The deadline for NFL teams to lower their rosters to 53 players took place on Saturday as the teams prepare for next week’s opening kickoff.
For a number of players, their careers will come to an end, while others will be picked up by other teams and put on their final roster or their practice squad.
Some of the more notable cuts include top name players.
Justin Forsett was the running back for the Baltimore Ravens. He had been expected to return from injury to start for the Ravens where he led the team in rushing in 2014 with 1.266 yards.
Ronnie Hillman led the Denver Broncos in rushing last season but C.J. Anderson was given the starting job and a rookie is now the backup.
Josh Sitton was selected three times to the Pro Bowl at guard for the Green Bay Packers. He started seven years for the team before being cut on Saturday.
Mark Sanchez was competing for the starting quarterback job with the Denver Broncos. He became expendable after the team named Trevor Siemian as the starter and Payton Lynch the backup. Sanchez signed with Dallas shortly after being released by Denver.
Jace Amaro a tight end with the New York Jets was picked two seasons ago in the second round. His rookie season was tough and last year he was out all season due to an injured shoulder.
Keenan Reynolds was a record setting quarterback for Navy but could not remain with Baltimore after making a position switch. He has said that the NFL was his backup and that service was his priority.
Aaron Dobson a wide receiver for the New England Patriots could not find playing time with the Pats since being drafted in 2013. Over the past two seasons, he has had just 16 catches.
Bishop Sankey a running back for Tennessee could not find playing time behind the likes of DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry.
Manny Lawson was an important contributor to the Buffalo Bills defense as linebacker started 14 of the team’s 16 games. He missed training camp due to a pectoral injury.
Jahri Evans a guard for Seattle was signed just last month and expected to give veteran experience to the offensive line of the Seahawks, but the six time Pro Bowl player did not meet team expectations.