With today being the first major day of NFL cuts before the start of the regular season, some notable names have already hit the chopping block. The Chicago Bears released Victor Cruz, the arizona cardinals moved on from Chris Johnson and the Baltimore Ravens decided to get rid of Jeremy Zuttah.

Bears cut Victor Cruz

A source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that the Chicago Bears had cut veteran receiver, Victor Cruz. Cruz signed with the Bears in May after being released by the New York Giants in February. Cruz never made much of an impact with the Bears and his position on the roster was evident after he was playing with the third team offense in the team's third preseason game.

In the team's preseason finale, he again made little impact to show he had a place on the final roster. Cruz has not been able to regain his speed and return to being the same player he was before the horrific torn patellar tendon injury he suffered in week six of the 2014 season. With his release, this likely means that former Tennesse Titans Kendall Wright will make the final roster.

Cardinals move on from Chris Johnson

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a source informed him that the Arizona Cardinals would be releasing veteran running back Chris Johnson. During last Saturday's preseason game Johnson has two fumbles, one of which he lost, in a six for 31 performance rushing the ball. However, the 32-year-old seemed optimistic after the game that he would make that team, saying “I feel good.”

Last year, Johnson only played four games before being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.

The Cardinals re-signed him to a one-year deal before training camp started in late July. With Johnson gone and TJ Logan being out for a while with an injury, it seems that Andre Ellington will carry the load behind David Johnson.

Ravens get rid of Jeremy Zuttah shortly after signing him

The Baltimore Ravens have parted ways with center Jeremy Zuttah for the second time this offseason, this time releasing him only two weeks after signing him. Baltimore had originally traded Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers in March but reacquired him shortly after the 49ers cut him since injuries have decimated their offensive line.

In order to replace Zuttah, the Ravens traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals to acquire veteran Tony Bergstrom. The 31-year-old is a six-year veteran who has played in 40 games and started four of them during his career.