When is the Deadline for 2018 NFL Roster Cuts?

The deadline for cuts is Saturday, Sept.1.
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With the final 2018 preseason games wrapped up, teams must trim their rosters down from 90 to 53. The deadline for 2018 teams to make their cuts is Saturday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. 

The roster deadline means that about 1,184 players will hit the free agent market. If a player gets cut and is waived, they must be claimed by other teams by 12 p.m. on Sunday.

Many of those players will be undrafted free agents, but a few bigger names will undoubtedly get cut.

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