Mark Sanchez was among those released by the Denver Broncos Saturday as NFL teams cut their rosters to 53 players. He didn't stay a free agent long, quickly signed by the Dallas Cowboys.
A pair of high-profile running back were also released Saturday with the Baltimore Ravens waiving Justin Forsett and the Indianapolis Colts cutting Stevan Ridley just days after signing him as a backup for Frank Gore.
The Green Bay Packers also inexplicably released Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton.
The deadline for NFL teams to cut their rosters to 53 is Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Just because a player makes the initial 53-man roster doesn't mean he's safe. NFL teams will be scouring the waiver wire and can claim released players beginning Sunday at noon ET. Teams can also start signing up to 10 players on their respective practice squads beginning Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
One practice squad candidate is rookie wide receiver Keenan Reynolds, whose rushing records as Navy's quarterback. Reynolds, a sixth-round pick by the Ravens last April, was cut by the club Friday. The U.S. Navy had waived its active-duty requirement so Reynolds could play in the NFL immediately out of Annapolis.
The following is a list of this weekend's roster cuts.
Arizona Cardinals : DB Cariel Brooks, WR Marquis Bundy, OT Rob Crisp, G Antoine McClain, RB Kerwynn Williams. CB Chris Clemons, LB Donald Butler, C Taylor Boggs, QB Jake Coker.
Atlanta Falcons : OLB Max Starr, K Shayne Graham, OT Bryce Harris, DE Nordly Capi, OT Laurence Gipson, DE Malliciah Goodman, DT Cory Johnson, CB Devonte Johnson, S Damian Parms, OL Collin Rahrig, WR Corey Washington, LB Matt Wells, RB Brandon Wilds, WR J.D. McKissic, S Sharrod Neasman, FB Will Ratelle, QB Matt Simms, TE D.J. Tialavea.
Baltimore Ravens : RB Justin Forsett, QB Josh Johnson, OG Vladimir Ducasse, LB Arthur Brown, S Terrence Brooks, LB Brennen Beyer, WR Daniel Brown, WR Jeremy Butler, OT Blaine Clausell, DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, RB Stephen Houston, OLB Victor Ochi, LB Patrick Onwausor, WR Keenan Reynolds, C Matt Skura, DB Julian Wilson.
Buffalo Bills : TE Blake Annen, LB Kroy Biermann, WR Jarrett Boykin, CB Mario Butler, WR Kain Colter, DT Brandon Deaderick, DL Lavar Edwards, FB Jerome Felton, RB Dan Herron, LB Randell Johnson, LB Manny Lawson, WR Dezmin Lewis, OL Marquis Lucas, OT Chris Martin, CB Sterling Moore, G Cyril Richardson, CB Sammy Seamster, LB Max Valles, C Fernando Velasco, DT Casey Walker, RB James Wilder Jr.
Carolina Panthers : RB Brandon Wegher, CB Zack Sanchez, S Stevie Brown, DT Kyle Love, S Marcus Ball, LB Brian Blechen, DT Eric Crume, S Travell Dixon, WR Keyarris Garrett, TE Marcus Lucas, DE Arthur Miley, TE Beau Sandland, RB Jalen Simmons, DT Robert Thomas, TE Eric Wallace, DE Larry Webster, G David Yankey, CB Lou Young, QB David Fales, ILB John Timu,
Chicago Bears : WR B.J. Daniels, LB Danny Mason, G Shelley Smith, DT Terry Williams, C Khaled Holmes, OL Garry Williams, DB K'Waun Williams, CB DeVante Bausby, WR Daniel Braverman, TE Ben Braunecker, LB John Timu, OT Jason Weaver, CB Kevin Peterson, LS Patrick Scales, WR Marc Mariani, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, QB David Fales, CB Taveze Calhoun, DE Ego Ferguson.
Cincinnati Bengals : S Jimmy Wilson, FB Andrew Bonnet, DE Ryan Brown, QB Keith Wenning, RB Bronson Hill, RB Tra Carson, WR Jake Kumerow, WR Rashon Simonise, WR Alonzo Russell, C Alex Cooper; DT David Dean, OG Trey Hopkins, OG Alex Redmond, OG Trip Thurman, OT John Weidenaar, OT Aaron Epps, TE Matt Lengel, CB Darius Hillary, CB Tony McRae, WR Mario Alford, CB Chykie Brown.
Cleveland Browns : RB Rajion Neal, WR Marlon Mooore, DL Kenton Adeyemi, DL Chigbo Anunoby, DB Pierre Desir, RB Jahwan Edwards, DB Mikell Everette, OL Dan France, WR Taylor Gabriel, CB Charles Gaines, OL Garth Gerhart, TE Connor Hamlett, TE J.P. Holtz, WR Darius Jennings, OL Kaleb Johnson, OL Mike Matthews, LB Jason Neill, DB Eric Patterson, P Kasey Redfern, LB Justin Tuggle.
Dallas Cowboys : LB Derek Akunne, DB Jeremiah McKinnon, LB Henoc Muamba, DT Zach Wood, DE Gerald Dixon, DE Shaneil Jenkins, DE Ryan Russell, WR Devin Street, TE Rico Gathers, C Jake Brendel, DT Rodney Coe, CB Isaiah Frey, LB Brandon Hepburn, QB Jerrod Johnson, WR Andy Jones, LB Deon King, OT Ryan Mack, WR Vince Mayle, CB Deji Olatoye, DL Lawrence Okoye, OG Boston Stiverson, TE Austin Traylor, K Matt Wile, OT Bryan Witzmann, DE Mike McAdoo.
Denver Broncos : DT Kyle Peko, WR Kalif Raymond, CB John Tidwell, LB Dwayne Norman, LB Sadat Sulleyman, LB Vontarrius Dora, CB Taurean Nixon, OT Lars Hanson, WR Mose Frazier, RB Juwan Thompson, OLB Eddie Yarbrough, DE Henry Melton, G Robert Myers, DE Lars Koht.
Detroit Lions : LB Chi Chi Ariguzo, C Lemuel Jeanpierre, CB Darrin Walls, WR Jace Billingsley, CB Alex Carter, WR Quinshad Davis, LB Jayson DiManche, TE Adam Fuehne, LBZaviar Gooden, LB Khaseem Greene, C Gabe Ikard, S Isaiah Johnson, WR TJ Jones, WR Jay Lee, TLuke Marquardt, T Michael Ola, DT Caraun Reid, QB Jake Rudock, OL Brandon Thomas, DBCharles Washington, RB George Winn, DT Gabe Wright.
Green Bay Packers : OG Josh Sitton, WR Geronimo Allison, LB Sam Barrington, TE Henry Mitchell, CB Warren Gatewood, QB Marquise Williams, FB Alstevis Squirewell, OL Lucas Patrick, TE Casey Pierce, DL Brian Price, RB Brandon Ross, ILB Carl Bradford, OLB Reggie Gilbert, CB Robertson Daniel, WR Herb Waters, TE Kennard Backman, LS Rick Lovato.
Houston Texans : LB Eric Lee, WR Wendall Williams, WR Quenton Bundrage, OT Jeff Adams, OT Andrew McDonald, C Dalton Freeman, CB Robert Nelson, G Karim Barton, TE Anthony Denham, TE Eric Tomlinson, RB Kenny Hilliard, DE Ufomba Kamalu, G Chad Slade, LB Tony Washington Jr., S Antonio Allen, DE Dan Pettinato, LB Shakeel Rashad, LB Reshard Cliett, CB Terrance Mitchell, WR Cecil Shorts, RB Akeem Hunt, DT Brandon Dunn.
Indianapolis Colts : DB D'Joun Smith, DT Kelcy Quarles, RB Stevan Ridley, DE Sterling Bailey, LB Trevor Bates, S Alden Darby, CB Tay Glover-Wright, S Lee Hightower, S Stefan McClure, WR MeKale McKay, CB Christopher Milton, OG Kitt O’Brien, OLB Earl Okine, OG Adam Redmond, WR Tevaun Smith, OT Mitchell Van Dyk, OT Jeremy Vujnovich, CB Tevin Mitchel, OLB Ron Thompson, LB Nate Irvin, OG Hugh Thornton.
Jacksonville Jaguars : DE Ryan Davis, OT Rashod Hill, DE Tyrone Holmes, LB Jordan Tripp, DT T.J. Barnes, LB Thurston Armbrister, OL Mackenzy Bernadeau, WR Arrelious Benn, OL Jacques McClendon, S Josh Evans, DL Richard Ash, CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, TE Braedon Bowman, OL Kadeem Edwards, WR Shaq Evans, OL Rashod Hill, WR Rashad Lawrence, CB Nick Marshall, LB Sean Porter, OL Pearce Slater, WR Shane Wynn.
Kansas City Chiefs : QB Aaron Murray, OT Reid Fragel, WR Da'Ron Brown, S Jeron Johnson, CB Deveron Carr, LB Andy Mulumba, S Jamell Fleming, LB Tyrell Adams, WR Frankie Hammond Jr., QB Kevin Hogan, DL David King, C Daniel Munyer, TE Brian Parker, OL Jarrod Pughsley, S Shak Randolph, RB Darrin Reaves, LB Terrance Smith, DL Jimmy Staten, OT Zach Sterup, DB Brock Vereen.
Los Angeles Rams : DB Rohan Gaines, TE Justice Cunningham, OT Isaiah Battle, DB Christian Bryant, LB Brandon Chubb, TE Justice Cunningham, DT Morgan Fox, DB Rohan Gaines, RB Aaron Green, WR Austin Hill, CB Michael Jordan, DB Jordan Kovacs, C Eric Kush, LB Cameron Lynch, RB Terrence Magee, WR Paul McRoberts, DB Marcus Roberson, DE Ian Seau, DB Jabriel Washington, WR Duke Williams, LB Akeem Ayers, DT Cam Thomas.
Miami Dolphins : CB Chimdi Chekwa, LB James-Michael Johnson, TE Dominique Jones, RB Daniel Thomas, OT Sam Young, TE Thomas Duarte, OG Jamil Douglas, LB James Burgess, DT Deandre Coleman, QB Zac Dysert, S Shamiel Gary, LB Tyler Gray, S A.J. Hendy, OT Ulrick John, DT Chris Jones, DE Cleyon Laing, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Lafayette Pitts, DE Cedric Reed, WR Rashawn Scott, DE Jordan Williams.
Minnesota Vikings : QB Brad Sorensen, DE Denzell Perine, DT Travis Raciti, DE Zach Moore, OT Carter Bykowski, DT Kenrick Ellis, OG Willie Beavers, WR Moritz Böhringer, OT Carter Bykowski, TE Kyle Carter, OG Isame Faciane, WR Isaac Fruechte, LB Jake Ganus, RB C.J. Ham, DT Toby Johnson, RB Jhurell Pressley, FB Blake Renaud, CB Tre Roberson, QB Joel Stave, LB Brandon Watts, DE Stephen Weatherly.
New England Patriots : OL Chris Barker, WR Aaron Dobson, RB Tyler Gaffney, DL Geneo Grissom, LB Rufus Johnson, DL Markus Kuhn, WR Keshawn Martin, DB Darryl Roberts, DB Vinnie Sunseri, DL Joe Vellano, WR DeAndre Carter, OL Jon Halapio, WR Chris Harper, RB Joey Iosefa, LB Kevin Snyder, DL Woodrow Hamilton, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, CB Cre’von LeBlanc, WR Devin Lucien, TE Bryce Williams.
New Orleans Saints : LB Dillon Lee, LB Jeff Schoettmer, DL Bobby Richardson, CB Brian Dixon, WR Jake Lampman, OL John Fullington, C Marcus Henry, FB Austin Johnson, TE Garrett Griffin, LB Davis Tull, OL Khalif Barnes, OT Tony Hill, RB Daniel Lasco, DE Chris McCain, OT Tyrus Thompson.
New York Giants : RB Andre Williams, OL Adam Gettis, DT Jermelle Cudjo, QB Logan Thomas, WR Jeremy Davis, WR Darius Powe, WR Anthony Dable, OL Dillon Farrell, OL Ryan Seymour, DT Louis Nix, DE Stansly Maponga, LB Brad Bars, LB Ishaq Williams, CB Leon McFadden, CB Michael Hunter, DB Donte Deayon, S Justin Currie, S Andrew Adams, OL Emmett Cleary, OL Jake Rodgers.
New York Jets : DB Dion Bailey, CB Dee Milliner, TE Jace Amaro, LB Trevor Reilly, WR/PRJeremy Ross, RB Antone Smith, FB Tommy Bohanon, TE Zach Sudfeld, TE Wes Saxton, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, OG Craig Watts, OG Mike Liedtke, WR Chandler Worthy, DT Tarow Barney, DE Claude Pelon, LB Freddie Bishop, LB Taiwan Jones, CB Bryson Keeton, CB Darryl Morris, CB Kevin Short, S Doug Middleton.
Oakland Raiders : LB Neiron Ball, LB James Cowser, RB George Atkinson III, OG Mitch Bell, WR K.J. Brent, CB Kenneth Durden, WR Marvin Hall, DL Drew Iddings, OG Denver Kirkland, DT Derrick Lott, LB John Lotulelei, TE Jake McGee, WR Jaydon Mickens, TE Ryan O'Malley, OG Oni Omoile, CB Neiko Thorpe, LB Korey Toomer, DE Greg Townsend Jr., LB Kyrie Wilson.
Philadelphia Eagles : QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Don Cherry, S Blake Countess, DT Bruce Gaston, LBQuentin Gause, LB Najee Goode, G Darrell Greene, WR Marcus Johnson, C Barrett Jones, WRCayleb Jones, RB Byron Marshall, TE M.J. McFarland, DE Jake Metz, RB Cedric O'Neal, TE Chris Pantale, K Cody Parkey, S Ed Reynolds, CB JaCorey Shepherd, DT Aziz Shittu, LB Mike Tavarres, WR David Watford.
Pittsburgh Steelers : QB Dustin Vaughan, TE Mandel Dixon, OL Wade Hansen, CB Doran Grant, WR DeMarcus Ayers, LB Travis Feeney, LB Steven Johnson, LB Jermauria Rasco, QB Bryn Renner, DB Ray Vinopal, CB Montell Garner, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, CB Donald Washington, OL Shahbaz Ahmed, OL Antoine Everett, Matt Feiler, OL Wade Hansen, DL Lavon Hooks, DL Caushaud Lyons, DL Johnny Maxey, WR Cobi Hamilton, WR Marcus Tucker, RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, CB Cameron Stingily, TE Paul Lang.
San Diego Chargers : WR Rasheed Bailey, QB Mike Bercovici, OT Brett Boyko, CB Richard Crawford, OLB Ben Gardner, RB Gus Johnson, DT Kamal Johnson, G Marcel Jones, DT Chuka Ndulue, LB Shaq Petteway, WR DeAndre Reaves, LB James Ross, CB Larry Scott, TE Tim Semisch, FB Chris Swain, G Vi Teofilo, LB James Vaughters, TE Matt Weiser, WR Dom Williams, CB Trevor Williams.
San Francisco 49ers : QB Jeff Driskel, WR Dres Anderson, OL Alex Balducci, WR Devon Cajuste, DLDemetrius Cherry, OL Fahn Cooper, TE Je'Ron Hamm, RB DuJuan Harris, CB Prince Charles Iworah, OL Colin Kelly, LB Corey Lemonier, DL B.J. McBryde, OL Norman Price, LB Marcus Rush, LB Shayne Skov, DT Garrison Smith, RB Kelvin Taylor, WR Bryce Treggs, WR Ryan Whalen, WR DeAndrew White.
Seattle Seahawks : DT Sealver Siliga, G Jahri Evans, FB Will Tukuafu, DT Brandin Bryant, TE Clayton Echard, QB Jake Heaps, LB Steve Longa, WR Douglas McNeil III, WR E.Z. Nwachukwu, WR Kasen Williams, RB Troymaine Pope, G/C Will Pericak, WR Antwan Goodley, DE Tylor Harris, SS Keenan Lambert, WR Kenny Lawler, LB Kache Palacio, DE Ryan Robinson, CB Tye Smith, DT Tani Tupou, TE Joe Sommers, CB Marcus Burley, DT Jordan Hill, LB Eric Pinkins, OT Terry Poole, RB George Farmer, DB Trovon Reed, WR Kevin Smith.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers : WR Donteea Dye, C Garrett Gilkey, TE Dan Vitale, LB Luke Rhodes, C Ben Gottschalk, WR Freddie Martino, WR Jonathan Krause, RB Peyton Barber, RB Russell Hansbrough, WR Bernard Reedy, WR Kenny Bell, C Josh Allen, OL Kevin Palmer, OT Kyler Kerbyson, DE Cliff Matthews, DT A.J. Francis, LB Jeremiah George, LB Josh Keyes, S Isaiah Johnson, CB Javien Elliott, LB Micah Awe, DE Kourtnei Brown, S Kimario McFadden.
Tennessee Titans : WR Justin Hunter, RB Bishop Sankey, RB Dexter McCluster, FB Sam Bergen, OLJeremiah Poutasi, OL Will Poehls, TE Jerome Cunningham, TE Alex Ellis, RB David Fluellen, LBCurtis Grant, S Marqueston Huff, OT Tyler Marz, C Ronald Patrick, CB Kalan Reed, S Curtis Riley, WR Ben Roberts, K Aldrick Rosas, LB Justin Staples, LB J.R. Tavai, WR Andrew Turzilli, CB B.W. Webb, DT Antwaun Woods.
Washington Redskins : TE Logan Paulsen, DT Jerrell Powe, RB Mack Brown, DL Cullen Jenkins, OL Josh LeRibeus, CB Lloyd Carrington, OT Takoby Cofield, CB Mariel Cooper, DE Corey Crawford, LB Carlos Fields, WR Maurice Harris, DE Matt Ioannidis, TE Marcel Jensen, G Nila Kasitati, FB Joe Kerridge, S Geno Matias-Smith, OL Vinston Painter, WR Kendal Thompson, WR T.J. Thorpe, LB Lynden Trail, LB Mike Wakefield, OT Isaiah Williams.