04 Sep 2005
Let's see if we can do a quick roundup of the biggest cuts from yesterday's 53-man roster deadline. The Pats cut WR David Terrell. The Eagles cut DE Hugh Douglas and FB Jon Ritchie. The Chiefs ditched fourth-rounder Craphonso Thorpe, and headline writers wept. The Jags cut Fuamatu-Ma'afala, and spell-checkers cheered. San Francisco cut former top Denver pick CB Willie Middlebrooks. Miami cut RB Lamar Gordon, and Denver cut RB Quentin Griffin (following PFP's advice). Oakland cut DE Anttaj Hawthorne (so much for that supposed sixth-round steal) and TE Teyo Johnson (ACHTUNG! Courtney Anderson now has roto sleeper status). Pittsburgh cut fourth-round wideout Fred Gibson, who was beaten out for a spot by Official FO Favorite Player Sean Morey. Carolina cut third-round DT Attiyah Ellison. (Do this many mid-level picks usually get cut? Including Clarett, that's two third-rounders and two fourth-rounders who couldn't even make their teams this year.)
Also Peerless Price signed in Dallas, and the Colts did more front seven strengthening by trading a draft pick to Tennessee for LB Rocky Calmus. Jerry Rice made the Broncos but has been un-promoted back down to fifth wide receiver and may retire.
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Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.