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PFT’s 2021 NFC 53-man roster cuts tracker

Peter King likes the Buccaneers' chances to go back-to-back as Tom Brady returns with an even stronger squad than their Super Bowl winning roster.

[Editor’s note: We’re keeping track of the moves as NFC 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.]


Released quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Waived quarterback Ben DiNucci. Announced they released long snapper Jake McQuaide, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, safety Darian Thompson, cornerback Deante Burton, offensive tackle Eric Smith, tight end Jeremy Sprinkle and defensive tackle Justin Hamilton; waived receiver Johnnie Dixon, quarterback Ben DiNucci, receiver Osirus Mitchell, receiver Reggie Davis, receiver Aaron Parker, safety Steven Parker, running back Brenden Knox, running back JaQuan Hardy, safety Tyler Coyle, fullback Nick Ralston, tight end Nick Eubanks, tight end Artayvious Lynn, defensive end Austin Faoliu, offensive tackle Isaac Alarcon, center Braylon Jones, receiver Brandon Smith and defensive end Ron’Dell Carter; placed defensive tackle Trysten Hill on the reserve/physically unable to perform list; placed receiver T.J. Vasher on the reserve/non-football injury list; placed receiver Noah Brown on the COVID-19 reserve list; and activated defensive end Chauncey Golston from the active/physically unable to perform list.

New York Giants

Linebacker Ryan Anderson was suspended for six games. Traded defensive tackle B.J. Hill to Cincinnati for center Billy Price. Acquired offensive lineman Ben Bredeson in trade with Baltimore. Released running back Corey Clement, edge rusher Ifeadi Odenigbo, offensive linemen Chad Slade, Jonotthan Harrison and Kenny Wiggins; linebacker Ryan Anderson; defensive lineman Willie Henry and long snapper Casey Kreiter. Waived quarterback Brian Lewerke; wide receivers David Sills, Damion Willis and Matt Cole; tight ends Nakia Griffin-Stewart and Jake Hausmann; running back Sandro Platzgummer; offensive linemen Jackson Barton, Jake Burton and Brett Heggie; defensive linemen David Moa, Willie Henry and Elijah Qualls; linebackers Devante Downs and Niko Lalas; and defensive backs Madre Harper, Chris Johnson and Jordyn Peters. Placed offensive lineman Ted Larsen and wide receivers Alex Bachman and Austin Mack on injured reserve. Placed cornerback Aaron Robinson on PUP list.


Traded a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick to the Jaguars for quarterback Gardner Minshew and waived quarterback Nick Mullens. Waived running back Elijah Holyfield, tight end Cary Angeline, defensive end JaQuan Bailey, wide receiver Marken Michel, and linebacker Rashad Smith. Traded offensive lineman Matt Pryor to Indianapolis. Released running back Jordan Howard, tight end Richard Rodgers, safety Andrew Adams, tackle Le’Raven Clark, defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, and cornerback Kevon Seymour; placed safety Blake Countess on injured reserve; placed defensive tackle T.Y. McGill on COVID-19 reserve list; waived wide receiver Travis Fulgham, safety Grayland Arnold, offensive lineman Kayode Awosika, wide receiver John Hightower, running back Jason Huntley, cornerback Michael Jacquet, cornerback Craig James, defensive end Matt Leo, guard Sua Opeta, wide receiver Andre Patton, offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher, safety Elijah Riley, linebacker JaCoby Stevens, and defensive tackle Raequan Williams.


Released running back Peyton Barber. Waived receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden. Waived or released quarterback Steven Montez, guard Beau Benzschawel, defensive end William Bradley-King, wide receiver Tony Brown, center Keith Ismael, cornerback Danny Johnson, linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk, defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence, safety Cole Luke, guard Wes Martin, linebacker David Mayo, cornerback Jimmy Moreland, linebacker Jared Norris, safety Jeremy Reaves, defensive end Bunmi Rotimi, tackle David Sharpe, tackle David Steinmetz, cornerback Linden Stephens, center Jon Toth, linebacker Joe Walker, running back Jonathan Williams, tight end Caleb Wilson, defensive tackle Daniel Wise, defensive tackle Gabe Wright, and wide receiver Isaiah Wright.


Released wide receiver Riley Ridley. Released cornerback Desmond Trufant. Placed running back Tarik Cohen on the PUP list. Waived or released cornerback Thomas Graham and wide receiver Dazz Newsome, defensive tackle Daniel Archibong, wide receiver Isaiah Coulter, guard Dieter Eiselen, guard Arlington Hambright, tight end Scooter Harrington, kicker Brian Johnson, wide receiver Jon’Vea Johnson, linebacker Sam Kamara, wide receiver Chris Lacy, defensive tackle Lacale London, running back Ryan Nall, running back Artavis Pierce, defensive back Tre Roberson, defensive back Dionte Ruffin, linebacker Charles Snowden, defensive back Teez Tabor, linebacker James Vaughters, tackle Tyrone Wheatley, cornerback Artie Burns, defensive back Marqui Christian, defensive tackle Mike Pennell, and center Adam Redmond.


Released wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Waived safety Alijah Holder. Waived cornerback Mike Ford, offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby, wide receiver Victor Bolden, wide receiver Damion Ratley, defensive tackle Miles Brown, offensive lineman Evan Heim, and offensive lineman Dan Skipper. Acquired wide receiver Trinity Benson in a trade with Denver. Released kicker Randy Bullock, kicker Zane Gonzalez, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, receiver Geronimo Allison, and cornerback Corn Elder. Waived linebacker Tavante Beckett, linebacker Rashod Berry, safety Jalen Elliott, defensive tackle Bruce Hector, guard Tommy Kraemer, tight end Alize Mack, receiver Javon McKinley, running back Dedrick Mills, offensive tackle Darrin Paulo, running back Craig Reynolds, receiver Sage Surratt, linebacker Jahlani Tavai, and tight end Brock Wright. Placed defensive end Jason Cornell on injured reserve.

Green Bay

Placed tackle David Bakhtiari on the PUP list. Announced they cut punter JK Scott, receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson, receiver Reggie Begelton, quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Ben Braden, offensive lineman Jacob Capra, offensive lineman Coy Cronk, cornerback Stephen Denmark, cornerback Kabion Ento, cornerback Rojesterman Farris, safety Innis Gaines, linebacker Tipa Galeai, linebacker De’Jon Harris, receiver Damon Hazelton, tight end Bronson Kaufusi, defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, kicker JJ Molson, defensive lineman Willington Previlon, linebacker Delontae Scott, running back Patrick Taylor, safety Christian Uphoff, offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen, linebacker Ray Wilborn, running back Dexter Williams and receiver Juwann Winfree; placed offensive tackle David Bakhtiari on reserve/physically unable to perform; and placed tight end Jace Sternberger on reserve/suspended.


Waived running back Ito Smith, defensive tackle Zeandae Johnson and center Cohl Cabral. Announced they released pass rusher Everson Griffen, running back Ameer Abdullah, long snapper Andrew DePaola, offensive guard Dakota Dozier and cornerback Tye Smith; waived offensive tackle Zack Bailey, fullback Jake Bargas, linebacker Tuf Borland, quarterback Jake Browning, tight end Zach Davidson, safety Myles Dorn, offensive guard Kyle Hinton, defensive end Hercules Mata’afa, receiver Myron Mitchell, cornerback Parry Nickerson, receiver Whop Philyor, running back A.J. Rose, Jr., defensive end Kenny Willekes and tight end Shane Zylstra; and waived/injured receiver Chad Beebe, safety Luther Kirk, offensive guard Dru Samia and quarterback Nate Stanley.


Released defensive lineman Eli Ankou, wide receiver Trevor Davis, and running back D’Onta Foreman; waived cornerback Delrick Abrams, offensive lineman Willie Beavers, defensive lineman Zac Dawe, linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, wide receiver Juwan Green, running back Caleb Huntley, safety Dwayne Johnson, linebacker Kobe Jones, offensive lineman Sam Jones, punter Dom Maggio, offensive lineman Ryan Neuzil, wide receiver Antonio Nunn, safety JR Pace, tight end John Raine, wide receiver Chris Rowland, offensive lineman Joe Sculthorpe, linebacker Tuzar Skipper, defensive lineman Chris Slayton, offensive lineman Kion Smith, linebacker Erroll Thompson, tight end David Wells, and cornerback Chris Williamson; placed offensive lineman Matt Gono on the PUP list; and placed tight end Parker Hesse on the COVID-19 reserve list.


Waived kicker Joey Slye. Waived tackle Martez Ivey, receiver Ishmael Hyman, linebacker Paddy Fisher, and linebacker Jonathan Celestin; waived/injured running back Darius Clark; and released safety Doug Middleton. Acquired defensive end Darryl Johnson in trade with Buffalo. Waived quarterback Will Grier, wide receiver Omar Bayless, running back Spencer Brown, defensive lineman Frank Herron, offensive lineman Mike Horton, cornerback Jalen Julius, wide receiver Keith Kirkwood, linebacker Christian Miller, offensive lineman Aaron Monteiro, wide receiver C.J. Saunders, tight end Stephen Sullivan, and offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg; and released linebacker Josh Bynes. Released cornerback Rashaan Melvin; waived safety Kenny Robinson and running back Reggie Bonnafon; and placed rookie long snapper Thomas Fletcher on injured reserve. Waived running back Rodney Smith.

New Orleans

Released running back Devonta Freeman. Released quarterback Trevor Siemian but plan to re-sign him. Announced they released fullback Alex Armah, offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch, running back Devonta Freeman, receiver Chris Hogan, defensive back Natrell Jamerson, offensive tackle Jordan Mills, cornerback KeiVarae Russell, quarterback Trevor Siemian, defensive tackle Damion Square, offensive guard J.R. Sweezy and receiver Kevin White; waived receiver Kawaan Baker, defensive lineman Josiah Bronson, defensive back Eric Burrell, cornerback Grant Haley, defensive tackle Albert Huggins, offensive lineman Derrick Kelly, defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh, linebacker Wynton McManis, cornerback Bryan Mills, center Christian Montano, linebacker Shaq Smith, defensive back Deuce Wallace, receiver Easop Winston and tight end Ethan Wolf; placed defensive tackle David Onyemata on the reserve/suspended list; and placed receiver Michael Thomas on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Tampa Bay

Released cornerback Antonio Hamilton. Announced they waived cornerback Chris Wilcox, offensive tackle Jake Benzinger, receiver Cyril Grayson, safety Javon Hagan, outside linebacker Ladarius Hamilton, offensive guard Jonathan Hubbard, tight end Tanner Hudson, receiver Travis Jonsen, cornerback Herb Miller, tight end Codey McElroy, outside linebacker Elijah Ponder, defensive lineman Benning Potoa’e, defensive lineman Kobe Smith and offensive lineman Brandon Walton; released tight end Jerell Adams, quarterback Ryan Griffin, cornerback Antonio Hamilton, linebacker Joe Jones, defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter, receiver Jaydon Mickens and running back C.J. Prosise; waived/injured offensive tackle Brad Seaton; and placed receiver Justin Watson on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.


Waived receiver KeeSean Johnson, offensive lineman Shaq Calhoun, running back Tavien Feaster, center Michal Menet, defensive lineman Cam Murray, cornerback Picasso Nelson, receiver A.J. Richardson, linebacker Evan Weaver, punter Ryan Winslow, and linebacker Bryson Young. Placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on injured reserve. Placed Malcolm Butler on the reserve/retired list. Waived or released receiver Andre Baccellia, safety Chris Banjo, receiver Greg Dortch, linebacker Kylie Fitts, offensive lineman Sean Harlow, defensive lineman Margus Hunt, offensive lineman Koda Martin, defensive lineman Josh Mauro, tight end Bernhard Seikovits, tight end Ross Travis, linebacker Reggie Walker, cornerback Jace Whittaker, safety James Wiggins, safety Shawn Williams, and cornerback Daryl Worley. Waived/injured offensive lineman Marcus Henry.

Los Angeles Rams

Waived defensive back Troy Warner, defensive back Brontae Harris, wide receiver Jeremiah Haydel, guard Jeremiah Kolone, guard Jordan Meredith, and defensive back Donovan Olumba. Traded punter Corey Bojorquez to the Packers. Waived receiver Landen Akers, running back Otis Anderson, defensive tackle Eric Banks, tight end Kendall Blanton, offensive tackle Chandler Brewer, defensive lineman Earnest Brown, defensive tackle Marquise Copeland, defensive end John Daka, defensive back Dont’e Deayon, defensive back Jake Gervase, defensive back Tyler Hall, receiver Trishton Jackson, linebacker Micah Kiser, receiver J.J. Koski, linebacker Justin Lawler, defensive back Kareem Orr, linebacker Christian Rozeboom, and offensive tackle Max Pircher. Waived/injured running back Xavier Jones.

San Francisco

Waived/injured wide receiver Richie James, signed wide receiver River Cracraft. Traded linebacker Jonas Griffith to Denver. Released safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, receiver Travis Benjamin, offensive lineman Jake Brendel, running back Wayne Gallman, cornerback Dontae Johnson, offensive lineman Senio Kelemete, tight end Jordan Matthews, tight end MyCole Pruitt, quarterback Nate Sudfeld, and defensive lineman Eddie Yarbrough. Waived defensive lineman Alex Barrett, receiver River Cracraft, defensive lineman Darrion Daniels, offensive lineman Alfredo Gutierrez, safety Jared Mayden, offensive lineman Colton McKivitz, cornerback Alexander Myres, offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley, linebacker Elijah Sullivan, and receiver Nsimba Webster. Placed defensive back Tarvarius Moore and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on the PUP list. Placed offensive tackle Shon Coleman on injured reserve. Placed defensive lineman Jordan Willis on the reserve/suspended list.


Released defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, safety Damarious Randall, and guard Justin Simmons. Waived defensive tackle Myles Adams, tight end Ian Bunting, tackle Tommy Champion, safety Aashari Crosswell, linebacker Aaron Donkor, guard Greg Eiland, wide receiver Aaron Fuller, wide receiver Penny Hart, cornerback Gavin Heslop, defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, guard Jared Hocker, wide receiver Cade Johnson, running back Josh Johnson, guard Pier-Olivier Lestage, center Brad Lundblade, tight end Tyler Mabry, safety Joshua Moon, cornerback John Reid, linebacker Jon Rhattigan, wide receiver Darece Roberson Jr., cornerback Will Sunderland, tight end Cam Sutton, wide receiver Cody Thompson, wide receiver Travis Toivonen, wide receiver Connor Wedington, and linebacker Lakiem Williams.