Many roster cuts were made on Friday and Saturday as teams were mandated to have a 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon. There were a few surprises among those that received a pink slip, from recent first-round picks to long-time veterans.

Here is the most notable player that was cut by each team after their final preseason game. Those that were cut before that such as Kenny Britt by the Patriots and Orlando Scandrick by the Redskins were not included.


  • Baltimore Ravens - Breshard Perriman, WR

A first-round draft choice of the Ravens in 2015, Perriman's tenure with Baltimore ends after three uninspiring seasons.

In 11 games last year, he only caught ten passes for 77 yards.

  • Buffalo Bills - Corey Coleman, WR

The Bills acquired Coleman from the Browns less than a month ago, but the team didn't see enough to keep him. A first-round pick in 2016 by Cleveland, he had 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns over his first two years.

  • Cincinnati Bengals - Michael Johnson, DE

Johnson has spent nine of his ten NFL seasons (played with the Buccaneers in 2014) with the Bengals. He has started 91 games for Cincinnati and recorded 40 sacks, including 11.5 in 2012.

  • Cleveland Browns - Mychal Kendricks, LB

Kendricks was cut after being found to be involved in illegal insider trading. He started 13 games for the Super Bowl champs, the Eagles, last season and finished with 73 tackles and two sacks.

  • Denver Broncos - D’Angelo Henderson, RB

Henderson was taken in the sixth round by Denver in 2017 and had a receiving touchdown in his rookie season. He scored 58 total touchdowns in his final three years at Coastal Carolina.

  • Houston Texans - Shane Lechler, P

Lechler had spent the last five seasons for Houston after playing his first 13 years with the Raiders.

He ranks second all-time in career punts, 269 behind Jeff Feagles.

  • Indianapolis Colts - Austin Howard, OT

Howard started all 16 games at right tackle for the Ravens last year. He was in the starting lineup for 71 of his 72 appearances from 2012-16 with the Jets and Raiders.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars - Tanner Lee, QB

Lee was taken in the sixth round out of Nebraska in the 2018 NFL Draft.

He passed for 3,143 yards and 23 touchdowns last year with Nebraska.

  • Kansas City Chiefs - David Amerson, CB

Amerson has started 56 games over five NFL seasons including all 21 of his appearances in 2016-17 with the Raiders. He has intercepted eight career passes including four in 2015.

  • Los Angeles Chargers - Robert Aguayo, K

A second-round pick by the Buccaneers in 2016, Aguayo has yet to see his career pan out. He didn't appear in the NFL last season and connected on just 71 percent of his field goal tries in 2016.

  • Miami Dolphins - Tony Lippett, CB

Lippett started 13 games for Miami in 2016 and had 68 tackles and four interceptions. He suffered a torn Achilles last year which forced him to miss the entire 2017 season.

  • New England Patriots - Mike Gillislee, RB

Gilislee started the season opener for New England in 2017 and rushed for three touchdowns. By the end of the year, he was mainly inactive but averaged 5.7 yards in his 148 carries with the Bills in 2015-16.

  • New York Jets - Thomas Rawls, RB

Undrafted in 2015, Rawls was a pleasant surprise for the Seahawks in his rookie year rushing for 830 yards on 5.6 yards per carry. In the two following years with Seattle, he only averaged three yards per rush attempt.

  • Oakland Raiders - Martavis Bryant, WR

The Raiders gave up a third-round draft choice to the Steelers to acquire Bryant, but he did not make the roster. Last season, he caught 50 balls for 603 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Landry Jones, QB

Jones has started five games at quarterback for the Steelers when Ben Roethlisberger was out with injury. In his one start last year, he went 23-27 for 239 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

  • Tennessee Titans - Xavier Su’a-Filo, G

Su’a-Filo has started 41 games at guard for the Texans since Houston selected him in the second round in 2014. He started all 16 games for the Texans last season and was the 66th-ranked guard according to Pro Football Focus.


  • Arizona Cardinals - Brice Butler, WR

Butler was expected to be in the mix to start alongside Larry Fitzgerald for the Cardinals after playing the last three years with the Cowboys. In 2017, he had 15 receptions for 317 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.

  • Atlanta Falcons - Ron Parker, S

Parker was signed in late June, so he never got the chance to appear in a regular season game for the Falcons. He started 63 of 64 games for the Chiefs from 2014-17, intercepting seven passes over that time. According to NBC Sports, Parker has already agreed to return to Kansas City.

  • Carolina Panthers - Kenjon Barner, RB

Barner served as the Eagles’ primary kick and punter returned last season. He also carried the ball 71 times while scoring three times over the last three years for Philadelphia.

  • Chicago Bears - Bennie Fowler, WR

Undrafted in 2014, Fowler saw his most extensive playing time in four seasons with the Broncos last year. He played all 16 games (four starts) and ended with 29 catches for 350 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Dallas Cowboys - Dan Bailey, K

Bailey played eight years with Dallas and is currently the second-most accurate field goal kicker of all-tine connecting on 88.2 percent of his tries. He missed five of his 20 field goal attempts in 2017.

  • Detroit Lions - DeShawn Shead, CB

Shead was a major piece of the Seahawks’ vaunted secondary which at the time also included Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Earl Thomas. He started 15 games for them in 2016 and six in 2015.

  • Green Bay Packers - Aaron Ripkowski, FB

Ripkowski saw his role decrease a bit last season from 2016 for Green Bay when he was more of a part of the offense than most fullbacks. That year, he had 34 rushing attempts and two touchdowns (also had a receiving touchdown).

  • Los Angeles Rams - Cornelius Lucas, OT

Lucas has played four seasons in the NFL and has made seven starts. He was the Rams’ starting right tackle for their final regular season game last year.

  • Minnesota Vikings - Brian Robison, DE

Robison's 11-year tenure with the Vikings has come to an end after they selected him in the fourth round in 2007. He recorded four sacks last season and has 60 for his career.

  • New Orleans Saints - Michael Floyd, WR

A first-round pick by the Cardinals in 2012, Floyd caught 164 passes for 2,731 yards and 17 touchdowns from 2013-15. Last season with the Vikings, he had just ten receptions for 78 yards in 11 games.

  • New York Giants - Darian Thompson, S

Thompson was released by the Giants just one season after he started all 16 games at free safety.

He finished last season with 75 tackles and one interception. According to ESPN, he has been out much of the summer due to a hamstring injury.

  • Philadelphia Eagles - Kamar Aiken, WR

In 2015, Aiken had his breakout season with the Ravens when he caught 75 passes for 944 yards and five touchdowns. Despite starting in seven of his 15 games for the Colts last year, he only ended with 15 catches for 133 yards.

  • San Francisco 49ers - Jonathan Cooper, G

Cooper was the seventh overall selection by the Cardinals in 2013, but he has yet to make the impact that was expected of him. The 49ers signed him in March after he started 13 games for the Cowboys in 2017.

  • Seattle Seahawks - Maurice Alexander, S

Alexander was a starting safety in all 18 of his games for the Rams the previous two seasons.

After four starts with Los Angeles in 2017, the team decided to part ways with him.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Keith Tandy, S

Tandy started three games at safety for Tampa Bay last year, but his most productive season came in 2016. In 16 games (five starts), he recorded 52 tackles and four interceptions.

  • Washington Redskins - Brian Quick, WR

Quick had a minimal role in his first year with Washington in 2017 catching just six passes for 76 yards. He posted career-best numbers for the Rams in 2016 as he had 41 catches for 564 yards and three touchdowns.