The National Football League (NFL) meant serious business with more than 600 players being released by a number of teams during the NFL cut day. Here are some of the more notable players to have been recently cut and traded by their teams.
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne surprisingly bowed out of the New England Patriots, who released him on Saturday. The veteran, who previously signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on August 25, asked for his release from the team, which the Patriots respectfully granted, according to ESPN. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was of course supportive and grateful for Reggie Wayne?s brief involvement with his team.
?Obviously, Reggie?s time here was brief, but it only confirmed what I already thought ? he is a true professional who represents every positive attribute a player should emulate,? Belichick said according to ESPN. ?Our parting was mutually agreed upon and I am personally grateful to have worked with one of the great NFL players of the past two decades.?
In other draft reports, running back Christine Michael joined the Dallas Cowboys in a trade with his former team, Seattle Seahawks. Christine Michael was traded to Dallas on Sunday ?in exchange for a conditional draft pick,? which would be a seventh-rounder, according to Dallas Morning News.
The Dallas Cowboys were apparently in the market to take any available running back in the draft pool. Earlier reports indicated that the Cowboys were in talks with the Denver Broncos to acquire running back Montee Ball but there is still no official announcement, according to CBS Sports. Three-year running back Christine Michael will be returning to his home state after being taken by the Seahawks in 2013.
Surprisingly, the Philadelphia Eagles have released quarterback Tim Tebow after signing him in April. With two seasons away from football, the former Heisman Trophy winner unfortunately didn?t make the final roster due to a competition with other quarterbacks. The spots for the Eagles final roster instead went to Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez, shared by SB Nation.