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Around the AFC North: A look at who didn’t make the cut for the Ravens

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Steelers and Browns The Bengals’ AFC North foes have trimmed down to their respective rosters to the required 53-man lists for Week 1 of the season. There have been some notable moves made to get there, and http://www.thebengalsfootballauthentic.com/vontaze-burfict-jersey-authentic that’s what we’re taking a look at now for the Ravens, Steelers and Browns.Here are some of the more notable moves around the AFC North. For all things Bengals, you can head here.The Baltimore RavensNotable cuts:Breshad Perriman, Wide receiverCarl Davis, Defensive tackleBronson Kaufusi, Defensive endNico Siragusa, GuardDarren Waller, Tight endKamalei Correa, Linebacker (traded earlier this week)Aside from this being a group with probably the hardest names to spell of all time, these players were all players that were drafted by the Ravens. Perriman is a special cut. It is always noteworthy when a first-round pick gets cut. That is unless you are the Browns and it has more or less become part of the process. Perriman is actually the first first-round pick to be let go before he could finish his rookie contract. This only solidifies his bust status as he was never able to make an impact for the Ravens. Baltimore was hoping he could be their new Torrey Smith, but that just never ended up being the case.The cuts from the Ravens represent a purge from recent draft classes. The Ravens currently have 12 rookies on their roster, which is pretty substantial. Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley is the only remaining pick from the first three rounds of the 2016 draft, and the Ravens only have four players remaining from the 2015 draft. Neither draft is about to go down as a favorite draft for many teams, but it is clear the Ravens had some pretty big misses.Most surprising player kept:Robert Griffin III, QuarterbackGiven how well Lamar Jackson played at times during the preseason, it seemed like Griffin was auditioning for a backup job elsewhere. However, it seems the Ravens see some value in keeping Griffin Youth C.J. Uzomah Jersey , at least for the moment. A growing trend for the NFL is the idea that you can never have too many quarterbacks. How often have we seen a team lose their quarterback, and suddenly their season is lost?The Ravens may be hoping one of those teams or a team with an under performing quarterback come knocking around the trade deadline, so they can get something for Griffin instead of just cutting him. I mean, if AJ McCarron gets traded for a fifth round pick, then the Ravens should be able to get something for Griffin. The Cleveland BrownsNotable cuts:Carl Nassib, Defensive endCorey Coleman (traded a few weeks ago but still)Shon Coleman, Offensive linemanNate Orchard, Defensive linemanDevon Cajuste, Tight end (On this list for Hard Knocks reasons)Shon Coleman was a strange move, but after following the team essentially giving Corey Coleman to the Bills, it seems about right. Maybe the Browns just hate players with the name Coleman. Both were projected to play fairly large roles for the Browns this season, but now each will be playing somewhere else. Although, the Bills did eventually cut Corey Coleman, so maybe Cleveland made a good call there. Nassib showed a little bit of promise early in his career, but he never really improved after that. He only had 5.5 sacks in two years with the team while playing around half of the defensive snaps his rookie season and then around 60 percent last year. Nassib was a failed third-round pick from 2016. That was the same draft Cleveland decided they were too good for Carson Wentz, which is looking like a bigger and bigger mistake. Now, the only player left from the first three rounds of that draft is pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah.Biggest keep: Desmond Harrison, Offensive tackleIt isn’t really that surprising Harrison stayed once the major cuts started Womens Joe Mixon Jersey , but it is more of the team saying they believe in this undrafted rookie more than Coleman, who was a third-round pick in 2016. The Browns still don’t really know who will be starting along the left side. The biggest domino to fall is whether the team will play Joel Bitonio at left tackle or guard. If he sticks inside at guard, then we could see Harrison starting at left tackle, a spot many felt Coleman would’ve been filling before training camp and OTAs started.The Pittsburgh SteelersNotable cutsandry Jones, QuarterbackFitzgerald Toussaint, Running backEli Rogers, Wide Receiver (PUP list)Jones is easily the biggest name released. He had been Ben Roethlisberger’s backup for most of his career, and he enjoyed some mild success filling in for the Pro Bowl quarterback. He clearly wasn’t viewed as the future by the Steelers, through. They drafted Joshua Dobbs in the fourth round of 2017 and Mason Rudolph in the third round this season. It looks like these two will be battling out to see who Pittsburgh’s successor will be at quarterback.The one note on Rogers is on top of being placed on the PUP list, which means he can’t play until after Week 6, he also is suspended for the first game of the season. This means Rogers won’t be eligible until Week 9 since the Steelers bye week is Week 7. That means we will see an awful lot of rookie wide receiver James Washington.Most surprising keeps: Backup running backsLe’Veon Bell hasn’t been clear about when he will return to the team, and there’s less than one week before the Steelers’ first game. This year, the Steelers kept three other running backs, but Toussaint wasn’t one of them. James Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Steven Ridley all made the team. They are a nice mix of styles, as Conner is a big rumbling back, Samuels is a threat catching the ball, and Ridley is a nice in between the tackles runner as well. It is clear the Steelers are gearing up just in case Bell’s absence is extended any longer than they are comfortable with.From our SB Nation sister sites:Steelers 53-man rosterRavens 53-man rosterBrowns 53-man rosterBengals Bytes (9/3): Players the Bengals should keep an eye on after cuts Mike Johnson says he's back with BengalsThe Bengals have to make a corresponding move and figure to do it before Monday afternoon’s practice as they prep for next Sunday’s opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Indianapolis. The opener against the Colts marks Johnson’s defense-leading 127thBengals’ game Youth Nick Vigil Jersey , tying him with Super Bowl right end Ross Browner and leaving him behind only nose tackles Tim Krumrie (188) and Domata Peko (171) and ends Eddie Edwards (170) and Robert Geathers (152) for games played on the franchise’s defensive line.Andrew Brown, Russell Signed to Practice SquadThe Bengals brought back two cornerbacks when they formed their practice squad Sunday after KeiVarae Russell and C.J. Goodwin cleared waivers. They also were able to sign up one of the two draft picks they cut in fifth-round defensive tackle Andrew Brown, as well as one of their more impressive rookies in undrafted linebacker Chris Worley.Bengals sign ex-Jets QB Christian Hackenberg to practice squadHackenberg’s only appearance with the Eagles came in Week 4 of the preseason against the Jets and he stunk it up. He threw two interceptions and fumbled once.Cincinnati Bengals: 5 takeaways from cutdown dayThe Cincinnati Bengals made some surprise moves on Saturday in trying to get their roster down to the 53-man limit set by the league. The release of 10th-year defensive end Michael Johnson was one of them, as the Bengals decided to go with only eight up front instead of the usual nine or 10 for a 4-3 defense.NFL cuts Bengals should consider before regular season beginsThe Cincinnati Bengals like where they are at right now. After making the cut to 53, the team didn’t claim any players on waivers and didn’t lose any to the wire either, formulating the practice squad of their choice.Random BytesNFL Power Rankings: B/R's Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Week 1Thursday night, the Atlanta Falcons begin their quest to become the first team in the Super Bowl era to play in a "home" Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles start theirs to become the first team in over a decade to repeat as champions.Gurley, Rams happy they won't have to face Mack in Raiders matchupGurley and the Rams, rejoicing over the return of Aaron Donald, are preparing for a Raiders team trying to move past the trade that sent star edge-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears.Paxton Lynch Cut by Broncos After Kevin Hogan Waiver ClaimThe Denver Broncos released quarterback and 2016 first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch on Sunday after just two seasons with the team. The Broncos confirmed Lynch's departure, noting they were awarded Kevin Hogan on waivers. Nicki Jhabvala鈥?of The Athletic and Field Yates of ESPN first reported the respective moves.Jon Gruden: Khalil Mack Trade Will Be 2nd-Guessed 'Until the Cows Come Home'The coach noted the deal was forced after the contract standoff with Mack holding out throughout training camp. The defensive end agreed to a six-year, $141 million extension with the Chicago Bears shortly after Sunday's trade, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.Robert Griffin III Reportedly to Be Ravens' Backup QB Ahead of Lamar JacksonGriffin enjoyed a more efficient preseason compared to Jackson. He finished 27-of-41 for 243 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Jackson was 34-of-68 for 408 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.


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