Mark Sanchez Heads List of Veterans Cut by NFL Teams


The final cut day before Week 1 of the NFL regular season usually results in shocking personnel moves by teams. Owners and general managers must make difficult decisions given the limited size of rosters, the pressure to win now, and the huge salaries dedicated to top draft picks. HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has raised the curtain of the drama of NFL cut day. Teams are forced to make tough decisions, especially when it comes to well-known veteran players. Today, the Denver Broncos cut former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. The Mark Sanchez move was one of the biggest announcements around the league on the final cut day in the NFL before the start of the regular season.

The Dallas Cowboys quickly signed the former Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller.


Can’t Make The Cut in New York

Locally for the two New York teams, the most surprising cuts were former New York Giants running back Andre Williams, New York Jets’ tight end Jace Amaro, and cornerback Dee Milliner. Williams had an impressive rookie season for the G-Men, but Big Blue went with more versatile backs Bobby Rainey and Orleans Darkwa.

In reference to the Jets, we believe Amaro and Milliner were victims of the team’s new brain trust. The Jets considered Dee Milliner a draft bust and Jace Amaro couldn’t catch a cold. Plus, the two players were holdovers from the Jon Idzik/Rex Ryan regime. The new head coach and general manager want to prove that it’s a New Day for the Jets. Time will tell if a new regime brings better results. Shout out to the New Day of the WWE. Eat your Booty O’s. They make sure you ain’t booty.

Notable Cuts Around the League


Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cincinnati Bengals have parted ways with wide receiver Brandon Tate. Tate showed promise as a pass-catching threat for quarterback Andy Dalton. In the same way, the San Diego Chargers cut former Green Bay Packers wideout, James Jones. The Seattle Seahawks terminated the contract of cornerback Brandon Browner. Browner was an original member of the Legion of Boom.

The Kansas City Chiefs placed linebacker Justin Houston on the PUP list. Dion Lewis of the New England Patriots was also placed on the physically unable to perform list.