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Chiefs cut K Ryan Succop

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 6:55pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

The most significant Chiefs cup is the release of K Ryan Succop, who has served as the Chiefs' starting placekicker for the last five seasons.

Succop made 81 percent of his field goals over five years but got beat out by rookie Cairo Santos, despite a strong preseason performance. Succop's large cap numbers - $2.7 million this year, $3.5 million next year and $3.2 million in 2016 - could have also played a role, as Santos will only make a fraction of that.

By cutting Succop, the Chiefs stand to gain roughly $2 million in cap space this year, $2.5 million next year and $3 million in 2016.

Fantasy Impact:

Succop was a decent fantasy option last year but the job now belongs to Santos. Santos is already ranked as K1 heading into Week 1 as he's 10th on our list.

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Stevan Ridley on Pat's 53-man roster

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 5:18pm

Providence Journal - [Full Article]

RB Stevan Ridley made the Pat's final roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Many thought Ridley was in trouble after a fumble in preseason Week 3. Adding to the speculation was the release of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis by the Bengals, but it looks like the team is sticking with Ridley for now. He has the potential to put up decent fantasy numbers week-to-week as the Pats best inside runner, but we all know about the fumbling issue. Owners risk that he's one fumble away from another trip to the bench.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 4:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Jets announced that they have waived QB Matt Simms, who spent last season as Geno Smith’s backup and relieved him during one poor performance. That leaves Michael Vick as the only other quarterback on the roster, although Simms could be back with the team on the practice squad.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 4:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills' quarterback carousel continued to spin Saturday as the team waived backup Jeff Tuel.

Tuel's roster spot was in jeopardy following the signing of Kyle Orton, which the Bills made official Saturday. Orton, 31, will backup EJ Manuel.

For now, the Bills only have Manuel and Orton on their 53-man roster at quarterback.

The Bills began training camp with Manuel, Tuel, Thad Lewis, and Dennis Dixon on their roster at quarterback. They waived Lewis and Dixon earlier this week, while the team also signed and released quarterback Jordan Palmer this week.

Saints waive K Shayne Graham

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 4:19pm - [Full Article]

Just an update, the Saints waived both kickers Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke as part of their Saturday cuts.

Fantasy Impact:

Graham ranked fairly high on our list, and it's possible he catches on somewhere else. Derek Dimke was also cut meaning the Saints will be signing a free agent kicker before the season.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 4:13pm

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Start with the fact that the Jaguars offensive line has been in a state of flux throughout training camp. Add in the fact that Toby Gerhart, the starting running back, had just 16 carries in the preseason.

The result has been a Jaguars running game that hasn’t been in sync and needs to jell quickly with the regular season starting a week from Sunday in Philadelphia.

For the first three games, the Jaguars averaged just 3.1 yards a rush. Denard Robinson was the leading rusher with 82 yards on 14 carries for an average of 5.9 yards a rush.

Fantasy Impact:

Ideally, the Jags will need to run the ball and take time off the clock to keep the Eagles offense off the field. The Birds defense is improved, but can the Jags keep this game, and others, close so that Gerhart gets his touches - and fantasy points. Week 1 will be a good test and Gerhart ranks 16th on our RB list to open the season.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 4:06pm

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson got his first taste of NFL action on Thursday night.

Kind of.

Robinson took part in the team's pregame warm-ups dressed in full uniform prior to the preseason finale against Atlanta at EverBank Field.

Robinson, who turned 21 on Sunday, has been out of action since straining his hamstring during practice on July 31.

"I'm not able to play yet, but I wanted to get my routine going," Robinson said. "It felt good to be out there and getting my juices flowing. Now, it's time to start rolling."

Fantasy Impact:

HC Gus Bradley said Robinson getting up to full speed straight ahead and now they're working on change of direction. Robinson will have some work to do to catch up and get significant playing time.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:30pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

If the Browns now regret cutting receiver Greg Little, they can do something about it.

Little, claimed by the Raiders on waivers after he was cut by the Browns in May, has been released by Oakland. He’ll be exposed to the waivers process again, with all other teams getting a chance to claim his contract.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:29pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Undrafted rookie Travis Coons has won the Tennessee Titans kicking job, at least for the time being.

Coons is on the roster, while Maikon Bonani is being cut, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

We’ll have to see how it pans out from here. Tennessee had three veteran free-agent kickers in for workouts recently. Jay Feely played for Ken Whisenhunt in Arizona. Rian Lindell and Garrett Hartley were also in Nashville.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 2:52pm - [Full Article]

The San Diego Chargers are moving on without the services of WR Vincent Brown.

The veteran wide receiver was waived/injured by the team on Saturday as the Bolts whittled their roster down to the 53-man limit, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport was told by a source informed of the move.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown hasn't been on the field since suffering a calf injury in late July. He lost the numbers battle to a wideout group led by Keenan Allen, training camp "MVP" Malcom Floyd and veteran Eddie Royal. Dontrelle Inman and Seyi Ajirotutu are expected to fill out the receiving corps.

Eagles RB Chris Polk not among cut players

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 1:52pm - [Full Article]

Among the notable Eagles cuts are RB Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), WR Damaris Johnson, RB Henry Josey and RB Matthew Tucker.

Fantasy Impact:

Josey and Tucker have looked great in the preseason but the Birds opted to stick with Polk who had a hamstring injury much of camp. He tried to go in preseason Week 4 but was unable to; however, apparently it was enough for the team to keep him around.

Lions cut WR Kris Durham

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 1:48pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Lions have released a favorite receiver of Matthew Stafford. Kris Durham, a former college teammate and roommate of Stafford’s, was cut today.

Durham played well at times for the Lions, but when Detroit signed Golden Tate this offseason there was one less roster spot available for a wide receiver, and it appears that Durham will lose the numbers game to be one of the backups behind Tate and Calvin Johnson.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions were very deep at WR in camp this year and unfortunately for Durham he's the odd man out. For now it appears to be good news for often-injury Ryan Broyles who is back healthy and has looked good.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:40pm - [Full Article]

The Patriots will keep a roster spot for wide receiver Brian Tyms, who will be serving a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, according to multiple reports.

Tyms, according to a source, will "likely" remain with the Patriots through Saturday's cuts as the team trims its roster to 53 players.

The third-year player, who has spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins, caught a team-high 11 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact:

The team has already cut WR Josh Boyce according to reports.

RB Daniel Thomas let go by Dolphins

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:35pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Another second-round pick from the 2011 draft class finds himself on the wrong side of the 53-man roster Saturday: The Dolphins have released running back Daniel Thomas, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Miami will head into the regular season with Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno as their top two running backs.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas never lived up to expectations in Miami. He started just three games in his three-year career and never rushed for more than 581 yards in a season. The 26-year-old leaves the Dolphins with 365 carries for 1,312 yards (3.6 YPC) and eight rushing touchdowns. Thomas also caught 42 passes for 291 yards and three receiving touchdowns. Thomas was on the roster bubble the moment the Dolphins brought in Moreno.

Jets part ways with WR Stephen Hill

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:31pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

The Jets will waive wide receiver Stephen Hill this afternoon if they are unable to find a last-minute trade partner, The Post has learned.

The 2012 second-round pick never developed like the Jets had hoped. Hill battled knee injuries and inconsistency during his two-plus years with the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

The team traded up to select Hill with the 43rd overall pick in 2012 out of run-heavy Georgia Tech. Despite being raw, he was given a starting job immediately. Hill had five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL game, but would score just two more in the next two years.