AFC South: cutdown 090509

Titans: Cutdown analysis

September, 5, 2009
9/05/09
6:53
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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky


Biggest surprise: Chris Henry survives again? It’s hard to think that if they look to add someone in the next couple days it won’t put the running back at risk. But the third-year runner got at least an initial spot as the Titans waived-injured Quinton Ganther, a more valuable and versatile player as the fourth back He suffered a calf injury in the preseason finale. Hardly as big on the list of surprises: the end for veteran linebackers Ryan Fowler, Josh Stamer and Rocky Boiman, leaving the team with very young depth; Patrick Ramsey sticking as a third quarterback; and the survival of cornerback Cary Williams.

No-brainers: The Titans kept nine defensive linemen. The lowest ranking of the bunch is probably second-round pick Sen’Derrick Marks and the Titans certainly intend to give him time to develop. They kept four tight ends, a move never in doubt with Jared Cook in his first year and Craig Stevens in his second. Receiver Paul Williams showed very little in two seasons since the Titans spent a third-rounder on him and it was certainly time to look to someone like rookie Dominique Edison instead.

What's next: Sixth-round draft pick Jason McCourty, looks to have an early chance to be a special teams contributor and should survive ahead of Cary Williams at cornerback if the Titans make a move to upgrade depth. But corner depth and the punt return job remain the two largest concerns.

Texans' cut list

September, 5, 2009
9/05/09
5:33
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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky


The Texans list of cuts:QB Alex Brink
LB Khary Campbell
LB Buster Davis
FB Jonathan Evans
RB Arian Foster
TE Clark Harris
FS Brandon Harrison
C Bret Helms
DE Tim Jamison
WR Darnell Jenkins
G Adrian Jones
DT Josh Leonard
DE Jess Nading
CB Deltha O'Neal
CB Mark Parson
CB Matterral Richadson
WR Mark Simmons
T Adam Stenavich
T Brandon Torrey
T Cliff Washburn

They also waived injured:

CB A.J. Davis

LB Toddrick Verdell

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