Former Longhorns that were cut from their respective NFL teams on August 31

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When do NFL teams make final cuts?

The NFL's final roster cut deadline will occur at 4 p.m. ET on August 31. At that point, all NFL teams must have no more than 53 players on their active rosters. Currently, teams are allowed to carry up to 90 players. That said, the NFL has added a couple of extra roster cut deadlines built into the preseason. Sporting NewsWhen are NFL roster cuts 2021? Deadline date, rules, practice squad salary & more to know

Was Cam Newton released?

The Patriots made a stunning decision on Tuesday afternoon when they released quarterback Cam Newton. ... That was shocking, especially after Bill Belichick complimented Newton on Tuesday morning. "Certainly he started at a much higher point than last year," Belichick said of Newton to reporters. sportingnews.comWhy did the Patriots release Cam Newton? How Mac Jones, COVID vaccine reportedly led to surprise cut

53-man roster tracker: Washington's latest updates on cuts

NBC Sports 31 December, 1969 - 06:00pm

The Washington Football Team has already been active in that department according to reports, cutting several notable players before the deadline. 

Follow along here with all of Washington's roster moves with our tracker below (check back for updates).

Cut-down day doesn't have to be all about cuts either. When one player gets waived, it usually means another player on the roster bubble will make the team. Here are some players who weren't guaranteed roster spots who've reported made the final 53. 

Ranking NFL teams by age after 53-man cutdowns: 2021 edition

PhillyVoice.com 31 August, 2021 - 10:10pm

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Zach Wilson and the Jets are young.

As of roughly 7:35 p.m. on cutdown day, when we finished collecting data from all 32 NFL team website rosters, the New York Jets had the youngest team in the NFL.

Previously, the youngest teams in the NFL were as follows:

2019: Miami Dolphins

2018: Cincinnati Bengals

2017: Cleveland Browns

Every year from 2012-2016: St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams

By the time you read this, this data will already out of date as teams continue to make tweaks to their rosters, although even with continued roster movement, the average ages of each team shouldn’t change much. Here are the results, with a recent historic look at the average ages of each team on 53-man cutdown day:

To note, "old" doesn't mean "bad," and "young" doesn't mean "good." But certainly, you don't want to be old and bad, like some of the teams on the chart above. And obviously, teams that are both young and talented can feel pretty good about their long-term chances of being consistent contenders.

(Also, no, using the median age for each team is not the better way to do this.) 😇

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Who were the notable NFL cuts for the 2021 preseason?

AS English 31 August, 2021 - 08:21pm

The league's annual cutdown day forced teams to whittle down their rosters from 80 players to 53 in preparation for the 2021 regular season. There were plenty of other notable team moves on Tuesday in the NFL, headlined by Cam Newton’s release.

Here are some of the notable players who were let go throughout the league:

Newton's release has probably been the most surprising move. Head coach Bill Belichick had previously said that Newton was "definitely moving in the right direction," when asked about his training camp. After a strong preseason, Mac Jones now becomes Belichick's first rookie to start at quarterback since Drew Bledsoe in 1993.

Patriots release QB Cam Newton. (via @TomPelissero) pic.twitter.com/h2KPNcJaoF

Fitzpatrick is leaving the Titans four months after he was selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft. He struggled to make his mark on the receiving corps in training camp and preseason.

Fulgham finished as the Eagles' leading receiver last year. But with first-round pick DeVonta Smith coming aboard and Quez Watkins breakout in preseason, The Eagles decided to cut Fulgham.

Brown requested his release and received it. “Smokey” signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in March after catching 33 passes for 458 yards in eight games last season for the Bills.

Coutee is out of the Texans despite catching 33 passes for 400 yards last season.

He started 11 games for Cincinnati, but the former Packers player was cut after the Bengals acquired B.J. Hill from the Giants.

Badgley’s field goal percentage tumbled from 93.8% in 2019 to 72.7% last year. Tristan Vizcaino is now poised to take over kicking duties for the Chargers.

we've waived nine players and waived/injured two others.

The Saints released Siemian temporarily, as the New Orleans Saints plan to re-sign him once rosters settle after cutdown day, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. He would serve as the primary backup to starter Jameis Winston.

The Jets cut Johnson less than a month after he was signed.

Johnson, who was a fifth-round pick in 2020, had 18 catches as a rookie. He could be an option for the team's practice squad if he goes unclaimed.

The younger brother of Atlanta Falcons standout Calvin Ridley was released by the Chicago Bears. Ridley, a fourth-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2019, caught just 10 passes in the last two seasons.

The elder of the St. Brown brothers, who caught seven passes in 12 games last year, was cut by the Packers on Tuesday.

Barber tallied four touchdowns last season, but he has been leapfrogged by undrafted free agent Jaret Patterson, who was one of the preseason's biggest standouts.

Tavai started 10 games for Detroit last year and received a positive review from linebackers coach Mark DeLeone. However, Tavai couldn't latch on to the new regime of first-year general manager Brad Holmes and coach Dan Campbell.

Despite the Dolphins signing the veteran blocker to a one-year deal in March, they decided to release him as they reshuffle their offensive line. The Dolphins also parted with linebacker Benardrick McKinney.

The Cowboys decided to keep Cooper Rush and cut Gilbert and DiNucci, who each started a game last year when Dak Prescott was injured.

The former Atlanta Falcons standout didn't make the cut in New Orleans after signing with the Saints earlier in August.

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