The 2023 NFL season will kick off next week as the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Sept. 7 (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC), which means teams are cutting their rosters in preparation.
Teams were required to finalize their 53-man rosters by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. With the preseason already in the books, teams began making their 2023 roster cuts over the weekend.
Several notable cuts happened Monday, when the Arizona Cardinals cut veteran quarterback Colt McCoy, despite keeping Kyler Murray on the physically unable to perform list. The Houston Texans also parted ways with a veteran as they cut captain Christian Kirksey.
There have also been multiple trades this week — including the deal that sent quarterback Trey Lance to the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night — as teams look to make room or bolster their roster.
Jump to a team:
ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN
CLE | DAL | DEN | DET | GB | HOU | IND
JAX | KC | LAC | LAR | LV | MIA | MIN
NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF
SEA | TB | TEN | WSH
Biggest move: Putting Jourdan Lewis on the active roster is a sign the veteran cornerback is close to contributing after suffering a severe foot injury in the middle of last season. Lewis had been on the physically unable to perform list through training camp but has picked up his work in recent weeks. If they kept him on PUP, he would have missed the first four games and, maybe more importantly, not been able to practice. While he might not be ready for the opener or even Week 2 or 3, he can practice with the team with a ramp-up period to test his foot and return to a role in the slot. Without that, he may have missed the first six games. Aside from maybe tight end Sean McKeon, there really was no surprise among the cuts, but the Cowboys will re-sign long-snapper Trent Sieg, special teams ace C.J. Goodwin and offensive lineman Chuma Edoga perhaps as soon as Wednesday after putting two players on injured reserve/designated to return. — Todd Archer
Traded: CB Kelvin Joseph
Acquired: CB Noah Igbinoghene
Waived/released: DT Isaac Alarcon, DE Ben Banogu, WR Jose Barbon, DT Quinton Bohanna, OL Earl Bostick, CB Myles Brooks, CB Josh Butler, LB Jabril Cox, S Tyler Coyle, RB Malik Davis, WR Dontario Drummond, OL Chuma Edoga, TE Princeton Fant, OL Matt Farniok, WR Simi Fehoko, CB C.J. Goodwin, TE Seth Green, QB Will Grier, OL Brock Hoffman, WR Dennis Houston, LB Malik Jefferson, DE Durrell Johnson, WR Tyron Johnson, LB Isaiah Land, OL Alec Lindstrom, CB D’Angelo Mandell, TE Sean McKeon, WR Jalen Moreno-Cropper, DB Sheldrick Redwine, LS Trent Sieg, OL Alex Taylor-Prioleau, DL Tyrus Wheat
Reserve/suspended: RB Ronald Jones
Reserve/injured: OL Josh Ball, WR David Durden, LB DeMarvion Overshown, TE John Stephens Jr.
Biggest move: The Giants ultimately didn’t have Cole Beasley, Jamison Crowder, David Sills V or Collin Johnson make the 53-man roster. That was one way for it all to work. Beasley will return in some capacity in the coming days, but the biggest move on cut day was the Giants activating WR Wan’Dale Robinson from the physically unable to perform list and putting him on the roster. The second-round pick is returning from a torn ACL suffered last year. His presence gives the Giants a lot of receivers who are at their best out of the slot. — Jordan Raanan
Acquired: OLB Boogie Basham (Bills)
Waived/released: QB Tommy DeVito, WR Collin Johnson, RB Jashaun Corbin, RB James Robinson, WR Kalil Pimpleton, TE Ryan Jones, OT Tyre Phillips, G Jack Anderson, G Wyatt Davis, DT Ryder Anderson, DT Kobe Smith, OLB Habakkuk Baldonado, OLB Tomon Fox, LB Ray Wilborn, LB Dyontae Johnson, LB Darrian Beavers, DT Kevin Atkins, NT Donovan Jeter, CB Gemon Green, DB Darren Evans, DB Zyon Gilbert, S Alex Cook, LS Cameron Lyons
Terminated: OLB Oshane Ximines, DE Tashawn Bower, DT Brandin Bryant, CB Amani Oruwariye, OT Korey Cunningham, OT Julien Davenport, OL Sean Harlow, WR Cole Beasley, WR David Sills, WR Jamison Crowder, WR Jaydon Mickens
Reserve/injured: WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, TE Chris Myarick