Dolphins waived RB Daniel Thomas and RB/KR Marcus Thigpen.
The Fins finally admit their mistake on Thomas, whom ex-GM Jeff Ireland traded up to select in the second round of the 2011 draft. Thomas almost single-handedly held Miami's running game hostage for the past three seasons. The team will now move forward with Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, and UDFA Damien Williams, although we wouldn't rule out the Dolphins putting in a waiver claim on a tailback toward the end of final cuts.
Lions released DE Darryl Tapp.
Tapp was always a poor bet to stick in one of the league's deepest and most talented front fours. The veteran special teamer turns 30 in September, but may have enough juice left to land elsewhere as a fourth end.
Bears waived WR Chris Williams and LB Devekeyan Lattimore.
Williams spent 2013 on the Saints' practice squad after starring for two years in the Canadian Football League. Lattimore is a candidate for the Bears' practice squad.
Patriots waived WR Josh Boyce.
Boyce fell behind Kenbrell Thompkins a year ago and never gained ground. The Patriots will likely try to sneak their 2013 fourth-rounder onto the practice squad, but he's a candidate to get claimed. Boyce ran a 4.38 and posted an explosive 10-foot-11 broad jump at his Combine.
The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports suspended WR Brian Tyms will remain with the Patriots during his four-game ban.
It was a no-brainer move for the Pats. Tyms will not count against New England's roster during his four-game suspension, and was stellar this preseason, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 wide receiver. Tyms will battle for snaps at the bottom of New England's wide receiver depth chart when he returns.
Free agent OLB James Harrison has retired from the NFL after 12 seasons.
Harrison's play really fell off the past couple years, but he was one of the most feared pass rushers of the past decade. A former UDFA out of Kent State, Harrison registered 66 career sacks and 29 forced fumbles. He was the heart and soul of the Steelers defenses of the late 2000s. Harrison, 36, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro. Harrison will likely ink a one-day contract with the Steelers after spending the first 11 years of his career in Pittsburgh before joining Cincinnati in 2013. He'll likely fall short of the Hall of Fame, but should land in the Steelers' Ring of Honor.
Jets released RB Daryl Richardson.
Richardson opened 2013 as the starter in St. Louis, but cannot survive final cuts this time around. Only 24, Richardson should get some looks from running back needy teams. Richardson's release means Bilal Powell has made the roster.
Bucs waived QB Mike Kafka.
The Bucs were never going to keep a third quarterback behind Josh McCown and Mike Glennon. Kafka gave them no reason to by completing just 40.6 percent of his passes this preseason for 155 yards and two touchdowns.