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NFL Team Cuts To Fit 53 Football Player Roster

Eagles third string QB Tim Tebow cut from team
Football player roster cuts

On Saturday, the deadline for each NFL team to reach their 53-man roster was met, although there were many football fans surprised by some of the cuts. It is a hard job for a coach to do, as they look for only the best players possible to fill their roster in preparation for the start of the 2015 season. For those that want to check out the entire list of players that were cut, you can check it out here.

The teams released over 700 players on Friday and Saturday, and as we mentioned before, more than a few of the cuts came a surprise. Here are just a few of the players that we believed would make the cut and remain on their team:

Player POS Team Reason For Cut
Tim Tebow QB Eagles Not good enough for third string
Darnell Dockett DE 49ers Injury concerns and better players
James Jones WR Giants Younger players
Louis Nix III DT Texans Injuries
Da’Quan Bowers DE Buccaneers Short of potential
Devon Still DT Bengals Family issues

Tim Tebow was actually looking good during the preseason, which is why it surprises us that the Eagles decided to let him go. However, Ealges coach Chip Kelly mentioned that he just was not good enough to be third-string QB. Another interesting cut was of James Jones, who has played very well since he was drafted by the Packers in 2007, racking up 4,971 yards and 43 touchdowns. The good news, however, is that the Green Bay Packers have just picked Jones up, as they lost Jordy Nelson to an injury, so he will be on a good team this season.

Other players that had news worthy exits from their teams include: Robert Turbin (Seahawks), Matt Cassel (Bills), IK Enemkpali (Bills), as well as the mutual release of Reggie Wayne from the Patriots. There are many other players that, although released, have good chances of getting picked up by other NFL teams for the 53 player roster, or even for the football practice squad.

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