Between Thursday’s final preseason games and Saturday’s deadline to cut rosters down to 53 players from 75, hundreds of NFL players lost their jobs.
While some of those players may simply not be good enough to make an NFL regular-season roster, and others have reached a likely end to their careers, many of them still have the potential to contribute in another situation with another team.
While many consider Saturday’s cutdown deadline to be the “final” cutdown to NFL regular-season rosters, that is not quite true. NFL teams will continue to make roster moves throughout the upcoming week, as they will evaluate players dropped by other teams and determine which players, if any, could make their 53-man rosters better.
The following nine players may not necessarily be the nine most sought-after casualties of the mass release that took place between Friday and Saturday, and some of them may not find any NFL job this season. They are among the most well-known players to be released, however, and should at least generate interest for what they've done on an NFL field or shown the potential to do.
Which NFL teams have the most reason to be interested in each of these nine players? Potential destinations for each of these players have been considered based upon the roster needs of specific NFL teams, as well as how well each player fits the team's needs.