Cuts are coming! Cuts are coming!

NFC North teams will spend the next 30 hours or so paring their rosters from 80 to 53. The cuts could come in waves, so let's set out our plan here at the outset.

If there is a noteworthy or surprising roster move, I'll write about it as soon as possible. If the moves are routine and expected, initially I'll just reference them on the NFC North blog Twitter account.

When everything is official Saturday evening, I'll post a separate analysis on each team's moves. Hopefully all four will be posted by Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.

So far, only one of our teams have announced a move. The Chicago Bears have released 14 players, bringing their roster down to 66. The list included receiver Andy Fantuz, a former CFL player, and punter Spencer Lanning. ESPNChicago.com has the entire list of 14.