It was just a normal Friday in most of the world. In the NFL, it was one of the most painful days of the year for the hundreds of players losing their jobs.
The complete list of all 32 teams' cuts is right here, but this post is designed to explain the biggest moves fans need to know about. (The players you've actually heard of.)
- Tim Hightower was a leader of the Washington Redskins' backfield in 2011 before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. A lot of Washington outlets thought he would start again this season, but he just couldn't get healthy, and the Redskinsreleased him. It wouldn't shock us to see him back with the team at some point.
- Mike Kakfa is an Ex-Eagle. Philadelphia tried to trade him, but couldn't find a taker. Rookie Nick Foles will be the team's backup and Trent Edwards surprisingly took over the No. 3 quarterback job. Philadelphia cut defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to reach 53 men. Safety Jaiqwuan Jarrett remains on the roster.
- Braylon Edwards made the Seahawks. Wide receivers Deon Butler, Ricardo Lockette, and Kris Durham were all cut. Edwards may wind up starting. In a surprise, the Seahawks activated James Carpenter from active/PUP. It's possible Carpenter could be the first player "designated for return" if the team places him on IR next week.