NFL Preseason 2010: Top Roster Cuts Expected This Weekend

Chris MatcovichCorrespondent ISeptember 2, 2010

NFL Preseason 2010: Top Roster Cuts Expected This Weekend

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    DENVER - AUGUST 29:  A general view of the stadium prior to sunset as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 34-17
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    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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    GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 14:  Kicker Kris Brown #3 of the Houston Texans attempts a field goal against the Arizona Cardinals during preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Te
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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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    DENVER - AUGUST 29:  Running back LenDale White #26 of the Denver Broncos rushes the ball and attempts to elude cornerback Keenan Lewis #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver,
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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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    ASHBURN, VA - JULY 30:  Running back Willie Parker #39 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball during drills on the second day of training camp July 30, 2010 in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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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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    MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 28:  Javon Walker #86 of the Minnesota Viking cerlebrates scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason NFL game at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on August 28, 2010  in Minneapolis, Mi
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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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    TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 22:  Receiver Michael Clayton #80 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/G
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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.