NFL Nation: practice squad
A day after waiving Wilson, the Falcons announced he has been signed to their practice squad. Starter Matt Ryan and backup Chris Redman are the only two quarterbacks on the active roster. Wilson served as the team’s No. 3 quarterback last season, but a change in rules allowing 46 active players on game days this season has prompted more teams to keep only two quarterbacks on the regular roster.
Also signed to Atlanta’s practice squad were safety Rafael Bush, receiver Kevin Cone, receiver Drew Davis, guard Andrew Jackson, linebacker Robert James and tackle Jose Valdez. The Falcons still have one unfilled spot on the practice squad.
Here is the six-man group:
The Browns also claimed quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, linebacker Quinton Spears and defensive lineman Emmanuel Stephens off waivers.
Here is their seven-man group:
- FB James Develin
- LB DeQuin Evans
- CB Brandon Ghee
- WR Andrew Hawkins
- QB Dan LeFevour
- OT Matthew O’Donnell
- DT Jason Shirley
The Bengals also acquired receiver Brandon Tate, center/guard Mike McGlynn and tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Seahawks, 49ers and Cardinals play their final exhibition games tonight, so we should expect those teams to announce roster cuts Saturday. The Rams, having played Friday night, got a jump on their cuts today. I'm in downtown Seattle and headed for Qwest Field momentarily. The Seahawks and Raiders finish their exhibition seasons there tonight.
NFL teams have until 6 p.m. ET Saturday to comply with the 53-man roster limits. They can begin re-signing players to the practice squad once released players clear waivers Sunday.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Rams' released 10 players in anticipation of the 53-man roster limit, which goes into effect Saturday.
I've singled out eight of them on our chart of Rams players with practice-squad eligibility. The eighth and ninth players released, veteran safety Jerome Carter, and cornerback Tanard Davis, have no such eligibility.
Expect the Rams to make their remaining cuts before the 6 p.m. ET deadline Saturday.
The Rams are carrying 66 players once they move Steven Jackson to the active roster from the exempt list.
Die-hard alert: Updated roided-out NFC West rosters here.Earlier: The chart shows each of the Rams' players with practice-squad eligibility, according to the team.
Practice-squad rules can be confusing, and exceptions sometimes apply to relatively experienced players.
I've categorized each player based on his perceived likelihood of earning a spot on the 53-man roster. Those are rough characterizations. Teams still have not made decisions. It's conceivable that a player listed as a "keeper" could face his release.
1:00 PM ET New Orleans Atlanta 1:00 PM ET Minnesota St. Louis 1:00 PM ET Cleveland Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET Jacksonville Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET Oakland New York 1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Baltimore 1:00 PM ET Buffalo Chicago 1:00 PM ET Washington Houston 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Kansas City 1:00 PM ET New England Miami 4:25 PM ET Carolina Tampa Bay 4:25 PM ET San Francisco Dallas 8:30 PM ET Indianapolis Denver