NFL Preseason 2010: Top Roster Cuts Expected This Weekend
Tonight is the final preseason game for all the teams in the NFL. For most players this game is just a final tune up for the regular season, but for those fighting for a spot, this game could mean whether or not they will have a job.
Roster cuts are expected this weekend and there are some big names that could be on the chopping block.
Here are five of the top named players that might be cut sometime this weekend.
Kris Brown—Houston Texans
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Injuries have plagued Brown's chances to make the Texans roster. He has been in a boot the last week and although coach Gary Kubiack says that he can play through the injury it looks like Neil Rackers will be the kicker.
Looks like there is nothing that Brown can do tonight even if he plays to chance the minds of the higher ups in the Texans organization. He will be a free agent come this weekend.
LenDale White—Denver Broncos
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LenDale White would definitely be cut this weekend, due to poor performance and injuries, but since he will be suspended for the first four games it seems like the Broncos will hold on to him till Week 5 and make a decision.
Holding on to White until then will gives them some depth at running back, in case there are injuries. If there are no injuries, you will not see LenDale White in any regular season games for the Broncos.
Willie Parker—Washington Redskins
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Willie Parker will start tonight for the Redskins in their last preseason game, but that doesn't mean he is a lock to make the team.
With Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson a head of him on the depth chart, the need for a third veteran back isn't necessary.
The Skins will give Parker one last look tonight and if he doesn't produce, don't be surprised to see him cut and Ryan Torain become third on the depth chart.
Javon Walker—Minnesota Vikings
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With the addition recently of Greg Camarillo, Jevon Walker becomes far from a lock to make this Minnesota Vikings team.
He had a so-so try out for the Vikings and brings a lot of baggage with him to Minnesota. The lose of Sidney Rice might be the only saving grace for Walker.
Walker must have a good game Thursday night, to assure himself a spot on the team because right now he looks like he will be looking for work after this weekend.
Michael Clayton—Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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After a great rookie season in 2004, Clayton has been just awful. The 2004 first round pick of the Buccaneers has been a disappointment to say the least to this point in his career and so far this preseason.
Clayton didn't even get one snap in the Bucs third preseason game and even though he should get some action tonight, only a miracle will save him from the chopping block.
There is no doubt in anyones mind that Clayton will be looking for a new home in the near future.