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The battle for the third-string position came down to Will Grier – the Panthers’ third-round draft pick from West Virginia – and the 26-year-old Heinicke.Despite some shaky performances in the preseason, Grier ultimately won out over Heinicke, who never rose above the fourth-tier throughout training camp.(Source) Malcolm Smith – LB, San Francisco 49ers Not even former Super Bowl MVPs are immune to the axe.(Just ask Desmond Howard.) Since his glory days – or should I say, glory – in Seattle, Smith has struggled to find his place on an NFL roster.The NFL preseason is over and today is always a tough day in the calendar year for players getting cut as the teams trim their rosters to 53 active players for the regular season.We are keeping updating tabs on some of the bigger name players who are now free agents: Demariyus Thomas – WR, New England Patriots Eli Rogers – WR, Pittsburgh Steelers Jacob Hollister – TE, Seattle Seahawks Noah Spence – LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kaare Vedvik – K/P, Minnesota Vikings Jaron Brown – WR, Seattle Seahawks Cassius Marsh – DE, Seattle Seahawks Wendell Smallwood – RB, Philadelphia Eagles De Shone Kizer – QB, Green Bay Packers Apparently dressing up as Chubbs wasn’t enough to secure his roster spot.Jachai Polite – DE, New York Jets This may be the first legitimate surprise of cut-down day.
But Elliott Fry has had it harder than anyone, now having to deal with being cut for the second time in less than a month.
After all, a team with Justin Tucker – as of now, the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history – is pretty much set. (Source) Taylor Heinicke – QB, Carolina Panthers The Panthers had a logjam at the quarterback position this year, as three players battled for the two backup positions behind Cam Newton.
Despite a mid-ankle sprain, Newton is expected to start the season opener against the Rams, with second-year Kyle Allen backing him up.
His knee problems returned, sidelining him for the first half of the 2018 season.
He ultimately played only five games for the Broncos.