Jeron Mastrud TE CHI 4 Hrs
Mastrud was cut by the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Mastrud reeled in seven catches for 35 yards in the preseason, but never was able to advance ahead of Matthew Mulligan and Dante Rosario on the tight end depth chart. The 26-year-old managed just 88 receiving yards in 12 starts with the Raiders a season ago, illustrating his limited fantasy upside even in scenarios where he's seeing regular snaps.
Rex Burkhead RB CIN 4 Hrs
Burkhead (knee) is not expected to see action in the first month of the coming NFL season, the Bengals' official site reports.
Upon his return, Burkhead will presumably have a chance to carve out a depth role behind Giovanni Bernard and Jeremy Hill, with BenJarvus Green-Ellis no longer in the team's running back mix.
Jordan Lynch RB CHI 5 Hrs
Lynch was cut by the Bears on Friday, ESPN.com's Michael C. Wright reports.
The Chicago native impressed the Bears' coaching staff with his transition from quarterback to running back early in camp, but he never had a realistic shot at making the 53-man roster given his lack of experience at the new position. There's still a chance the Bears could stash him on their practice squad as a developmental prospect, even after he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry in the preseason.
Naaman Roosevelt WR BUF 5 Hrs
Roosevelt has been released by the Bills.
After getting released by the Lions in July, Roosevelt was picked up by his hometown team but failed to earn a long-shot chance.
Aldon Smith LB SF 5 Hrs2 Comments
Smith has been suspended by the NFL for nine games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, NFL.com reports.
With the 49ers having a Week 8 bye, Smith, who was suspended by the league in the wake of several off-field transgressions, will be eligible to return to action for the 49ers' Week 11 contest against the Giants. His absence will represent a big blow to the team's pass rush in the meantime, with the report noting that Dan Skuta is in line to replace Smith in the team's starting lineup.
Dominique Jones TE BUF 5 Hrs
Jones has been released by the Bills.
With all the injuries at tight end, Jones had a legit shot to make the team, but it looks like the Bills will enter the season with Scott Chandler, Lee Smith, and Chris Gragg.
Jordan Palmer QB BUF 5 Hrs
Palmer has been released by the Bills, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.
He probably could have stayed on had he looked halfway decent during Thursday's debacle against the Lions, where he was 9 of 22 with three interceptions. The Bills will now look for a better option off the scrap heap to go with EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel, while conspiracy theorists will surmise the Bills gave the ex-Bear a tryout suspiciously close to the teams' Week 1 meeting.
Ryan Succop K KC 5 Hrs
Succop his only opportunity, an extra point, in the preseason finale against the Packers.
Succop is the incumbent kicker on the Chiefs' roster, but has been challenged in training camp by Cairo Santos. He has made all three field goal attempts and the four extra point attempts as well, but missed some time from a groin injury and allowed Santos to showcase his skills. The team will likely keep just one of the two, but it's unclear which way they are leaning at this point.
Tyler Wilson QB CIN 5 Hrs
Wilson has been waived by the Bengals, foxsports.com reports.
Wilson, who was unable to overtake Jason Campbell and AJ McCarron in the Cincinnati QB mix, will now look for a depth assignment elsewhere.
Junior Hemingway WR KC 6 Hrs
Coach Andy Reid said Hemingway (hip) will return this week and will receive some of the snaps left vacant by Dwayne Bowe, who is suspended for Week 1, Adam Teicher of ESPN Kansas City reports.
Hemingway left the first preseason game with the hip injury and missed both the second and third games because of it. He will split snaps with Frankie Hammond, that week, while both will probably see the field in three and four wide receiver sets.