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Vols In NFL Update (8/28)

The National Football League required each team to trim down their rosters to 75 from the 90 players who took part in training camps by Monday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Let's see who was able to survive the cuts in an extended Vols In NFL Update

Arizona Cardinals
Dan Williams - Williams has four tackles through Arizona's preseason games.

Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox - The longsnapper has gotten into each of Baltimore's three preseason games in 2012.

Carolina Panthers
Tauren Poole - The rookie put up some good numbers in his first ever NFL game carrying four times for 26 yards and a scoring on a 1-yard run, but has been out after suffering a concussion during camp.

Cincinnati Bengals

Jason Allen - The seven year veteran of the NFL hasn't played a snap of the preseason as he is rehabbing an injury, but is still one of 75 remaining Bengals.

Allen looks to make his preseason debut Thursday: Sunday update

Cleveland Browns
Montario Hardesty - After an injury to Trent Richardson, Hardesty has had the opportunity to step up for the Browns and has succeeded. The third-year veteran has tallied 73 rushing yards on 24 carries in the preseason also scoring a touchdown. 

Warren Tribune Chronicle: Hardesty wants to protect the ball
The News Herald: Browns haven't demoted running back Montario Hardesty

Jarrod Shaw - The backup guard has seen action in each of Cleveland's first three preseason games

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten makes a reception as the offense runs plays during NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Oxnard, Calif. / SA

Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten - In the Cowboys' first preseason game, Jason Witten was knocked out of the game with a lacerated spleen. He hasn't seen playing time since (obviously) but the 10 year veteran is currently rehabbing and trying to get back on the field in 2012.

ESPN:  Jason Witten hopes to avoid surgery
San Antonio Express: Witten back rehabbing with Cowboys

Denver Broncos
Robert Ayers - Ayers is entering his fourth year with the Denver Broncos and through the first three preseason games, the defensive end has accumulated two tackles and a sack.
Britton Colquitt - Colquitt has been steady for the Broncos, getting the majority of reps as a punter booting 15 punts for an average of 48.3 yards while getting four inside the 20.
Malik Jackson
- Jackson, a rookie for the Broncos, has impressed at defensive end tallying four tackles and a sack while forcing one fumble.

Denver Post: Broncos' Malik Jackson making good first impression on coaches, league

Peyton Manning - Manning has shaken the rust off and had his best outing of the preseason the last time out against the San Francisco 49ers. The veteran, entering his 15th year in the league, has had outings of 4-for-7, 44 yards, 1 INT; 16-for-23, 177 yards, 2 INTs, and  10-for-12, 122 yards, 2 TDs. He will more than likely not play in the Broncos final game of the preseason. 

Denver Post: Denver Broncos believe Peyton Manning well poised for regular season
Examiner.com: Peyton Manning magical in Denver Broncos third preseason game

Peyton manning played magically Sunday in the Broncos third preseason game of the 2012 season.


Detroit Lions
Jacques McClendon- McClendon was cut from the Lions Monday afternoon.

Houston Texans
Arian Foster - Foster is a lock at the starter role for the Texans. He has rushed for 89 yards on 19 carries this preseason while also making four catches for 16 yards and scoring a TD.

CBS Sports.com: Texans quietly build their super roster around character
NESN.com: Arian Foster Still Favorite to Lead NFL in Rushing Despite New Vegan Diet

Omar Gaither - After signing with the Texans the day before Houston's first preseason game, Gaither has been let go.

Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry - Berry is back for the Chiefs and has impressed during his three preseason games tallying nine tackles.

Kansas City Star: Chiefs counting on players coming back from torn ACLs

Dustin Colquitt - The elder Colquitt continues to stay solid for Kansas City through the first three preseason games. He has tallied 11 punts for an average of 48.2 yards/punt while dropping four inside the 20. Last time out he booted a preseason long of 70 yards against the Seahawks.

Miami Dolphins
Kevin Burnett - Burnett has missed much of the preseason with a back injury, not seeing a snap yet in 2012.
Tony McDaniel - McDaniel is in the same boat as Burnett and has missed the last two preaseon games. He recorded one tackle in the Dolphins' first preseason game of the year.
Jonathan Wade - Wade was scratched from the Dolphins roster prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons back on August 25.

Minnesota Vikings
Marvin Mitchell - Mitchell has had a good preseason during his first year in Minnesota tallying nine tackles and forcing a fumble.

Pioneer Press: Vikings create intriguing competition at linebacker in preseason

New England Patriots
Jerod Mayo - Mayo will embark on his fourth season as a captain of the New England defense. The veteran has some missed game play due to his status on the team, but will be back out for the Patriots opener at the Titans September 9.
Donte' Stallworth - Fighting with many other veteran wide receivers for a spot on the squad, Stallworth was edged out and released from the Patriots Monday.


New Orleans Saints
Jabari Greer - Greer, who has yet to play in the 2012 preseason after suffering a sports hernia during training camp, looks to return for the regular season. Meanwhile he has been doing good around New Orleans through his charity.

NOLA.com: Jabari Greer and the New Orleans Saints lift young cancer patient's spirits

Turk McBride - McBride came up big for the Saints his last time out registering two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against the Texans.



New York Jets
Matt Simms - The rookie has yet to see game time in the preseason despite some positive words from head coach Rex Ryan. With Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow likely sitting this Thursday, Simms will have a chance to prove himself for the third QB spot.

San Francisco Chronicle: Sanchez plus Tebow equals no TDs so far for Jets\

Oakland Raiders
John Henderson - Released from the team a couple of weeks ago.
Denarius Moore - Hasn't played in the preseason and has been rehabbing a hamstring injury, but looks to be back for the regular season. One of Oakland's top-receivers in 2011, his rookie season.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster - Has seen a couple starts at right tackle during the preseason and will likely battle for the starting role.
Chris Scott - Has entered the game as a reserve on the offensive line for the Steelers this preseason

San Diego Chargers
Aubrayo Franklin - Has netted two tackles and a pass defended this preseason in two games after coming over from the Saints.
Nick Guess - Released Monday after not seeing any game time during the preseason.
Robert Meachem - Looks to be one of the starters in the San Diego offense but has registered just one catch for seven yards in the preseason.

San Francisco 49ers
Parys Haralson - Had a huge hit on Peyton Manning the last time out, the biggest hit Manning has taken this preseason.

Manninghit_medium


St. Louis Rams
Scott Wells - Returned to action for his first preseason game after coming back from an injury. In his first season with the Rams. He had a very interesting offseason however (see below)

Yahoo! Canada: Rams center Wells adds three Ugandan children to family in offseason

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Luke Stocker - Hasn't played in the last couple of preseason games for the Bucs after suffering a concussion but reeled in one catch for 14 yards in game one against the Dolphins.

Washington Redskins
Jonathan Crompton - Was released from the Redskins Monday.

Free Agents
Chad Clifton - Free Agent
Shaun Ellis - Free Agent
Deon Grant - Free Agent
Albert Haynesworth - Free Agent
Anthony Herrera - Free Agent
David Martin - Free Agent
Gibril Wilson - Free Agent





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