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When are the first cuts made?

kennyd : 8/10/2017 6:54 pm
I know we need to get to 53 Sept 2nd (I think that's the date)but when are the first two rounds of cuts. Thx
Different this year...  
Mcphedge : 8/10/2017 7:05 pm : link
Just one round of cuts one week prior to start of the regular season
I just read  
kennyd : 8/10/2017 7:05 pm : link
that for the first time this year they are going from 90 to 53 in one day? That seems nuts.
Thanks Mcphedge  
kennyd : 8/10/2017 7:06 pm : link
I was typing when you posted. That seems crazy to me
Keeps the starters  
K-Gun? Pop-Gun : 8/10/2017 7:16 pm : link
Out of the 4th preseason game.

It's hard to argue that they need all four now.
Seems  
larryinnewhaven : 8/10/2017 7:16 pm : link
like a lot of players coming free at once less than a week before the season I wonder if clubs have a veteran guy they know won't make it they will let him go earlier.
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BleedBlue : 8/10/2017 7:19 pm : link
yes, its one cut down day this year. They are going to eliminate a preseason game as well i bet. next year down to 3....maybe 2 year after....
Although they have one cut-down day  
Beer Man : 8/10/2017 7:46 pm : link
I wouldn't be surprised to see teams starting to cut dead weight after the 2nd PS game
RE: Although they have one cut-down day  
81_Great_Dane : 8/10/2017 8:27 pm : link
In comment 13555421 Beer Man said:
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I wouldn't be surprised to see teams starting to cut dead weight after the 2nd PS game
What would be the advantage of reducing the roster early? You want to control as many players as possible as long as possible. If guys are hurt or just terrible in camp, you might get rid of them, but you'd want to bring in someone else rather than leave the roster spot open.

It can't be a money thing. The cost of camp fodder is negligible for an NFL team.
RE: Seems  
81_Great_Dane : 8/10/2017 8:30 pm : link
In comment 13555405 larryinnewhaven said:
Quote:
like a lot of players coming free at once less than a week before the season I wonder if clubs have a veteran guy they know won't make it they will let him go earlier.
That would be advantageous for the player. But it would only be advantageous for the team if there's a guy they want to sign.

I'm expecting to see a lot of fringe players moving around in about 10 days between last preseason game and second regular season game. Vets on roster for Week 1 have contracts guaranteed for the season, so teams like to sign fringe vets after week 1.
I agree with this above  
kennyd : 8/10/2017 8:32 pm : link
Not sure what the advantage would be to cutting guys early if you don't have to, I'm not sure I agree with the new policy because teams will have to go through that many more guys that have been cut to see if they want to pick anyone up AND the guys that have been cut will have that much less of a chance to hook on with another team (and potentially learn another teams playbook). Obviously not a huge deal but what was wrong with the ways things were?
Amazing to me how many loyal "fans" don't pay attention  
Ivan15 : 8/10/2017 8:39 pm : link
to what is discussed every day on this site.

This is going to be like the evening following the draft.

Wild, wild!
Huh?  
kennyd : 8/10/2017 9:41 pm : link
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Important dates  
Jerry K : 8/10/2017 10:50 pm : link
See the section of BBI titled "Info/Links."
September second - ( New Window )
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