Giants cut Marvin Austin, David Carr

The New York Giants got down to 53 players, the NFL roster limit, including cutting quarterback David Carr, defensive tackle Marvin Austin and safety Tyler Sash got an injury settlement.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin discussed the difficult of having to cut the players.

“It never gets easier, because every year the principals involved are different,” Coughlin told reporters. “My gut starts bothering me about two days before. The day of it I get the headache and the whole bit that goes with it. When you speak to these kids and you work with them and you see them, you do see their effort and what they put forth and how important it is to them. It’s not an easy thing to stand there when a young man walks into his office and as soon as you put your hand out, he starts crying.”

Running back Ryan Torain was cut, offensive lineman Selvish Capers was waived-injured, wide receiver Ramses Barden was placed on injured reserve, defensive tackle Markus Kuhn was shifted to reserve physically unable to perform list, safety Will Hill was shifted to reserve-suspended.

The Giants cut defensive ends Adrian Tracy, Adewale Ojomo and Matt Broha, linebacker Kyle Bosworth; offensive linemen Eric Herman, Matt McCants, Stephen Goodin and Bryant Browning, safety David Caldwell; cornerbacks Terrence Frederick and Charles James and wide receivers Kevin Hardy, Marcus Harris and Julian Talley.

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Jon Baldwin makes 49ers' squad, Seneca Wallace doesn't

The San Francisco 49ers got down to the NFL roster limit of 53 players as newly-acquired wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin made the roster and quarterback Seneca Wallace didn't.

Wallace was no surprise considering he felt like he was exploited by the 49ers with his presence intended, in his opinion, to get backup quarterback Colt McCoy to accept a paycut.

Veteran long snapper Brian Jennings, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was released, replaced by rookie Kevin McDermott.

The 49ers kept three quarterbacks, including rookie B.J. Daniels, a seventh-round pick.

The 49ers also cut offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, wide receiver Austin Collie, cornerback Marcus Cooper, tight end MarQueis Gray, wide receiver Chad Hall, running back Jewel Hampton, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, linebacker Joe Holland, wide receiver Chuck Jacobs, linebacker Travis Johnson, cornerback Darryl Morris, offensive guard Patrick Omameh, wide receiver Kassim Osgood, nose guard Mike Purcell, safety Trenton Robinson, fullback Jason Schepler, safety Michael Thomas, offensive guard Wayne Tribue, offensive tackle Kenny Wiggins.

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Rams reach NFL roster limit

The St. Louis Rams waived-injured offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe, shifted linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and running back Isaiah Pead to the reserve-suspended list and brokered an injury settlement with offensive lineman Ryan Lee.

The Rams are at the 53-man roster limit after cutting wide receiver Emory Blake, defensive end Mason Brodine, linebacker-defensive end Sammy Brown, quarterback Austin Davis, safety Cody Davis, defensive tackle Garrett Goebel, safety Rashard Hall, offensive tackle Sean Hooey, linebacker Josh Hull, wide receiver Nick Johnson, tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, cornerback Andre Martin, tight end Zach Potter, fullback Eric Stevens, cornerback Drew Thomas, wide receiver Justin Veltung, offensive tackle D.J. Young, defensive end R.J. Washington and cornerback Darren Woodard.

The Rams didn't appear to have many talented players among the cuts.

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Tynes balks at non-football injury designation

Kicker Lawrence Tynes, who has been battling a MRSA infection, was placed on the non-football injury list by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Though he will still receive his salary, he instead said he should be placed on injured reserve because the Buccaneeers are responsible for the injury since he came into contact with the infection at the team's facility. By being on NFI, he does not receive an accrued season toward his pension. Being on injured reserve would count as an accrued season.

“This whole thing is wrong,” Tynes told, per ESPN. “My biggest emphasis is I don't want this to happen to any current or future player. I'm going to fight this thing as long as I have to, because this team should not be allowed to do this to players.''

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Agent: Johnny Jolly appreciates second chance with Packers

Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly has conquered more serious things than surviving the tension and scrutiny that defines the final major NFL roster cutdown.

Jolly made the Packers' roster today after missing the previous three seasons due to an NFL suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy, punishment stemming from his legal problems connected to arrests for codeine abuse while also serving time in prison.

Now, the 30-year-old is back in the NFL after being reinstated to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. And Jolly couldn't be happier about the situation, according to his agent Jack Bechta.

At this time, though, Jolly prefers to maintain a low-key approach to his roster status and the success he's enjoying on and off the field.

“There has been lots of request for Johnny Jolly interviews today and throughout the summer,” said Bechta, a founder of National Football Post. “However, Johhny doesn't want any special attention and knows he still has a long ways to go. Making the team was just one metaphoric step for Johnny. Everytime I speak with Johhny about football, I make sure that 60 percent of the conversation is about living a healthy and prosperous life and football will come and go faster than he realizes.

“He gets that now and knows its a privilege and treats the opportunity with great appreciation. He's been humble, upbeat and very proud of his sobriety and overcoming his addiction. He's knows he still has to earn the trust of everyone who is invested in him and is going to do that on and off the field everyday. But for now he would like to stay out of the spotlight and earn his way back in it.”

NOTE: The Packers released fullback Jonathan Amosa, offensive tackle Andrew Datko, safety David Fulton, center Garth Gerhart, running back Alex Green, offensive tackle Kevin Hughes, wide receiver Charles Johnson, center Patrick Lewis, linebacker Terrell Manning, cornerback Loyce Means, defensive tackle Jordan Miller, linebakcer Dezman Moses, tight end Matthew Mulligan, cornerback James Nixon, safety Chaz Powell, linebacker Donte Savage, cornerback Brandon Smith, tight Jake Stoneburner, wide receivers Tyrone Walker and Myles White, tight end D.J. Williams and quarterback Vince Young.

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Raiders cut Andre Carter, keep four quarterbacks

The Oakland Raiders cut veteran defensive end Andre Carter as well as experienced cornerback Joselio Hanson and linebacker Omar Gaither.

The Raiders are at four quarterbacks, including Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, rookie Tyler Wilson and Matt McGoin.

The Raiders waived-injured offensive tackle Willie Smith, placed offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom on injured reserve and wide receiver Andre Holmes is on the reserve-suspended list.

The Raiders also cut offenive tackle Tony Hills, safety Reggie Smith, defensive linemen Ryan Baker and David Bass, linebacker Billy Boyko, cornerback Chance Casey, offensive guard Jason Foster, tight end Richard Gordon, wide receiver Greg Jenkins, safety Shelton Johnson, tight end Brian Leonhardt, offensive guard Lamar Mady, kicker Justin Medlock, defensive tackle Kurt Taufa’asau, linebacker Chase Thomas, wide receiver Conner Vernon and running back Deonte Williams.

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Dolphins get to NFL roster limit

The Miami Dolphins' roster cuts included defensive end-linebacker Antwan Applewhite.

Applewhite has 6 1/2 career sacks in previous stints with the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers.

The Dolphins also cut former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marvin McNutt.

The Dolphins waived-injured quarterback Aaron Corp and offensive tackle Jeff Adams.

Miami waived offensive guard Chris Barker, center Sam Brenner, wide receivers Chad Bumphis and Keenan Davis, defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Jonas Gray, safeties Keelan Johnson and Jordan Kovacs, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, tight end Kyle Miller, defensive end Tristin Okpalaugo, cornerbacks Julian Posey and De’Andre Presley, defensive tackles Kheeston Randall and Tracey Robertson, linebackers Lee Robinson and Austin Spitler and wide receiver Bryan Tyms.

The Dolphins, like their NFL brethren, are now at the NFL roster limit of 53 players.

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Chiefs trade Edgar Jones to Cowboys for draft pick

The Kansas City Chiefs traded outside linebacker Edgar Jones to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.

It's believed to be a conditional 2014 seventh-round draft pick.

Jones has seen action in 57 contests in six NFL seasons with Kansas City and Baltimore.

He has primarily served as a special teams contributor, recording 39 career tackles, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown. On defense, he owns nine tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks.

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Redskins cut Tony Pashos, Chase Minnifield

The Washington Redskins cut veteran offensive tackle Tony Pashos and placed offensive lineman Maurice Hurt on the reserve physically unable to perform list.

Hurt had arthroscopic knee surgery this spring.

The Redskins also cut running backs Keiland Williams, Tristan Davis and Jawan Jamison, wide receivers Skye Dawson, Dezmon Briscoe, Nick Williams and Lance Lewis, tight end Emanuel Ogbuehi, offensive linemen Tevita Stevens and Xavier Nixon, defensive linemen Chigbo Anunoby, Dominique Hamilton and Ron Brace, linebackers Marvin Burdette, Will Compton and Vic So’oto, cornerback Chase Minnifield and safety DeJon Gomes, offensive tackle Xavier Nixon and center Kevin Matthews.

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Rob Jackson are on the reserve-suspended list.

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The team also terminated the contracts of the following vested veterans:




Ron Brace


Tony Pashos


Keiland Williams


with injury settlement


The team also placed OL Maurice Hurt on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

On Friday, the team terminated the contract of CB Ryan Mouton from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement and waived LB Roddrick Muckelroy from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement.

Of the departed players, seven spent time with the organization last season, with Gomes leading the way with three starts at safety.

With the healthy return of Branond Meriweather and the emergence of Bacarri Rambo, Gomes' spot became expendable.

The remaining roster includes four quarterbacks, five wide receivers, three offensive tackles, five offensive guards, one center, four tight ends, one fullbacks and four running backs on offense.

On defense, the team has five defensive ends, two nose tackles, five outside linebackers, four inside linebackers, five cornerbacks, five safeties.

The team sports the same three specialists from last year.

Jets cut McElroy, Massaquoi, Carpenter, Garay

The New York Jets cut kicker Dan Carpenter, meaning that Nick Folk retained his job.

They cut quarterback Greg McElroy, who was waived-injured, and veteran defensive tackle Antonio Garay.

The Jets have four quarterbacks on the active roster: Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Matt Simms and Graham Harrell.

The Jets also cut recently-signed wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi and shifted running back Mike Goodson to the reserve-suspended list.

The Jets also cut running back Mossis Madu, wide receivers Michael Campbell, Ben Obamanu and Zach Rogers, tight end Chris Pantale, offensive linemen Erik Cook, J.B. Shugarts and Jason Smith, defensive linemen Junior Aumavae, Lanier Coleman and Tevita Finau, linebackers Troy Davis, JoJo Dickson and Jacquies Smith, defensive backs Royce Adams Mike Edwards and Rontez Miles.

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