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NFL cuts tracker 2021: Live roster news, updates, notable cuts for all 32 teams


The NFL is about to undergo its final roster purge of the 2021 preseason. As always, it will be the largest one.

By 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 31, NFL teams will have to cut their 80-man rosters down to just 53 ahead of the regular season. That means that roughly 864 players will find themselves without work, even if it’s just temporary.

Most of the players cut were fighting for practice squad spots, so their respective releases will not be surprising. However, every year there are a few unexpected cuts that catch NFL fans off guard. Last year, a couple of running backs — Adrian Peterson and Leonard Fournette — were cut by Washington and Jacksonville respectively. Both found work shortly thereafter.

Odds are that will happen again for some of the players that are released. Teams will continue to tinker with their rosters ahead of the season, and that’s why there’s a waiver period for players in the 24 hours following final cuts. Those that don’t end up on rosters will have a chance to ink practice squad contracts when that period ends. NFL teams have 16 practice squad spots for 2021.

Here’s a look at every player that is looking for work after the NFL’s cut to 53.

MORE: How much do NFL practice squad players make?

NFL cuts tracker 2021: Live team-by-team roster updates

Below are the NFL roster cuts made ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to trim rosters down to 53. Cuts will be listed as they come in.

(NFL roster cuts news via NFL.com, team reports and other media reports.)

Arizona Cardinals roster cuts

  • OL Shaq Calhoun
  • RB Tavien Feaster
  • WR KeeSean Johnson
  • OL Michal Menet
  • DL Cam Murray
  • CB Picasso Nelson
  • WR A.J. Richardson
  • LB Evan Weaver
  • P Ryan Winslow
  • LB Bryson Young

Atlanta Falcons roster cuts

Baltimore Ravens roster cuts

Buffalo Bills roster cuts

  • WR Brandon Powell
  • CB Tim Harris
  • RB Kerrith Whyte

Carolina Panthers roster cuts

  • S Doug Middleton
  • K Joey Slye
  • LB Paddy Fisher
  • LB Jonathan Celestin
  • RB Darius Clark
  • WR Ishmael Hyman

Chicago Bears roster cuts

Cincinnati Bengals roster cuts

Cleveland Browns roster cuts

Dallas Cowboys roster cuts

Denver Broncos roster cuts

Detroit Lions roster cuts

  • WR Breshad Perriman
  • CB Mike Ford
  • WR Victor Bolden
  • DT Miles Brown
  • DB Alijah Holder
  • OL Evan Heim
  • WR Damion Ratley
  • OT Dan Skipper
  • OT Tyrell Crosby

Green Bay Packers roster cuts

Houston Texans roster cuts

Indianapolis Colts roster cuts

Jacksonville Jaguars roster cuts

Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts

Las Vegas Raiders roster cuts

Los Angeles Chargers roster cuts

Los Angeles Rams roster cuts

Miami Dolphins roster cuts

Minnesota Vikings roster cuts

  • RB Ito Smith
  • C Cole Cabral
  • DT Zeandae Johnson

New England Patriots roster cuts

New Orleans Saints roster cuts

New York Giants roster cuts

New York Jets roster cuts

Philadelphia Eagles roster cuts

  • DE JaQuan Bailey
  • RB Elijah Holyfield
  • TE Cary Angeline
  • LB Rashad Smith
  • WR Marken Michel
  • QB Nick Mullens

Pittsburgh Steelers roster cuts

  • TE Marcus Baugh
  • S Lamont Wade
  • RB Tony Brooks-James
  • CB Shakur Brown
  • DT T.J. Carter
  • WR Anthony Johnson
  • CB Lafayette Pitts
  • G Malcolm Pridgeon
  • WR Matthew Sexton

San Francisco 49ers roster cuts

Seattle Seahawks roster cuts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster cuts

Tennessee Titans roster cuts

  • LB John Simon
  • S Clayton Geathers
  • DL Freedom Akinmoladun
  • LB Cassh Maluia
  • DB Nate Brooks

Washington Football Team roster cuts


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