The 2013 NFL Roster Cuts have provided many casualties, although very few came as a surprise. I get a laugh out of all of the New England Patriots fans who were foolish enough to go out and purchase a No. 5 Tim Tebow jersey and weep into the cameras today when asked about the Patriots finally seeing the light and cutting the polarizing quarterback. Tebow was a very good college football quarterback. So was Vince Young. So was Matt Leinart. So was Jimmy Claussen. None of them are even adequate NFL quarterbacks. That is why all four were released when all 32 teams had to trim down to the final 53-man roster.
Below is a look at all of the cuts made yesterday as teams were forced to get down to the mandated 53-man roster with the start of the 2013 NFL season less than a week away (A special thanks to CBSSports.com for the list). Teams can extend offers to players for an eight-man practice squad team beginning Sunday at noon.
Spoiler alert. Don’t expect Tebow to wind up on any of them. He should give up talking about how playing QB in the NFL is his dream. Hello? He accomplished that dream. Now, it time for Tebow to start singing a different tune. It starts with these two words:
Anyway, take a look at the final 53-man rosters for all 32 teams as we inch closer and closer to the 2013 NFL season.
Cuts: QB Greg McElroy, RB Mossis Madu, WR Michael Campbell, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, WR Ben Obomanu, WR Zach Rogers, TE Chris Pantale, OL Erik Cook, OL J.B. Shugarts, OL Jason Smith, DL Junior Aumavae, DL Lanier Coleman, DL Tevita Finau, DL Antonio Garay LB Troy Davis, LB JoJo Dickson, LB Jacquies Smith, DB Royce Adams, DB Mike Edwards, DB Rontez Miles, K Dan Carpenter.
Cuts: OT Jeff Adams, LB Antwan Applewhite, G Chris Barker, C Sam Brenner, WR Chad Bumphis, QB Aaron Corp, WR Keenan Davis, DT A.J. Francis, RB Jonas Gray, S Keelan Johnson, S Jordan Kovacs, OT Andrew McDonald, WR Marvin McNutt, TE Kyle Miller, DE Tristin Okpalaugo, CB Julian Posey, CB De’Andre Presley, DT Kheeston Randall, DT Tracey Robertson, LB Lee Robinson, LB Austin Spitler, WR Brian Tyms.
Biggest names: QB Matt Leinart. Other names: TE Dorin Dickerson, OT Zebrie Sanders, LB Kourtnei Brown, LB Brian Smith, C David Snow, TE Nick Provo, WR Brandon Kaufman, DB T.J. Heath, DT Jarron Gilbert, RB Zach Brown, OG Antoine Caldwell, OG Zack Chibane, DB Jordan Dangerfield, DB Kip Edwards, RB Kendall Gaskins, LB Keith Pough, CB Crezdon Butler, QB Thaddeus Lewis, LB Bryan Scott, DE Jamie Blatnick, DE Izaan Cross and DT Torell Troup. Injured reserve: QB Kevin Kolb, WR Brad Smith, RB Drew Smith.
Biggest names: QB Tim Tebow, TE Jake Ballard, TE Daniel Fells, P Zoltan Mesko. Other names: DE Marcus Benard, WR Johnathan Haggerty, LB Mike Rivera, OL Luke Patterson, FB Ben Bartholomew, DL Gilbert Peña, OL Matt Stankiewitch, DL Scott Vallone, DE Jermaine Cunningham, DT Marcus Forston, RB George Winn, DE Justin Francis, LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kannoris Davis, LB Jeff Tarpinian, DL Marcus Forston, OL Chris McDonald, DB Stephon Morris, WR Quentin Sims and RB George Winn.
Biggest name: QB Caleb Hanie. Other names: RB Anthony Allen, CB Marc Anthony, LB Nigel Carr, RB Delone Carter, LB Brandon Copeland, QB Dayne Crist, OL Devey Jordan, OL Rogers Gaines, TE Alex Silvestro, C Reggie Stephens, LB D.J. Bryant, TE Matt Furstenburg, DL Cody Larson, OT J.J. Unga, WR Tandon Doss, S Omar Brown, RB Bobby Rainey, TE Billy Bajema.
Biggest names: QB John Skelton, FB John Connor. Other names: T Dennis Roland, LS Bryce Davis, S Tony Dye, T Reid Fragel, WR Cobi Hamilton, RB Daniel Herron, C T.J. Johnson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, CB Onterio McCalebb, DE Dontay Moch, CB Shaun Prater, WR Taveon Rogers, WR Roy Roundtree, LB J.K. Schaffer, DT Terrence Stephens, G John Sullen and LB Bruce Taylor.
Cuts: OL Braxton Cave, WR Mike Edwards, TE Dan Gronkowski, DB Abdul Kanneh, RB Miquel Maysonet, WR David Nelson, DB Kent Richardson, P Colton Schmidt, LB Justin Cole, S Jamoris Slaughter, LB James-Michael Johnson, OL Aaron Adams, DB Akeem Auguste, RB Jamaine Cook, DL Hall Davis, WR Tori Gurley, WR Naaman Roosevelt, DL Brian Sanford, LB Justin Staples, K Shayne Graham, K Brandon Bogotay.
Biggest name: RB Jonanthan Dwyer. Other names: P Brian Moorman, RB Alvester Alexander, NT Alameda Ta’amu, DE Brian Arnfelt, LB Alan Baxter, LB Terence Garvin, LB Marshall McFadden, LB Brian Rolle, WR Justin Brown, WR Reggie Dunn, WR Kashif Moore, OL Mike Golic, OL Chris Hubbard, OL Joe Long, OL Joe Madsen, TE Jamie McCoy, TE Nathan Overbay, DB Terry Hawthorne, CB Devin Smith, DB Ross Ventrone, DB Josh Victorian.
Cuts: DE Keith Browner, TE Jake Byrne, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, LB Cameron Collins, WR Andy Cruse, OL Tyler Horn, DE Delano Johnson, RB Dennis Johnson, S Orhian Johnson, NT Chris Jones, RB Deji Karim, OL Alex Kupper, CB Elbert Mack, T Nate Menkin, LB Mike Mohamed, WR EZ Nwachukwu, S Jawanza Starling.
Cuts: OLB, Daniel Adongo, S Larry Asante, C Thomas Austin, CB Marshay Green, DE Lawrence Guy, QB Chandler Harnish, FB Robert Hughes, T Ben Ijalana, TE Dominique Jones, WR Jeremy Kelley, Lb Josh McNary, DT Drake Nevis, CB Sheldon Price, WR Jabin Sambrano, WR Lanear Sampson, LB Monte Simmons, OT Bradley Sowell, NT Martin Tevaseu, OL Lee Ziemba.
Biggest names: QB Matt Scott, QB Mike Kafka, CB Marcus Trufant. Other names: WR Jeremy Ebert, DE Pannel Egboh, RB Jonathan Grimes, LB Brandon Marshall, WR Charly Martin, OT Pat McQuistan, OG Drew Nowak, CB Kevin Rutland, DT D’Anthony Smith, LB Julian Stanford, WR Toney Clemons, DE Ryan Davis, DT T.J. Barnes, OT R.J. Dill, TE Ryan Otten, WR Tobais Palmer, S Steven Terrell, LB Mike Zimmer.
Cuts: QB Rusty Smith, FB Collin Mooney, TE Jack Doyle, S Al Afalava, OL Daniel Baldridge, DT Zach Clayton, TE Brandon Barden, LB Gary Guyton, DT Nigel Nicholas, WR Dontel Watkins, DT DaJohn Harris, RB Jalen Parmele, OG Kasey Studdard, LB Tim Shaw, LB/DE Scott Solomon, DB Khalid Wooten, S Corey Lynch, C Fernando Velasco.
Cuts: RB Lance Ball, OL C.J. Davis, WR Tavarres King, T Vinston Painter, RB Jeremiah Johnson, OL Ryan Lilja, TE Jake O’Connell, DE Jeremy Beal, OL Philip Blake, T Paul Cornick, DT Romney Fuga, DT Ben Garland, CB Aaron Hester, LB Damien Holmes, S Ross Rasner, WR Gerell Robinson, WR Lamaar Thomas, DE John Youboty.
Biggest names: TE Tony Moeaki (waived/injured). Other names: T Steven Baker, WR Josh Bellamy, S Malcolm Bronson, S Greg Castillo, CB Kennard Cox, DL Marcus Dixon, OL Tommie Draheim, LB Darin Drakeford, RB Shaun Draughn, WR Frankie Hammond Jr., TE Demetrius Harris, DB Tysyn Hartman, DE Austin Lane, LB Orie Lemon, CB Semaj Moody, FB Toben Opurum, T Matt Reynolds, WR Rico Richardson, OL Rokevious Watkins, LB Ridge Wilson, G Ricky Henry (waived/injured).
Cuts: DL Ryan Baker, DE David Bass, LB Billy Boyko, DE Andre Carter, CB Chance Casey, OG Jason Foster, LB Omar Gaither, TE Richard Gordon, CB Joselio Hanson, OT Tony Hills, WR Greg Jenkins, S Shelton Johnson, TE Briant Leonhardt, OG Lamar Mady, K Justin Medlock, S Reggie Smith, OT Willie Smith, DT Kurt Taufa’asau, LB Chase Thomas, WR Conner Vernon, RB Deonte Williams.
Cuts: CB Cornelius Brown, S Sean Cattouse, LB Phillip Dillard, CB Greg Gatson, LB Jerrell Harris, CB William Middleton, LB Daniel Molls, T Randy Richards, C Steve Schilling, T Max Starks, WR Luke Tasker, T Nick Becton, LB Frank Beltre, TE Ben Cotton, CB Marcus Cromartie, DE Logan Harrell, RB Michael Hill, CB Josh Johnson, LB Thomas Keiser, C David Molk, TE David Rolf, WR Robert Meachem.
Cuts: QB David Carr, OT Matt McCants, S Tyler Sash, DE Matt Broha, S David Caldwell, G Stephen Goodin, CB Charles James, T Matt McCants, CB Terrence Frederick, DT Marvin Austin, DE Adrian Tracy, DE Adewale Ojomo, LB Kyle Bosworth, OL Eric Herman, OL Bryant Browning, WR Kevin Hardy, Marcus Harris, WR Julian Talley.
Cuts: RB Kendial Lawrence, WR Tim Benford, DE Thaddeus Gibson, CB Sterling Moore, WR Danny Coale, OT Edawn Coughman, OT Demetress Bell, DB Xavier Brewer, DE Jerome Long, DE Jabari Fletcher, LB Caleb McSurdy, LB Cameron Lawrence, G/T Ray Dominguez, DE Jason Vega, CB Micah Pellerin, LB Brandon Magee and C Kevin Kowalski.
Cuts: DE Chigbo Anunoby, DT Ron Brace, WR Dezmon Briscoe, LB Marvin Burdette, LB Will Compton, RB Tristan Davis, WR Skye Dawson, S DeJon Gomes, DE Dominique Hamilton, RB Jawan Jamison, WR Lance Lewis, C Kevin Matthews, CB Chase Minnifield, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, OT Xavier Nixon, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi, OT Tony Pashos, LB Vic So’oto, OL Tevita Stevens, RB Keiland Williams, WR Nick Williams.
Biggest name: OG Danny Watkins, QB Dennis Dixon. Other names: LB Everette Brown, NT Antonio Dixon, DE Dave King, QB G.J. Kinne, OL Matt Kopa, CB Trevard Lindley (waived/injured), WR Ifeyani Momah, WR Will Murphy, OL Dallas Reynolds, LB Adrian Robinson, OT Matt Tennant, S David Sims, OT Michael Bamiro, WR Russell Shepard, TE Clay Harbor, RB Matthew Tucker, LB Travis Long, LB Chris McCoy, WR Greg Salas.Injured reserve: DE Joe Kruger.
Biggest name: QB Trent Edwards, QB Jordan Palmer, OT J’Marcus Webb. Other names:RB Armando Allen, OT Cory Brandon, OL Derek Dennis, LB Jerry Franklin, WR Brittan Golden, S Brandon Hardin, LS Brandon Hartson, CB Demontre Hurst, DT Corey Irvin, WR Josh Lenz, S Tom Nelson, TE Fendi Onobun, LB J.T. Thomas, WR Terrence Toliver, DT Christian Tupou, RB Harvey Unga, DL Aston Whiteside, C/OG Edwin Williams, DE Josh Williams
Cuts: OG Rodney Austin, DB Ron Bartell, RB Shaun Chapas, P Blake Clingan, DT Andrew Fluelen, WR Corey Fuller, CB Chris Greenwood, OT Kevin Haslam, LB Brandon Hepburn, S Tyrell Johnson, OL Darren Keyton, LB Jon Morgan, RB Steven Miller, LB Jon Morgan, S Martavius Neloms, DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, DT Xavier Proctor, DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, OL Jake Scott, S Amari Spievey, LB Chris White, WR Matt Willis.
Biggest name: QB Vince Young. Other names: FB Jonathan Amosa, OT Andrew Datko, S David Fulton, C Garth Gerhart, RB Alex Green, OT Kevin Hughes, WR Charles Johnson, C Patrick Lewis, LB Terrell Manning, CB Loyce Means, DT Jordan Miller, LB Dezman Moses, TE Matthew Mulligan, CB James Nixon, S Chaz Powell, LB Donte Savage, CB Brandon Smith, TE Jake Stoneburner, WR Tyrone Walker, WR Myles White, TE D.J. Williams.
Cuts: TE Colin Anderson, DT Christian Ballard, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan Bishop, OG Travis Bond, WR Stephen Burton, DT Everett Dawkins, S Darris Eubanks, CB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, OT Brandon Keith, DT Anthony McCloud, LB Tyrone McKenzie, OT Kevin Murphy, DT Spencer Nealy, DE D’Aundre Reed, WR Rodney Smith, WR Adam Thielen, RB Collins Ukwu.
Biggest name: LB Brian Banks. Other names: G Theo Goins, DT Neal Huynh, CB Terrence Johnson, S Charles Mitchell, DT Micanor Regis, T Alec Savoie, LB Pat Schiller, K Jeremy Shelley, CB Peyton Thompson, and RB Ronnie Wingo, WR James Rodgers, LB Robert James, WR Darius Johnson, OL Jacques McClendon, FB Patrick DiMarco, WR Martel Moore, OG Phillipkeith Manley, CB Jordan Mabin, DT Adam Replogle. Injured Reserve: QB Sean Renfree and TE Andrew Szczerba.
Cuts: NT Isaako Aaitui, OLB Baraka Atkins, DB Chris Carr, QB Ryan Griffin, WR Saalim Hakim, TE Michael Higgins, S Jim Leonhard, FB Austin Johnson, OLB Rufus Johnson, OT Marcel Jones, CB Korey Lindsey, G Elliott Mealer, TE Keavon Milton, S Jerico Nelson, WR Preston Parker, DE Jay Richardson, WR Courtney Roby, CB Jumal Rolle, ILB Ray Shipman, OG Andrew Tiller, C Jeremiah Warren.
Cuts: S Cody Grimm, DT Gary Gibson, WR Jordan Norwood, OG Roger Allen, S Sean Baker, CB Deveron Carr, OT Jace Daniels, LB Dom DeCicco, LS Andrew DePaola, WR David Douglas, LB Ka’lial Glaud, P Chas Henry, DT Lazarius Levingston, DT Matthew Masifilo, DT Andre Neblett, WR Chris Owusu, OT Mike Remmers, CB Mason Robinson, G/C Cody Wallace.
Biggest name: QB Jimmy Clausen (waived/injured), CB Drayton Florence. Other names:WR Brenton Bersin, OT Patrick Brown, S D.J. Campbell, OL Garrett Chisolm, TE Dominique Curry, CB Drayton Florence, DT Sione Fua, OG Hayworth Hicks, LB Doug Hogue, WR Taulib Ikharo, LB Ben Jacobs, S Robert Lester, OG Tori Mobley, TE Zach Pianalto, RB Tauren Poole, DE Craig Roh, S Anderson Russell, WR James Shaw, DT Casey Walker, LB Jason Williams, WR David Gettis (waived/injured).
Cuts: S Jonathon Amaya, C Adam Bice, WR Dan Buckner, DT David Carter, TE Alex Gottlieb, WR Charles Hawkins, OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb, G Senio Kelemete, LB Zack Nash, LB Colin Parker, TE Richard Quinn, G Chilo Rachal, LB Kenny Rowe, DT Padric Scott, S Curtis Taylor, WR Kerry Taylor, WR Mike Thomas, LB Reggie Walker. Injured reserve: OL Jonathan Cooper.
Biggest Name: WR Austin Collie, WR Kassim Osgood, QB Seneca Wallace, . Other names: OL Carter Bykowski, DB Marcus Cooper, TE MarQueis Gray, WR Chad Hall, WR Lavelle Hawkins, WR Lavelle Hawkins, LB Joe Holland, WR Chuck Jacobs, LS Brian Jennings, LB Travis Johnson, DB Darryl Morris, OL Patrick Omameh, NT Mike Purcell, S Trenton Robinson, FB Jason Schepler, S Michael Thomas, OL Wayne Tribue, OT Kenny Wiggins.
Biggest name: QB Brady Quinn, CB Antoine Winfield, FB Michael Robinson. Other names: WR Phil Bates, DT Michael Brooks, DT Dewayne Cherrington, WR Arceto Clark, TE Darren Fells, DB Winston Guy, WR Chris Harper, TE Cooper Helfet, DT Jaye Howard, G Rishaw Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, TE Sean McGrath, DB Ron Parker, LB Ty Powell, G Ryan Seymour, DE DeShawn Shead, DT Sealver Siliga, G Jared Smith, WR Bryant Walters.
Cuts: WR Emory Blake, DE Mason Brodine, LB Sammy Brown, QB Austin Davis, S Cody Davis, DT Garrett Goebel, S Rashard Hall, OT Sean Hooey, LB Josh Hull, WR Nick Johnson, OL Ryan Lee, TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, DE Andre Martin, OL Ty Nsekhe, TE Zach Potter, FB Eric Stevens, CB Drew Thomas, WR Justin Veltung, DE R.J. Washington, CB Darren Woodard, OT D.J. Young.