With the start of the NFL regular season just a week away, teams around the league are waving goodbye to the preseason.
And just plain waiving players.
Tuesday marked the cutdown deadline, forcing teams to reduce their rosters from 80 to 75 players. On Saturday, teams will have to trim down to 53 players for the regular season.
While most of the players cut are likely to be have-nots, has-beens, and future CFL'ers and Arena leaguers, there are bound to be some familiar names and former All-Pros left looking for employment on the NFL's cutting room floor.
The Cincinnati Bengals got a lengthy head start when they cut the volatile and oft-injured Antonio Bryant last week, whom they had signed to a four-year, 28 million dollar deal in the offseason.
That's eight million dollars guaranteed to a guy who will never play a single regular season down in Cincy. Ouch.
Who else, aside from Bryant, might be severed by Saturday?