NFL roster cuts week usually marks the coldest season of the football year. As teams begin to reduce their rosters, Around The League will keep you updated on the biggest names as they hit the open market. Teams have until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players. You can get the complete list on the roster cuts tracker.
Havard Rugland, Detroit Lions
Braylon Edwards, New York Jets
The Jets re-signed Edwards last month hoping to add a veteran presence and some depth to their suspect wide receiver position. But Edwards never showed the ability that made him an impact player during his 2009 to 2010 run with Rex Ryan. He was working with the third-team offense before suffering a leg injury last week. The Jetscut Edwards loose Monday morning.
NFL roster cut tracker
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Scott Tolzien, San Francisco 49ers
Giorgio Tavecchio, Green Bay Packers
Josh Cribbs, Oakland Raiders
After an offseason workout tour, the special-teamer landed with the Raiders. His surgically repaired knee, however, just never seemed to come all the way back, and the team parted ways, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The Raiders later confirmed the news. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah summed up Cribbs' physical situation best:
Donte' Stallworth, Washington Redskins
Joe McKnight, New York Jets
Aaron Curry, New York Giants
Kenny Phillips, Phildelphia Eagles
Jamar Chaney, Philadelphia Eagles
Graham Harrell, Green Bay Packers
Harrell had an opportunity in the Week 3 preseason matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, but he was outplayed by Vince Young. Mike McCarthy always spoke highly of Harrell, but the QB never seemed to blossom. McCarthy did Harrell a slight favor by clipping him earlier in the process. With the current quarterback situation on some rosters, Harrell could find another job in short order.
Visanthe Shiancoe, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens terminated the contract of the tight end less than one month after signing him. Even with Dennis Pitta out for the season and Ed Dickson struggling to come back from a hamstring injury, Shiancoe couldn't make it to final cuts. As Chris Wesseling pointed out, Shiancoe struggled with drops and looked slow in his brief time with the Ravens.
Tom Zbikowski, Chicago Bears
Ricky Stanzi, Kansas City Chiefs
Selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Stanzi never threw a regular-season pass for the Chiefs even though they went through an assortment of quarterback issues the past two years. Stanzi's inability to beat out the likes of Tyler Palko, Brady Quinn and undrafted rookie Tyler Bray speaks volumes about his NFL potential.