The Turk’s been busy delivering heart-wrenching news to a lot of players. I’ve been busy trying to keep track of it all, with a Jets list and one for the Cowboys, with news on the Packers WR’s and Dolphins WR’s.
The good news for the next four guys is that they each – with their current abilities and their previous experience as a starter – may be the reason bad news is delivered to other players. FYI: Not all of these cuts are official.
The Redskins have cut RB Tim Hightower, a key member of the 2008 Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl run. He has a knack for downhill running and is good at both receiving and pass protection.
The Buccaneers have cut often-injured FS Cody Grimm who was forced into starting action in 2010. He played 12 games that season and 3 last season. He looked good in the preseason action.
The Dolphins have cut OLB Gary Guyton, a starter on the 2009 Patriots who made the postseason (he started 8 games in 2010 and 6 games last season).
Also, the Eagles are reportedly going to cut Joselio Hanson. Of all these players, he has not only the best shot of being claimed on waivers, but also the best chance of playing somewhere this season with the emphasis on corner depth to stop spread, 5-WR sets. Hanson has 3.5 sacks, 4 INTs and 45 passes defensed across 104 games (19 starts) since 2004. Hanson is a vested vet, thus he is not subject to waivers and will be able to sign with any team after he is released. UPDATE! Philadelphia has also released versatile WR Chad Hall.
The NFL has become so crowded with talent that, sometimes, guys like Cameron Wake, McCleod Bethel-Thompson, Isaiah Trufant, and Phillip Hunt are found in other leagues. It appears each draft class is more talented than the last, while the NFL sticks to 53-man rosters.
The UFL begins its season in just a few weeks on September 19th.
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