Big names, once-productive vets might be on the NFL chopping block
McCoy's disappointing preseason has led to his name surfacing as one that could fall victim to roster cuts. Browns coach
The happiest day for NFL players is the day after the final preseason game, when camp and games that don't matter are done. It's also the most difficult day for players and coaches alike. Every year there are surprising big-name players who take the long walk to the head coach's office upon hearing the saddest three words in the NFL:
It is called the Not For Long league for a reason. The first round of cuts comes this week. By next Sunday, rosters must be set at 53. Here are some once-upon-a-time contributors and big-name players who could be cut:
It seems highly unlikely the Browns would actually pull the trigger on cutting a third-round draft pick like McCoy, who is younger than Ratliff and could develop slowly. Still, there's a sense the Browns feel McCoy is in over his head and not the physical talent they believed him to be.
But Maroney has not gotten the touches in a stacked backfield and the numbers just don't add up.
At the start of camp, the consensus was that Hurd and
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The Giants have waited for Moss to break out into something special for a while now. Now that there's a clearly capable option on the roster and Moss has nursed a groin injury, the former second-round pick out of Miami could be going bye-bye.
Despite being an aging (31), ridiculously overpaid (two years left on a $39 million contract), oft-injured and often underachieving wideout, Branch remains a part of the 'Hawks plans. But for how long under the new regime?
If they waive Bomar, he surely will be picked up by another squad because the talent is there and he could prove to be something in this league -- just not with New York.