Bucs released DT Da'Quan Bowers.
The former second-round pick was re-signed by the Bucs back in July after drawing very little interest as a free agent. He was a colossal disappointment as a 4-3 pass-rushing end, but appeared to find a home as a rotational defensive tackle.
Giants released P Steve Weatherford.
This is assuredly a cost-saving move by the G-Men, who will save $2.2 million against the cap. Weatherford had two years left on a five-year, $12.75 million deal. Weatherford was near the bottom of the league with his 38.6 net average last season. The Giants don't have another punter on the roster.
49ers released DT Darnell Dockett.
This is our first shocking cut of the weekend. Dockett was signed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract that included $2 million guaranteed in April. He was supposed to help replace retired DE Justin Smith. Dockett had been operating as a sub-package pass rusher in camp and preseason, but apparently wasn't showing much coming off his 2014 torn ACL. Dockett turned 34 earlier this year.
According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, it "remains unclear" whether rookie Tevin Coleman will push for Atlanta's starting tailback job.
Atlanta averaged 1.9 yards per carry as a team entering Thursday's preseason finale. Coleman averaged 7.0 YPC alone Thursday, busting gains of 15 and 26 yards. Considering how much time Devonta Freeman (hamstring) has missed, it would be surprising if Coleman wasn't involved in the Week 1 backfield. This will be a difficult running back situation to trust early in the year.
Bucs released LB Larry Dean.
Dean was signed as a free agent in April after appearing in 61 games for the Vikings the previous four seasons. He was expected to help out on special teams.
Bills waived WR Andre Davis.
Davis was signed as a priority UDFA out of South Florida and recently drew praise from coach Rex Ryan as a player who stood out at camp. He caught nine passes for 68 yards this preseason and is likely headed to the practice squad.
Dolphins waived DT Anthony Johnson, OG Michael Liedtke, and OT Donald Hawkins.
Johnson is the most notable name. The second-year UDFA out of LSU made the Dolphins and played 84 snaps last season, but was the odd man out this year following the additions of Ndamukong Suh and C.J. Mosley.
Bucs waived OLB Khaseem Greene.
Even Greene's 98-yard pick-six in the preseason finale wasn't enough to save his job. The former fourth-round pick of the Bears could get claimed off waivers.