With 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 NFC South saw the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints release notable names as part of roster cutdowns.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons released quarterback Matt Simms, as they will only go with veteran Matt Schaub behind reigning MVP Matt Ryan. Simms, whose father is a former quarterback and announcer Phil Simms, has bounced around the league since entering as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Atlanta also cut safety Jalen Collins, who they drafted in the second-round of the 2015 draft.

Collins was recently suspended for a second time in his short career, as he will miss the first ten games of this season.

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers cut Joe Webb, who has spent the last three seasons as a special teams player and third string quarterback on their team. They also cut popular linebacker Ben Boulware, who was trying to make the as a undrafted player. Boulware was the defensive leader on Clemson's defense but was surprisingly left off of the Panthers practice squad.

They also parted ways with punter veteran Andy Lee. The team traded a fourth round pick last season for Lee but he got put on injured reserve and Michael Palardy took over punting duties. During the offseason, Palardy, who is 12 years young and has a cheaper contract, won the job.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa BayBuccaneers cut linebacker Riley Bullough, who became a fan favorite with the team being featured on HBO's “Hard Knocks” this offseason. Bullough an undrafted rookie out of Michigan, did do enough to earn a spot on the team's practice squad. Tampa Bay also cut running back Jeremy McNichols, who the team drafted in the fifth round out of Boise State.

McNichols release was surprising as presumed starter Doug Martin is suspended the first four games.

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints signed former Vikings fullback Zach Line after recently signing him on August 24th. Line was not expected to stick around on the roster, as he was only signed since John Kuhn was nursing a calf injury.

His departure means that Kuhn is fully healthy.

Travaris Cadet has spent basically his entire career with the Saints but did not make the team's final roster. With the addition of Adrian Peterson, rookie Alvin Kamara and an improved Daniel Lasco behind Mark Ingram.

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