosenfels
  • C Quentin Saulsberry
  • TE Mickey Shuler
  • RB Jordan Todman
  • New England Patriots

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • RB Jeff Demps
  • FB Spencer Larsen
  • Cut List

  • WR Deion Branch
  • S Sergio Brown
  • G Derek Dennis
  • WR Jabar Gaffney
  • DT Marcus Harrison
  • WR Jesse Holley
  • QB Brian Hoyer
  • S James Ihedigbo
  • FB Eric Kettani
  • T Matt Kopa
  • C Dan Koppen
  • LB Niko Koutouvides
  • LB Aaron Lavarias
  • S Derrick Martin
  • WR Donte' Stallworth
  • LB Jeff Tarpinian
  • T Dustin Waldron
  • DE Gerard Warren
  • G Jeremiah Warren
  • T Darrion Weems
  • S Malcolm Williams
  • New Orleans Saints

    Suspended List

  • LB Ramon Humber - 3 games
  • DE Will Smith - 4 games
  • LB Jonathan Vilma - 2012 season
  • PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • RB Joe Banyard
  • S Jose Gumbs
  • CB Marquis Johnson
  • WR Nick Toon
  • Cut List

  • LB Kadarron Anderson
  • DT Remi Ayodele
  • DE Braylon Broughton
  • LB Ezra Butler
  • WR Greg Camarillo
  • QB Sean Canfield
  • DE Alex Daniels
  • TE Michael Higgins
  • CB Nick Hixson
  • PK John Kasay
  • QB Luke McCown
  • S Jerico Nelson
  • G DeOnt'ae Pannell
  • TE Derek Schouman
  • T Aderious Simmons
  • WR Andy Tanner
  • G Matt Tennant
  • LB Lawrence Wilson
  • New York Giants

    PUP List

  • TE Travis Beckum
  • DT Chris Canty
  • IR List

  • DT Shaun Rogers
  • CB Terrell Thomas
  • Cut List

  • WR Matt Broha
  • T Selvish Capers
  • WR David Douglas
  • WR Dan DePalma
  • TE Larry Donnell
  • G Stephen Goodin
  • DT Dwayne Hendricks
  • CB Dante Hughes
  • CB Bruce Johnson
  • DE Craig Marshall
  • T Matt McCants
  • LB Jake Muasau
  • QB Ryan Perrilloux
  • CB Laron Scott
  • WR Isaih Stanback
  • DT Marcus Thomas
  • C Chris White
  • New York Jets

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • PK Josh Brown
  • WR Joseph Collins
  • T Paul Cornick
  • LB Marcus Dowtin
  • CB Donnie Fletcher
  • RB Terrance Ganaway
  • NT Damon Harrison
  • G Fred Koloto
  • C Matt Kroul
  • P Spencer Lanning
  • CB LeQuan Lewis
  • TE Tarren Lloyd
  • S D'Anton Lynn
  • WR Royce Pollard
  • CB Julian Posey
  • DE Jay Richardson
  • WR Eron Riley
  • LB Brett Roy
  • LB Ricky Sapp
  • QB Matt Simms
  • CB Ryan Steed
  • NT Martin Tevaseu
  • Oakland Raiders

    PUP List

  • LB Aaron Curry
  • IR List

  • TE Tory Humphrey
  • P Marquette King
  • CB Brandon Underwood
  • Cut List

  • LB Kaelin Burnett
  • PK Eddy Carmona
  • WR Derek Carrier
  • WR Brandon Carswell
  • DE Hall Davis
  • TE Kyle Efaw
  • DT Dominique Hamilton
  • T Kevin Haslam
  • T Nick Howell
  • LB Chad Kilgore
  • T Dan Knapp
  • WR Eddie McGee
  • C Colin Miller
  • RB Lonyae Miller
  • WR Roscoe Parrish
  • WR Travionte Session
  • LB Nate Stupar
  • S Curtis Taylor
  • Philadelphia Eagles

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • NFI List

  • DT Mike Patterson
  • T Jason Peters
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • TE Brett Brackett
  • LB Keenan Clayton
  • DT Landon Cohen
  • DT Antonio Dixon
  • TE Chase Ford
  • WR Mardy Gilyard
  • WR Chad Hall
  • CB Joselio Hanson
  • FB Emil Igwenagu
  • T D.J. Jones
  • P Mat McBriar
  • WR Marvin McNutt
  • LB Adrian Moten
  • DT Ollie Ogbu
  • LB Ryan Rau
  • DE Monte Taylor
  • S Phillip Thomas
  • DT Frank Trotter
  • G Steve Vallos
  • G Brandon Washington
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • LB Sean Spence
  • Cut List

  • WR Tyler Beiler
  • DT Corbin Bryant
  • WR Toney Clemons
  • S Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
  • T Trai Essex
  • CB Terrence Frederick
  • WR David Gilreath
  • RB DuJuan Harris
  • LB Brandon Hicks
  • DE Igbinosun Ikponmwosa
  • QB Jerrod Johnson
  • P Jeremy Kapinos
  • C Ryan Lee
  • G John Malecki
  • WR Marquis Maze
  • LB Marshall McFadden
  • T Chris Scott
  • DE Jake Stoller
  • CB Josh Victorian
  • WR Derrick Williams
  • San Diego Chargers

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • S Sean Cattouse
  • Cut List

  • RB Edwin Baker
  • C Colin Baxter
  • LB Bront Bird
  • G Charlie Bryant
  • DE Jacques Cesaire
  • T Anthony Davis
  • LB Ricky Elmore
  • LB Darryl Gamble
  • CB Greg Gatson
  • DE Logan Harrell
  • T Mario Henderson
  • RB Jacob Hester
  • CB Arthur Hobbs
  • QB Jarrett Lee
  • P Robert Malone
  • PK Nick Novak
  • WR Roscoe Parrish
  • CB De'Andre Presley
  • DE Damik Scafe
  • G Steve Schilling
  • TE Kory Sperry
  • WR Mike Willie
  • San Francisco 49ers

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • LB Ikaika Alama-Francis
  • LB Eric Bakhtiari
  • RB Rock Cartwright
  • T Derek Hall
  • LB Joe Holland
  • DT Tony Jerod-Eddie
  • LB Cam Johnson
  • QB Josh Johnson
  • DT Matthew Masifilo
  • CB Anthony Mosley
  • WR Brett Swain
  • Seattle Seahawks

    PUP List

  • CB Walter Thurmond
  • IR List

  • LB Matt McCoy
  • Cut List

  • CB Phillip Adams
  • DE Pierre Allen
  • LB Allen Bradford
  • WR Deon Butler
  • WR Kris Durham
  • G Paul Fanaika
  • TE Cooper Helfet
  • G Rishaw Johnson
  • WR Jermaine Kearse
  • LB Kyle Knox
  • DE Cordarro Law
  • WR Ricardo Lockette
  • TE Sean McGrath
  • C Kris O'Dowd
  • WR Terrell Owens
  • QB Josh Portis
  • S Deshawn Shead
  • RB Vai Taua
  • LB Korey Toomer
  • WR Lavasier Tuinei
  • St. Louis Rams

    Suspended List

  • WR Austin Pettis - 2 games
  • PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • WR Danario Alexander
  • DT Cornell Banks
  • C Tim Barnes
  • QB Tom Brandstater
  • DE Mason Brodine
  • LB Aaron Brown
  • LB Sammy Brown
  • CB Kendric Burney
  • RB Ben Guidugli
  • TE Cory Harkey
  • C T-Bob Hebert
  • DE Jamaar Jarrett
  • DE Vernon Gholston
  • WR Nick Johnson
  • T Joe Long
  • G Bryan Mattison
  • FB Ovie Mughelli
  • TE Deangelo Peterson
  • RB Chase Reynolds
  • DE Scott Smith
  • G Jose Valdez
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    PUP List

  • DE Da'Quan Bowers
  • IR List

  • G Davin Joseph
  • Cut List

  • S Larry Asante
  • S Sean Baker
  • WR Landon Cox
  • LB Rennie Curran
  • RB De'Anthony Curtis
  • LB Jacob Cutrera
  • WR Andrew DePaola
  • TE Drake Dunsmore
  • WR Greg Ellingson
  • PK Kai Forbath
  • TE Collin Franklin
  • WR Ed Gant
  • S Cody Grimm
  • P Eric Guthrie
  • T Jermarcus Hardrick
  • RB Robert Hughes
  • T Mike Ingersoll
  • FB Cody Johnson
  • RB Mossis Madu
  • DT Jordan Nix
  • DT Frank Okam
  • DT Amobi Okoye
  • WR Jordan Shipley
  • LB Brian Smith
  • S Keith Tandy
  • S Tramain Thomas
  • WR Tiquan Underwood
  • CB Marquese Wheaton
  • G Desmond Wynn
  • Tennessee Titans

    PUP List

  • n/a
  • IR List

  • DE Dave Ball
  • DT Lger Douzable
  • G Ryan Durand
  • LB Kevin Malast
  • CB Terrence Wheatley
  • Cut List

  • WR Devin Aguilar
  • TE Brandon Barden
  • DT Zach Clayton
  • G Kyle DeVan
  • DT Lamar Divens
  • S Aaron Francisco
  • TE Cameron Graham
  • CB Chris Hawkins
  • T Michael Jasper
  • WR James Kirkendoll
  • FB Collin Mooney
  • C Chris Morris
  • WR Michael Preston
  • DE Malcolm Sheppard
  • S Tracy Wilson
  • WR D.J. Woods
  • Washington Redskins

    PUP List

  • T Jammal Brown
  • IR List

  • n/a
  • Cut List

  • WR Terrence Austin
  • CB Travon Bellamy
  • T Tom Compton
  • C Erik Cook
  • TE Chris Cooley
  • QB Jonathan Crompton
  • RB Tristan Davis
  • DT Marlon Favorite
  • PK Graham Gano
  • C Grant Garner
  • RB Tim Hightower
  • LB Donnell Holt
  • DL Delvon Johnson
  • CB David Jones
  • LB Bryan Kehl
  • LB Brian McNally
  • PK Neil Rackers
  • T Willie Smith
  • CB Brandyn Thompson
  • DT Doug Worthington
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