PFT’s 2021 AFC 53-man roster cuts tracker

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[Editor’s note: We’re keeping track of the moves as AFC teams make them this weekend, as they have to get to their 53-man roster limit by Tuesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. Check back throughout the coming days as we update all the moves.]


Waived running back Kerrith Whyte, wide receiver Brandon Powell, and cornerback Tim Harris. Traded defensive lineman Darryl Johnson to Carolina. Released tight end Jacob Hollister.


Acquired offensive lineman Greg Mancz in a trade with the Ravens and placed linebacker Vince Biegel on injured reserve. Waived safety Nate Holley, receiver Khalil McClain, running back Jordan Scarlett and cornerback Tino Ellis. Released center Matt Skura. Released linebacker Benardrick McKinney.

New England

Released safety Adrian Colbert. Released quarterback Cam Newton.

New York Jets

Acquired edge rusher Shaq Lawson in a trade with Houston and released safety Bennett Jackson. Waived wide receiver Lawrence Cager, defensive back Lamar Jackson, linebacker Aaron Adeoye, and center Corey Levin.


Traded offensive lineman Greg Mancz to the Dolphins. Traded cornerback Shaun Wade to the Patriots. Placed running back J.K. Dobbins on injured reserve. Waived or released receivers Devin Gray, receiver Siaosi Mariner, and offensive lineman Michael Schofield. Traded offensive lineman Ben Bredeson to the Giants. Released linebacker Pernell McPhee, safety Anthony Levine, tight end Eric Tomlinson, defensive end Chris Smith and defensive tackle Justin Ellis. Waived quarterback Trace McSorley, fullback Ben Mason, unning back Nate McCrary; wide receivers Deon Cain, Jaylon Moore, and Binjimen Victor; tight end Tony Poljan; offensive linemen Adrian Ealy and Foster Sarell; linebacker Otoro Alaka, defensive linemen Jovan Swann and Aaron Crawford; defensive back Nigel Warrior; and kicker Jake Verity. Placed tackle Ja'Wuan James on the non-football injury list.


Traded center Billy Price to the Giants for defensive tackle B.J. Hill. Waived guard Michael Jordan. Announced they placed edge rusher Joseph Ossai on injured reserve and edge rusher Wyatt Hubert and offensive tackle Hakeem Adeniji on the reserve/non-football injury list; released defensive lineman Mike Daniels, tight end Mason Schreck, defensive end Noah Spence and receiver Trent Taylor; and waived linebacker Joe Bachie, defensive end Amani Bledsoe, cornerback Tony Brown, punter Drue Chrisman, safety Trayvon Henderson, linebacker Keandre Jones, defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, tight end Thaddeus Moss, halfback Jacques Patrick, cornerback Antonio Phillips, cornerback Winston Rose, kicker Austin Seibert, quarterback Kyle Shurmur, offensive guard Keaton Sutherland, offensive tackle Gunnar Vogel, receiver Scotty Washington, halfback Pooka Williams Jr., halfback Trayveon Williams, offensive lineman Michael Jordan and defensive tackle Renell Wren.


Released cornerback Brian Allen, defensive tackle Sheldon Day, linebacker Elijah Lee, and wide receiver JoJo Natson; waived safety Elijah Benton, wide receiver Ja'Marcus Bradley, tight end Jordan Franks, guard Colby Gossett, defensive end Porter Gustin, linebacker Willie Harvey, wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, defensive end Joe Jackson, running back John Kelly, quarterback Kyle Lauletta, defensive end Cameron Malveaux, tight end Kyle Markway, safety Jovante Moffatt, center Javon Patterson, safety Sheldrick Redwine, cornerback Emmanuel Rugamba, linebacker Tegray Scales, fullback Johnny Stanton, defensive end Curtis Weaver, and defensive tackle Marvin Wilson; placed wide receiver Davion Davis on the suspended list; and placed guard Drew Forbes and tackle Greg Senat on injured reserve.


Waived or released tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive tackle T.J. Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, offensive guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton and safety Lamont Wade. Released punter Jordan Berry and long snapper Kameron Canaday. Placed quarterback Josh Dobbs on injured reserve. Released running backs Trey Edmunds and Jaylen Samuels, receivers Rico Bussey and Cody White, offensive linemen Rashaad Coward, B.J. Finney, Chaz Green, and John Leglue, tight end Kevin Rader, linebacker Cassius Marsh, Quincy Roche, and Jamar Watson, defensive backs Mark Gilbert, Arthur Maulet, and Donovan Stiner.


Traded edge rusher Shaq Lawson to the Jets. Waived linebacker Tae Davis and cornerback Cornell Armstrong.


Released safety Sean Davis. Placed quarterback Carson Wentz, center Ryan Kelly, and wide receiver Zach Pascal on the COVID-19 reserve list.


Traded quarterback Gardner Mishew to the Eagles for a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick. Traded cornerback Sidney Jones to the Seahawks. Announced they placed safety Josh Jones on injured reserve, and linebacker Dylan Moses on the reserve/non-football injury list; released receiver Pharoh Cooper, receiver Phillip Dorsett II, offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, receiver Devin Smith, receiver Laquon Treadwell and safety Jarrod Wilson; waived cornerback Lorenzo Burns, receiver Jalen Camp, defensive tackle Doug Costin, receiver Jeff Cotton Jr., running back Nathan Cottrell, tight end Tyler Davis, tight end Ben Ellefson, receiver Josh Hammond, receiver Collin Johnson, receiver Tevin Jones, quarterback Jake Luton, offensive lineman KC McDermott, running back Devine Ozigbo, offensive lineman Austen Pleasants, defensive back Brandon Rusnak, offensive lineman Badara Traore, offensive lineman Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms and linebacker Quincy Williams.


Released linebacker John Simon and safety Clayton Geathers; waived defensive lineman Freedom Akinmoladun, defensive back Nate Brooks, and linebacker Cassh Maluia; placed running back Brian Hill on injured reserve; and placed center Ben Jones on COVID-19 reserve list. Placed guard Nate Davis on the COVID-19 reserve list and waived offensive lineman Chandon Herring. Waived wide receivers Dez Fitzpatrick, Mason Kinsey and Fred Brown; tight ends Jared Pinkney and Miller Forristall, running back Javian Hawkins and Tory Carter; defensive linemen Naquan Jones and Woodrow Hamilton; offensive linemen Cole Banwart, Jordan Roos, Derwin Gray and Christian DiLauro; linebackers Jan Johnson and Wyatt Ray; and defensive backs Jamal Carter and Briean Boddy-Calhoun


Waived quarterback Brett Rypien, receiver Kendall Hinton, inside linebacker Curtis Robinson, offensive tackle Drew Himmelman, fullback Adam Prentice, tight end Austin Fort, tight end Shaun Beyer, offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann, cornerback Saivion Smith and defensive lineman Isaiah Mack. Traded wide receiver Trinity Benson to Detroit. Acquired linebacker Jonas Griffith in a trade with San Francisco. Released were tackle Cam Fleming, cornerback Nate Hairston, and DL Shamar Stephen. The team waived tackle Quinn Bailey, receiver Tyrie Cleveland, running back Damarea Crockett, safety Trey Marshall, cornerback Mac McCain III, cornerback Parnell Motley, receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El, running back Stevie Scott III, defensive end Marquiss Spencer, linebacker Derrek Tuszka, linebacker Barrington Wade, and receiver Seth Williams. Placed cornerbacks Essang Bassey and Duke Dawson Jr. on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Kansas City

Waived running back Derrick Gore, offensive lineman Wyatt Miller, receiver Maurice Ffrench, safety Devon Key, defensive lineman Austin Edwards, linebacker Omari Cobb, defensive end Demone Harris, receiver Darrius Shepherd, receiver Dalton Schoen and safety Zayne Anderson. Released wide receivers Gehrig Dieter and Marcus Kemp; waived defensive end Dicaprio Bootle, quarterback Shane Buechele, defensive back Marlon Character, defensive tackle Tyler Clark, defensive back Rodney Clemons, defensive back BoPete Keyes, wide receiver Cornell Powell, linebacker Emmanuel Smith, running back Darwin Thompson, tackle Prince Tega Wanogho, defensive end Tim Ward, and center Darryl Williams; placed offensive lineman Kyle Long on PUP list; placed defensive end Malik Herring on NFI list.

Las Vegas

Los Angeles Chargers

Waived linebacker Davin Bellamy, linebacker Nate Evans, tackle Darius Harper, wide receiver John Hurst, linebacker Jessie Lemonier, cornerback KJ Sails, tight end Matt Sokol, cornerback Donte Vaughn, defensive lineman Willie Yarbary, long snapper Cole Mazza, and offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis.

PFT’s 2021 AFC 53-man roster cuts tracker originally appeared on Pro Football Talk