It’s cutdown day in the NFL, as teams have until this afternoon to cut the roster down from 75 to 53 players. For our thoughts on who those might be, see Andrew’s post yesterday, including my comments. While the Titans won’t officially announce their cuts until this afternoon, Jim Wyatt is reporting they’ve released RB Alvin Pearman, DT Joe Joseph, and TE Steve Pfahler.
I’ll be updating this post with additional cuts as they’re reported, and we’ll have a breakdown of the 53-man roster at Total Titans after we know what it is.
PAST UPDATES: S Myron Rolle bound for practice squad if he clears waivers. OT Michael Toudouze cut. DE Eric Bakhtiari cut. (12:02 PM CT). QB Chris Simms, CB Tye Hill cut. So much for my Hill roster spot prediction. I really hope that doesn’t come back to bite the team in the butt. (12:09 PM CT). DE Chris Harrington cut. (12:21 PM). WR Paul Williams, OG Nevin McCaskill cut. (12:30 PM). G Nick Howell cut. (12:44 PM). DT David Howard cut. (1:11 PM). OL Kevin Matthews cut, but Jim Wyatt thinks he’s a practice squad candidate. (1:18 PM). RB Samkon Gado cut. I guess that means I’ll be doing a post of Blount’s runs this preseason. (1:33 PM). DE Raheem Brock cut, as was LB Patrick Trahan. (1:46 PM). WR Dominique Edison and RB(FB) Jed Collins cut. (1:52 PM). OL Ryan Durand cut. By my math, the Titans are now down to 53 players. (2:03 PM). Hmm, controversy! My latest update was Jim Wyatt reporting Ryan Durand was the Titans’ final cut, but Terry McCormick’s list of cuts includes not Durand, but TE Sean Ryan. (2:17 PM). Another indication Ryan has been cut. I’m upgrading the possibility the Titans deliberately went down to 52 in preparation of adding somebody off waivers. At least for now, I’m leaving Durand on the current roster and have removed Ryan. (2:24 PM). Wyatt also reporting Ryan is cut, and the Tennessean article has Ryan cut and Durand not. (3:17 PM).
UPDATE (4:37 PM): So, it looks like Sean Ryan is the last cut and Ryan Durand makes it, at least tentatively. I’d also put Stanford Keglar, Jamie Winborn, and Nick Schommer on the “don’t get too moved in yet” list. I won’t update this post again unless there’s another roster move on Saturday.
QB: Kerry Collins, Rusty Smith, Vince Young
RB: LeGarrette Blount, Ahmard Hall, Chris Johnson, Javon Ringer
WR: Kenny Britt, Justin Gage, Lavelle Hawkins, Marc Mariani, Nate Washington, Damian Williams
TE: Jared Cook, Bo Scaife, Craig Stevens
OL: Eugene Amano, Ryan Durand, Leroy Harris, Troy Kropog, Mike Otto, Michael Roos, Jake Scott, David Stewart, Fernando Velasco
DE: Jason Babin, David Ball, Jacob Ford, William Hayes, Derrick Morgan
DT: Tony Brown, Jovan Haye, Jason Jones, Sen’Derrick Marks
LB: Colin Allred, Rennie Curran, Stanford Keglar, Stephen Tulloch, Jamie Winborn, Will Witherspoon
CB: Cortland Finnegan, Jason McCourty, Ryan Mouton, Alterraun Verner
S: Vinny Fuller, Michael Griffin, Chris Hope, Robert Johnson, Donnie Nickey, Nick Schommer
SPECIAL TEAMS: LS Ken Amato, K Rob Bironas, P Brett Kern
EXEMPT: LB Gerald McRath (suspended), LB David Thornton (PUP)