NFL Cuts Show How Hard It Is To Make A 53-Man Roster

This following list of players released on Tuesday by NFL teams is simply meant as a lesson as to how difficult it is to land on a 53-man roster to start a season. Injuries and other factors can all help limit a player’s development and of course just getting released one time doesn’t mean a player can’t come back at a later time and stick on a different roster for a different team.


All of these players below, however, could be called household names when they were in high school. They set state records, they were named All-Americans, they were heavily recruited. Congratulations to those who have earned spots on final 53-man rosters. We are listing all of the player names that caught our attention as of Wednesday morning who have been released and going through all of the reported releases as mentioned on NFL.com. All listed in alpha order with team they were with.

Devin Asiasi TE (Concord De La Salle) Patriots
Matt Barkley QB (Santa Ana Mater Dei) Bills
Ian Book QB (El Dorado Hills Oak Ridge) Saints
Jake Browning QB (Folsom) Bengals
K.J. Costello QB (Santa Margarita) Saints
Wyatt Davis OG (Bellflower St. John Bosco) Vikings
Chase Garbers QB (Newport Beach Corona del Mar) Raiders
Thomas Graham DB (Rancho Cucamonga) Bears
Ryan Griffin QB (West Hills Chaminade) Bucs
Javelin Guidry DB (Murrieta Vista Murrieta) Jets
Isaiah Hodgins WR (Walnut Creek Berean Christian) Bills
Cameron Hunt OG (Corona Centennial) Chargers
Trent Irwin WR (Newhall Hart) Bengals
Tony Jefferson LB (Chula Vista Eastlake) Ravens
Hunter Kampmoyer TE (Bishop) Chargers
Sean Mannion QB (Pleasanton Foothill) Vikings
Ronnie Rivers RB (Oakley Freedom) Cardinals/Seahawks
Josh Rosen QB (Bellflower St. John Bosco) Browns
Johnny Stanton FB (Santa Margarita) Browns
Carson Strong QB (Vacaville Will C. Wood) Eagles
J.J. Taylor RB (Corona Centennial) Patriots
C.J. Verdell RB (Chula Vista Mater Dei Catholic) Colts
Tyler Vaughns WR (La Puente Bishop Amat) Steelers
Troy Warner DB (San Marcos Mission Hills) Bucs

Note: Matt Araiza P (San Diego Rancho Bernardo) was released earlier in the week by Bills.


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