With this past Saturday being the big day where NFL teams had to cut down their roster to 53 players, a ton of moves took place across the league. The AFC South saw the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars release notable names as part of roster cutdowns.

Houston Texans

The Houston Texans cut veteran Brandon Weeden, meaning that starter Tom Savage and first-round pick Deshaun Watson will be the only quarterbacks on the roster. Weeden was acquired by the team off of waivers after the Cowboys cut him midway through the 2015 season. They also cut 36-year-old kicker Nick Novak, who has been with the team for the last two seasons.

Now, Ka'imi Fairbairn will be the team's starting kicker after missing his entire rookie season with an injured quadriceps. The Texans also cut David Quessenberry, who has been with the team since 2013 when he was drafted in the sixth-round. He had spent the last three seasons battling Lymphoma, returning to the team this May. The Texans did add him to their practice squad after cutting him.

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans cuts cornerback D'Joun Smith, as the former third-round pick once again failed to make a positive impression on a team. Tennessee picked him up towards the end of last season after the Lions waived him, but Smith did not show enough to stick on their roster.

They also cut former Jets second-round pick, tight end Jace Amaro.

He was claimed off waivers at the beginning of the 2016 NFL season but only played in three games the whole season. Amaro then was unable to crack a deep tight end spot that included Pro Bowler Delaine Walker and third-round pick Jonnu Smith.

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts cut veteran linebackers, Akeem Ayers and Sean Spence.

Last year was Ayers only season with the Colts as he played a backup role. Spence was brought in this offseason after being a part time starter for the Titans and Steelers but failed to make the Colts roster.

Indianapolis also parted ways with Phillip Walker, an undrafted quarterback out of Temple. Walker's fate was sealed once the Colts traded for Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut second-year quarterback out of Arkansas, Brandon Allen. Some fans were clamoring for Allen to get a chance at the starting job before Blake Bortles was named the team's starter but now he is a free agent. Veteran running back DeJuan Harris was also cut, as the Jaguars have a loaded backfield that he could not crack.

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