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NFL roster-cut tracker: Which players released?


USA TODAY Sports
1:36 p.m. EDT September 2, 2016

Saturday at 4 p.m. ET marks the NFL’s deadline for teams to cut their rosters down to 53 players.

For many players, the day likely serves as the end of their playing careers. But others will be scooped up in the ensuing days or rejoin their teams on the practice squad.

Here is a team-by-team look at the players who were sent packing, with any notable releases included in the top section.

RB Bishop Sankey, Titans: Sankey was a second-round pick just two years ago, but he was buried behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry on Tennessee’s depth chart. He rushed for just 762 yards in two seasons.

WR Justin Hunter, Titans: The former second-round pick never truly caught on in Tennessee. He never had more than 28 receptions or 498 yards in a season.

LB Manny Lawson, Bills: Lawson was a key contributor on the Bills’ front seven, starting 14 games a year ago. He sat out training camp with a pectoral injury and was facing a possible one-game suspension, according…

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