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NFL Roster Cuts: Most Notable Players Released

Follow along as we list the big names released on cut day. 

NFL teams face a pressure-filled weekend as they cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 before Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. Now that the preseason is over, final cuts must be made before the regular season begins.

1,184 NFL players will hit the free agent market by the time Saturday's deadline arrives. Most of those players will be undrafted free agents but a few names you may recognize will also be cut.

Check out the list below as we track the most notable players left looking for jobs.

• P Shane Lechler, cut by Texans

• QB Christian Hackenberg, cut by Eagles

• QB Joe Callahan, cut by Eagles

• WR Braxton Miller, cut by Texans

• TE Alec Bloom, cut by Cardinals

• OL David Quessenberry, cut by Texans

• DE Kony Ealy, cut by Cowboys

• RB Joe Williams, cut by 49ers

• QB Brogan Roback, cut by Browns

• S T.J. Green, cut by Colts

• TE Gavin Escobar, cut by Dolphins

• WR Michael Floyd, cut by Saints

• WR Brandon Tate, cut by Saints

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• S Keith Tandy, cut by Buccaneers

• WR Corey Coleman, cut by Bills

• DL Brian Robison, cut by Vikings

• ILB Zaire Anderson, cut by Broncos

• K Roberto Aguayo, cut by Chargers

• LB Mark Herzlich, cut by Giants

• OL TJ Clemmings, cut by Redskins

• RB Charles Sims, cut by Bucs

• CB Tony Lippett, cut by Dolphins

• CB Marcus Edmond, cut by Chargers

• RB Donnel Pumphrey, cut by Eagles

• G Jonathan Cooper, cut by 49ers

• CB DeShawn Shead, cut by Lions

• RB Mike Gillislee, cut by Patriots

• DE Michael Johnson, cut by Bengals

• RB Ryan Hewitt, cut by Bengals

• WR Breshad Perriman, cut by Ravens

• QB Luke Falk, cut by Titans

• RB Kenjon Barner, released by Panthers

• WR Chad Beebe, cut by Vikings

• QB Jake Rudock, cut by Lions

• CB Cyrus Jones, cut by Patriots

• WR Deontay Burnett, cut by Titans

• OL Nico Falan, cut by Titans

• DE Carroll Phillips, cut by Jaguars

• WR Jeff Janis, cut by Browns

• WR Quan Bray, cut by Texans

• K Nick Rose, cut by Texans

• QB Joe Webb, cut by Texans

• CB Doran Grant, cut by Bears

• TE Devon Cajuste, cut by Browns

• QB Landry Jones, cut by Steelers

• K Dan Bailey, cut by Cowboys