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PFT’s 2021 AFC 53-man roster cuts tracker

Peter King shares his takeaways from his visit to the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp and if Patrick Mahomes can bounce back from a disappointing Super Bowl defeat.

[Editor’s note: We’re keeping track of the moves as AFC teams make them this weekend, as they have to get to their 53-man roster limit by Tuesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. Check back throughout the coming days as we update all the moves.]


Waived running back Kerrith Whyte, wide receiver Brandon Powell, and cornerback Tim Harris. Traded defensive lineman Darryl Johnson to Carolina. Released tight end Jacob Hollister. Waived or released quarterback Jake Fromm, quarterback Davis Webb, long snapper Reid Ferguson, guard Jack Anderson, tight end Nate Becker, defensive tackle Brandin Bryant, offensive lineman Jordan Devey, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, wide receiver Tanner Gentry, linebacker Joe Giles-Harris, cornerback Olaijah Griffin, tackle Bobby Hart, wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins, linebacker Marquel Lee, cornerback Cam Lewis, defensive end Mike Love, cornerback Nick McCloud, tight end Quintin Morris, wide receiver Steven Sims, safety Josh Thomas, cornerback Rachad Wildgoose, and running back Antonio Williams.


Acquired offensive lineman Greg Mancz in a trade with the Ravens and placed linebacker Vince Biegel on injured reserve. Waived safety Nate Holley, receiver Khalil McClain, running back Jordan Scarlett and cornerback Tino Ellis. Released center Matt Skura. Released linebacker Benardrick McKinney. Placed tackle Larnel Coleman on injured reserve. Released linebacker Josh Harvey Clemons, cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc, tackle Adam Pankey, and center Cameron Tom. Waived cornerback Javaris Davis, running back Gerrid Doaks, cornerback Tino Ellis, linebacker Shaquem Griffin, safety Nate Holley, linebacker Kylan Johnson, defensive tackle Benito Jones, running back Patrick Laird, defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter, receiver Kai Locksley, receiver Khalil McClain, receiver Kirk Merritt, linebacker Calvin Munson, tight end Chris Myarick, receiver Malcolm Perry, guard Durbal Queiroz Neto, defensive end Tyshun Render, running back Jordan Scarlett, quarterback Reid Sinnett, defensive end Jason Strowbridge, and fullback Carl Tucker.

New England

Released safety Adrian Colbert. Released quarterback Cam Newton.

New York Jets

Acquired edge rusher Shaq Lawson in a trade with Houston and released safety Bennett Jackson. Waived wide receiver Lawrence Cager, defensive back Lamar Jackson, linebacker Aaron Adeoye, and center Corey Levin. Waived or released running back Josh Adams, defensive lineman Ronnie Blair, tight end Dan Brown, safety Elijah Campbell, linebacker Noah Dawkins, linebacker Camilo Eifler, tight end Ryan Griffin, safety J.T. Hassell, offensive lineman Grant Hermanns, quarterback Josh Johnson, wide receiver D.J. Montgomery, offensive lineman David Moore, quarterback James Morgan, offensive lineman Jimmy Murray, safety Sharrod Neasman, linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips, defensive lineman Hamilcar Rashed, defensive lineman Tanzel Smart, wide receiver Vyncint Smith, defensive lineman Jeremiah Valoaga, offensive lineman Isaiah Williams, and tight end Kenny Yeboah. Placed defensive lineman Kyle Phillips on the PUP list.


Traded offensive lineman Greg Mancz to the Dolphins. Traded cornerback Shaun Wade to the Patriots. Placed running back J.K. Dobbins on injured reserve. Waived or released receivers Devin Gray, receiver Siaosi Mariner, and offensive lineman Michael Schofield. Traded offensive lineman Ben Bredeson to the Giants. Released linebacker Pernell McPhee, safety Anthony Levine, tight end Eric Tomlinson, defensive end Chris Smith and defensive tackle Justin Ellis. Waived quarterback Trace McSorley, fullback Ben Mason, unning back Nate McCrary; wide receivers Deon Cain, Jaylon Moore, and Binjimen Victor; tight end Tony Poljan; offensive linemen Adrian Ealy and Foster Sarell; linebacker Otoro Alaka, defensive linemen Jovan Swann and Aaron Crawford; defensive back Nigel Warrior; and kicker Jake Verity. Placed tackle Ja’Wuan James on the non-football injury list.


Traded center Billy Price to the Giants for defensive tackle B.J. Hill. Waived guard Michael Jordan. Announced they placed edge rusher Joseph Ossai on injured reserve and edge rusher Wyatt Hubert and offensive tackle Hakeem Adeniji on the reserve/non-football injury list; released defensive lineman Mike Daniels, tight end Mason Schreck, defensive end Noah Spence and receiver Trent Taylor; and waived linebacker Joe Bachie, defensive end Amani Bledsoe, cornerback Tony Brown, punter Drue Chrisman, safety Trayvon Henderson, linebacker Keandre Jones, defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, tight end Thaddeus Moss, halfback Jacques Patrick, cornerback Antonio Phillips, cornerback Winston Rose, kicker Austin Seibert, quarterback Kyle Shurmur, offensive guard Keaton Sutherland, offensive tackle Gunnar Vogel, receiver Scotty Washington, halfback Pooka Williams Jr., halfback Trayveon Williams, offensive lineman Michael Jordan and defensive tackle Renell Wren.


Released cornerback Brian Allen, defensive tackle Sheldon Day, linebacker Elijah Lee, and wide receiver JoJo Natson; waived safety Elijah Benton, wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley, tight end Jordan Franks, guard Colby Gossett, defensive end Porter Gustin, linebacker Willie Harvey, wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, defensive end Joe Jackson, running back John Kelly, quarterback Kyle Lauletta, defensive end Cameron Malveaux, tight end Kyle Markway, safety Jovante Moffatt, center Javon Patterson, safety Sheldrick Redwine, cornerback Emmanuel Rugamba, linebacker Tegray Scales, fullback Johnny Stanton, defensive end Curtis Weaver, and defensive tackle Marvin Wilson; placed wide receiver Davion Davis on the suspended list; and placed guard Drew Forbes and tackle Greg Senat on injured reserve.


Waived or released tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Tony Brooks-James, cornerback Shakur Brown, defensive tackle T.J. Carter, wide receiver Anthony Johnson, cornerback Lafayette Pitts, offensive guard Malcolm Pridgeon, wide receiver Mathew Sexton and safety Lamont Wade. Released punter Jordan Berry and long snapper Kameron Canaday. Placed quarterback Josh Dobbs on injured reserve. Released running backs Trey Edmunds and Jaylen Samuels, receivers Rico Bussey and Cody White, offensive linemen Rashaad Coward, B.J. Finney, Chaz Green, and John Leglue, tight end Kevin Rader, linebacker Cassius Marsh, Quincy Roche, and Jamar Watson, defensive backs Mark Gilbert, Arthur Maulet, and Donovan Stiner.


Traded edge rusher Shaq Lawson to the Jets. Waived linebacker Tae Davis and cornerback Cornell Armstrong. Announced they released tight end Antony Auclair, defensive back Rasul Douglas, quarterback Jeff Driskel, receiver Alex Erickson, offensive lineman Danny Isidora, defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson, receiver Chris Moore, linebacker Hardy Nickerson, defensive lineman Derek Rivers, linebacker Joe Thomas and offensive lineman Cole Toner; waived defensive back Shyheim Carter, receiver Keke Coutee, offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt, offensive lineman Carson Green, defensive back Ka’dar Hollman, running back Buddy Howell, tight end Ryan Izzo, offensive lineman Ryan McCollum, defensive back Jonathan Owens, fullback Paul Quessenberry, offensive lineman Jordan Steckler and receiver Jordan Veasy; released offensive lineman Lane Taylor with a failed physical; activated offensive lineman Marcus Cannon from the physically unable to perform list; and placed defensive back Bradley Roby on the reserve/suspended list.


Released safety Sean Davis. Placed quarterback Carson Wentz, center Ryan Kelly, and wide receiver Zach Pascal on the COVID-19 reserve list. Released quarterback Brett Hundley, tackle Will Holden, offensive lineman Joey Hunt, and safety Ibraheim Campbell. Placed defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo on non-football injury list. Waived safety Shawn Davis; running backs Benny LeMay and Deon Jackson; wide receivers DeMichael Harris, Tarik Black and Tyler Vaughns; tight ends Farrod Green, Kahale Warring, Jordan Thomas, and Andrew Vollert; offensive linemen Carter O’Donnell and Jake Eldrenkamp; defensive linemen Andrew Brown and Kameron Cline; linebackers Isaiah Kaufusi, Curtis Bolton and LB Malik Jefferson; and cornerbacks Holton Hill and Anthony Chesley.


Traded quarterback Gardner Mishew to the Eagles for a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick. Traded cornerback Sidney Jones to the Seahawks. Announced they placed safety Josh Jones on injured reserve, and linebacker Dylan Moses on the reserve/non-football injury list; released receiver Pharoh Cooper, receiver Phillip Dorsett II, offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, receiver Devin Smith, receiver Laquon Treadwell and safety Jarrod Wilson; waived cornerback Lorenzo Burns, receiver Jalen Camp, defensive tackle Doug Costin, receiver Jeff Cotton Jr., running back Nathan Cottrell, tight end Tyler Davis, tight end Ben Ellefson, receiver Josh Hammond, receiver Collin Johnson, receiver Tevin Jones, quarterback Jake Luton, offensive lineman KC McDermott, running back Devine Ozigbo, offensive lineman Austen Pleasants, defensive back Brandon Rusnak, offensive lineman Badara Traore, offensive lineman Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms and linebacker Quincy Williams.


Released linebacker John Simon and safety Clayton Geathers; waived defensive lineman Freedom Akinmoladun, defensive back Nate Brooks, and linebacker Cassh Maluia; placed running back Brian Hill on injured reserve; and placed center Ben Jones on COVID-19 reserve list. Placed guard Nate Davis on the COVID-19 reserve list and waived offensive lineman Chandon Herring. Waived wide receivers Dez Fitzpatrick, Mason Kinsey and Fred Brown; tight ends Jared Pinkney and Miller Forristall, running back Javian Hawkins and Tory Carter; defensive linemen Naquan Jones and Woodrow Hamilton; offensive linemen Cole Banwart, Jordan Roos, Derwin Gray and Christian DiLauro; linebackers Jan Johnson and Wyatt Ray; and defensive backs Jamal Carter and Briean Boddy-Calhoun


Waived quarterback Brett Rypien, receiver Kendall Hinton, inside linebacker Curtis Robinson, offensive tackle Drew Himmelman, fullback Adam Prentice, tight end Austin Fort, tight end Shaun Beyer, offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann, cornerback Saivion Smith and defensive lineman Isaiah Mack. Traded wide receiver Trinity Benson to Detroit. Acquired linebacker Jonas Griffith in a trade with San Francisco. Released were tackle Cam Fleming, cornerback Nate Hairston, and DL Shamar Stephen. The team waived tackle Quinn Bailey, receiver Tyrie Cleveland, running back Damarea Crockett, safety Trey Marshall, cornerback Mac McCain III, cornerback Parnell Motley, receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, running back Stevie Scott III, defensive end Marquiss Spencer, linebacker Derrek Tuszka, linebacker Barrington Wade, and receiver Seth Williams. Placed cornerbacks Essang Bassey and Duke Dawson Jr. on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Kansas City

Waived running back Derrick Gore, offensive lineman Wyatt Miller, receiver Maurice Ffrench, safety Devon Key, defensive lineman Austin Edwards, linebacker Omari Cobb, defensive end Demone Harris, receiver Darrius Shepherd, receiver Dalton Schoen and safety Zayne Anderson. Released wide receivers Gehrig Dieter and Marcus Kemp; waived defensive end Dicaprio Bootle, quarterback Shane Buechele, defensive back Marlon Character, defensive tackle Tyler Clark, defensive back Rodney Clemons, defensive back BoPete Keyes, wide receiver Cornell Powell, linebacker Emmanuel Smith, running back Darwin Thompson, tackle Prince Tega Wanogho, defensive end Tim Ward, and center Darryl Williams; placed offensive lineman Kyle Long on PUP list; placed defensive end Malik Herring on NFI list.

Las Vegas

Released receiver John Brown. Released safety Karl Joseph, tight end Derek Carrier, offensive lineman Patrick Omameh, and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Waived wide receiver Keelan Doss, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, center Jimmy Morrissey, linebacker Asmar Bilal, tight end Alex Ellis, tight end Matt Bushman, guard Lester Cotton, defensive tackle Matt Dickerson, running back B.J. Emmons, defensive end Gerri Green, running back Garrett Groshek, tackle Devery Hamilton, offensive lineman Jaryd Jones-Smith, safety Dallin Leavitt, offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi, running back Trey Ragas, linebacker Max Richardson, defensive tackle Niles Scott, wide receiver Dillon Stoner, wide receiver DJ Turner, and defensive end Kendal Vickers. Placed cornerback Nevin Lawson on the suspended list.

Los Angeles Chargers

Waived linebacker Davin Bellamy, linebacker Nate Evans, tackle Darius Harper, wide receiver John Hurst, linebacker Jessie Lemonier, cornerback KJ Sails, tight end Matt Sokol, cornerback Donte Vaughn, defensive lineman Willie Yarbary, long snapper Cole Mazza, and offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis.