Mac's NFL Blog - 9/2/07

In today's NFL Blog: The parade of cuts and trades commences, the Seahawks pull off two trades, the Pats lose another defensive stalwart and the Cowboys have a juiced-up coach.

The Patriots defense will be without arguably its best player, DE Richard Seymour, who was placed on the PUP list yesterday and will miss the first six weeks of the 2007 season.

Third-year safety James Sanders is the likely on-field replacement for suspended Patriots safety Rodney Harrison.

There were few surprises when the Jets made their cuts.

The Dolphins did have some surprises when they trimmed their roster, including WR Az Hakim.

Looking for the major area of doubt on the Buffalo Bills? Start with the offensive line.

Bills rookie QB Trent Edwards will be the backup quarterback.

Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson was suspended for five games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy; Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Star-Telegam says Wilson didn't deserve that much punishment.

The Eagles gave KR Jeremy Bloom, P Dirk Johnson and twenty others, their official release on Saturday.

Despite QB AJ Feeley's broken non-throwing hand, the Eagles are not looking for a quarterback.

QB Tim Hasselbeck and safety Will Demps were among those cut by the Giants.

The Giants traded RB Ryan Grant to the Green Bay Packers for a 6th round pick in 2008.

Washington Redskins TE Chris Cooley signed a 6-year extension on the same day 23 got their walking papers.

Chiefs DE Jared Allen wonders how he'll pass the time during his two-week suspension. (Here's a tip, Jared: Avoid bars, booze and driving.)

The Chiefs roster is loaded with defensive backs and wide receivers.

The Chargers made 15 cuts on Saturday, including S Bwahoh Jue.

The Broncos are making a serious push to sign DE Simeon Rice, and is getting some recruiting help from Rice's former Buccaneer teammate John Lynch.

Oakland's cut list included some surprises, such as recently signed safety Donovin Darius and 2007 3rd round pick DE Quentin Moses.

The Seattle Seahawks traded safety Michael Boulware to the Houston Texans for DE Jason Babin.

The Cardinals are through making excuses.

The 49ers cut 13 players, including the NFL's leading rusher during the 2007 preseason.

The Rams traded QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Cincinnati Bengals, and released a trio of 2007 draft picks.

Rams offensive tackle Todd Steussie has landed on IR.

In addition to adding Fitzpatrick, the Bengals also released veteran QB Doug Johnson and LB Ed Hartwell, and they aren't done yet.

The Ravens kept rookie quarterback and 2006 Heisman winner Troy Smith.

Steelers center Chukky Okobi waited the average span of two NFL careers for his chance to start then lost it during camp battle. He is now out of job. Welcome to life in the NFL.

Derek Anderson beat out Ken Dorsey for the #3 QB job in Cleveland.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Chris Simms survived cut-down day...but Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times wonders how long is stay in Tampa Bay will actually last.

Undrafted free agent RB Pierre Thomas beat out 4th round pick Antonio Pittman for the final RB spot on the New Orleans Saints roster.

Before being released on Saturday, the Carolina Panthers got exactly 23 yards out of RB Eric Shelton's 23 carries in two seasons.

The Falcons traded CB/RS Allen Rossum to the Pittsburgh Steelers to make room for second-year WR Adam Jennings, and because he's 31 with fills no other roles with the team.

Vikings center Matt Birk says the offensive line will be better this year.

There were no surprises in the list of Vikings cuts, but within this notebook in the Star Tribune, we learn that they may have kept one additional defensive lineman to brace for a possible league suspension for DT Fred Evans.

Chicago Bears DE Dan Bauzin is done for the season.

Lions RB Kevin Jones made the final roster and will start practicing on Monday.

The Packers tried to trade safety Marquand Manuel, but when there were no takers, he was placed on their cut list.

Here's a look at the Packers 53-man

According to Sam Borden of The Times-Union, the Jaguars wasted six months on Byron Leftwich. (Did he pick 6 months because that's how long it takes Leftwich to complete his delivery?)

Former CFL star Kenton Keith won the backup running back job in Indianapolis.

Here's a look at the Colts 53-man roster.

With his trade to the Texans, Michael Boulware will be reunited with the man who introduced him to his wife.

The Titans cut QB Tim Rattay and WR Courtney Roby on Saturday, but they're not done making roster moves.


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