More than eleven hundred players were cut from NFL 90-man rosters Tuesday. Oh, the humanity!
The only mild surprise among the Cowboys’ Tuesday cuts was tight end Sean McKeon. But that one-for-one cornerback trade with the Dolphins was weird. Kelvin Jospeh heads to Miami while Noah Igbinoghene comes to Dallas. There were no other considerations in the deal.
It was good to see that Dallas CB Jourdan Lewis made the 53 following the severe foot injury he suffered last season, although he may not be ready to play until Week Three or so.
The Texans got offensive lineman Kendrick Green from the Steelers to bolster Houston’s nicked-up offensive line. For the second straight day, the Texans cut a defensive starter. Monday it was linebacker Christian Kirksey. Tuesday’s victim was nickel corner Desmond King.
The Commanders kept eleven defensive linemen. Guess what they think their team’s strength is.
The Panthers kept five tight ends. What can I say? Frank Reich likes tight ends.
Thirteen rookies made the team in Tampa.
Von Miller starts the season on the PUP for the Bills.
The Packers will be one of the youngest teams in the league, with only three players in their 30s.
How’d you like to have to cut your son? That’s the situation the Jags’ Doug Pederson found himself in as he released rookie tight end Josh Pederson.
Newly acquired Jets RB Dalvin Cook says his postsurgical shoulder is fine and he’ll be good-to-go for the opener.
Jonathan Taylor remains on the PUP list in Indy…for now.
The Hoodie is looking for a backup QB behind Mac Jones after cutting both Bailey Zappe and Malik Cunningham. At the moment, Jones is the only QB on the Pats’ roster.
Jake Browning will back up Joe Burrow in Cincy after beating out Trevor Siemian for QB 2.
Browns kicker Cade York missed three field goals in the team’s final two preseason games. Folks noticed. Cleveland cut York and then made a deal to get Dustin Hopkins from the Chargers.
Adieu to veteran running back Melvin Gordon in Baltimore.
Veteran kicker Nick Folk moves to Tennessee. Solid move by Vrabel.
The Broncos are putting their faith in kicker Wil Lutz. We’ll see about that one…
You knew we were headed there. We’ve got a three-way tie atop the AL West among the Rangers, Mariners and Astros. Bregman and Alvarez had big nights at Fenway as Houston beat the Red Sox 6-2. That, combined with a Ranger win and a Mariner loss left all three teams at 75-52.
Now let’s hope the Astros get hot at home. Houston is just 35-31 at Minute Maid.
How close can you get? Pretty dang close. Giants pitcher Alex Cobb lost his no-hit bid with two out in the ninth against the Reds on a double by Spencer Steer. Cobb got the next guy to close out a 6-1 win.
Brooks Koepka disappointed me when he hooked up with the Murderous Saudis. But he will still be a very valuable asset on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.