"There is remorse with everyone we have to let go. You have guys who are working extremely hard, working out here 4-5 hours a day and a lot of them have had the dream of being in the NFL for a very long time. But, some of them, you just have to let go.
In this difficult business, players have to be cut and the deciding factor can be many different reasons, but with Jarious Jackson, it was merely lack of consistency.
"Both Jarious (Jackson) and Danny (Kanell) worked really hard," Shanahan said. "But when I evaluated everything, Danny looked more consistent."
Cecil Sapp, on the other hand, fell victim to the 53-man game.
"It's tough when you have a guy who has seen some playing time. Cecil really played well. But the bottom line was, that at the running back position, he would have been the fourth guy to go in. We needed more depth in other positions, so we looked at other guys like Clinton Portis, Mike Anderson, Reuben Droughns, and even Quentin Griffin, who is back to practice now. We also have Patrick Hape who adds even more depth."
Although Cecil Sapp was trimmed from the final roster, he is a prospective practice squad candidate. Tomorrow after practice, the five practice squad players will be announced.