Browns released WR Nate Burleson.
Redskins waived RB Evan Royster.
Royster averaged 5.1 YPC with 25 receptions across three seasons in the Shanahan run game, but the new Redskins regime had no use for him due to special teams limitations. Zone-running teams might like Royster as a potential No. 3 back. At worst, he's a functional and versatile reserve.
Redskins waived RB Chris Thompson.
A pick under the Mike Shanahan regime, Thompson was a dynamic change-of-pace and kick return prospect, but simply couldn't stay healthy. The Redskins are apparently moving forward with UDFA Silas Redd as their No. 3 tailback.
Vikings released DT Fred Evans.
Evans, 30, was made expendable after seventh-rounder Shamar Stephen's strong preseason. He may be brought back as depth following Week 1 when veteran salaries aren't fully guaranteed. Evans has played seven years in Minnesota.
Giants released TE Kellen Davis.
Davis got plenty of first-string reps in the black hole known as the Giants' tight end room, but ends up losing out to Adrien Robinson, Daniel Fells and Larry Donnell.
Bears waived C Taylor Boggs and DB Marcus Trice.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs says Boggs is a "strong possibility" for the practice squad. An undrafted rookie out of North Texas, Trice had five tackles this preseason.
Browns waived G/T Garrett Gilkey.
Gilkey was a seventh-round pick out of Chadron State last year. He'd primarily been playing guard this summer. Gilkey had a solid preseason finale, but it wasn't enough to save his job as a versatile backup. He has good size at 6'6/315.
Panthers waived WR Tavarres King.
King was thought to be the favorite for situational deep threat duties after Tiquan Underwood was released. He had a solid preseason opener, but followed it up with three lackluster efforts. King will likely get another shot on a receiver-needy team thanks to his 4.40 wheels and 6'1/200 size.