Cyrus Kouandjio is back on the market.
The good news for Kouandjio? He gets a head start on roster cutdown day. As I noted in our Sept. 1 preview, more than 1,000 players will be released as teams trim their rosters from 90 to 53. Personnel departments are wearing thin, and seeing a chance to grab a high-upside project before the rush could be appealing.
The demand for big bodies with NFL experience is always going to be there. Kouandjio couldn't make it work in Detroit with just one opening, but teams are likely not done trying to maximize his potential yet.
Here are some other transactions from Tuesday:
- Third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa was waived by the New York Giants a day after he was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
- Veteran safety Bacarri Rambo was among six players cut by the Buffalo Bills as the team prepared its roster for Saturday's cutdown deadline to 53 players. The other players released were offensive lineman Karim Barton, defensive end Jake Metz, running back Cedric O'Neal, cornerback Jumal Rolle and return man Rashad Ross.