Notable NFL cuts as teams set 75-man rosters


It's a tough week for all 32 NFL teams.

Clubs league-wide were busy trimming their rosters down to 75 players to meet Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

You can see the complete list of departed with our roster cuts tracker, but Around The NFL will keep tally of the notable names below:

Jay Feely, kicker: Feely's run in Arizona is over. The 38-year kicker seemed doomed after pushing a 48-yard field goal attempt very wide right in the first half of Sunday's preseason tilt with the Bengals. The Cardinals are enamored with the strong-legged Chandler Catanzaro, but kicker-needy teams will keep Feely on speed dial.

Dennis Dixon, quarterback: The Bills on Monday released the former Steelers and Ravens passer who earned surprise No. 2 duties in Buffalo's ugly 27-14 preseason loss to the Buccaneers. Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis remain on the roster.

Jordan Palmer, quarterback: The Bears released Palmer on Sunday, assuring that Chicago rests just one big hit away from former Panthers flame-out Jimmy Clausen at the wheel.

Roster cuts tracker
NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to trim their rosters to 75 players. Around The League is keeping tabs on each team's moves. READ

Alan Branch, defensive tackle: Buffalo has seen enough from Alan Branch. The team on Sunday cut the veteran lineman just one day after he was arrested for drunken driving in upstate New York. The Bills save $1.9 million by letting Branch walk.

Jacoby Ford, wide receiver: The Jets are hurting for game-changers at the wideout position, but that didn't save Ford. It's not a good look for the former Raiders return man that he can't make New York's roster as a target for Geno Smith.

Ras-I Dowling, cornerback: Gang Green also released Dowling, the former second-round pick of the Patriots who battled injuries during training camp after a solid spring with Rex Ryan's Jets defense.

Adrian Wilson, safety: The Bears dumped Wilson over the weekend. The five-time Pro Bowl player is no longer moving well at the age of 35, and they are optimistic that Ryan Mundy will upgrade the strong safety position. Wilson was one of the best safeties of his generation with Arizona.

Nate Collins, defensive tackle: Chicago also released Collins, the fifth-year veteran who spent the past two years with the Bears after two seasons with the Jaguars. He's only 26.

Max Starks, offensive tackle: Bruce Arians and the Cardinals wanted to see if the 32-year-old Starks could bolster their O-line. Arizona's answer came Monday with the former Steelers blocker's release.

Ryan Lindley, quarterback: The Ryan Lindley Experiment is over in the desert. The Cardinals didn't have room for the third-year passer after seeing Logan Thomas light up the tail end of preseason games.

Anthony Armstrong, wide receiver: It's not a good sign when a wideout can't make this year's Browns roster. Armstrong showed promise during camp, but the former Redskins pass-catcher didn't make enough plays despite his familiarity with Kyle Shanahan's offense.

Tommy Kelly, defensive tackle: The long-time Raiders big man spent last year with the New England Patriots before being cut Monday. He played and started in just five games in 2013.

Will Smith, defensive end: Also cut by the Patriots, the former New Orleans Saints pass rusher now needs a new employer.

Thad Lewis, quarterback Coming off a disastrous preseason outing against the Bucs, the Bills cut Lewis, who's had a disappointing summer. Buffalo signed Jordan Palmer to replace Lewis.

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