NFL news: Around the league in 32 plays

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Plenty of NFL news this week.  It’s a wild week for NFL transactions as every team begins the mandatory trimming of their rosters.  Because of the 75-man cuts, I’m not going to go through each team’s transactions.  Instead, I’ll post a link for the entire NFL that will show which cuts were made.  Of course, I’ll make exceptions for any of the big names or surprises.

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So let’s get to it, Addicts…

NFL roster cuts

Atlanta Falcons:  The Falcons are apparently still interested in bringing in veteran offensive tackle Jake Long.  Long visited with the Falcons and other teams earlier in the offseason, but found no match.  The fact the Falcons are coming back to this does not speak well for their offensive line.  The Falcons did get some good news, signing star wide receiver Julio Jones to a huge deal that will keep him in Atlanta.

The Ravens secondary suffered a big loss with Matt Elam being out. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens:  The Ravens are thin at safety as Matt Elam has been placed on Injured Reserve with a torn bicep.  The secondary for the Ravens is a bit of a question mark for them at this point.  The Ravens also took a hit at tight end as Dennis Pitta will start the season on the PUP list.

  • Chiefs’ take: The Chiefs could potentially put Tyvon Branch on the trade block, and Baltimore could be a good team to try and snag some talent from.

Buffalo Bills:  The Bills released veteran running back Fred Jackson.  Jackson has been a reliable back for many years.  However, age has become a question for him, so it isn’t really surprising that the team was ready to move on.  The Bills did make one surprising move, though, by naming Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback.  Taylor beat out former first round pick EJ Manuel and veteran Matt Cassel.

Carolina Panthers:  The Panthers have traded a conditional late round pick to the Seahawks for second year wide receiver Kevin Norwood.  The Panthers lost their top receiver, Kelvin Benjamin, earlier this preseason so the move makes a lot of sense to help boost their wide receiver corps.  The Panthers helped provide future stability at quarterback by signing Derek Anderson to a two-year extension.

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