Patriots roster cuts tracker: Recap, instant analysis, and more
Related: 80 thoughts on the Patriots’ 80-man roster at the end of campTo not get lost in all the craziness, make sure to bookmark and regularly visit this New England Patriots cutdown tracker. We will compile all the latest news, rumors and instant analysis here, and also count down to how many more players will have to go in order for the team to bring its squad under the regular-season threshold.
Simone Biles’ boyfriend was among the players cut by the Houston Texans on Tuesday as NFL teams got down to their 53-man rosters.
Jonathan Owens, a safety, could still be brought back to the Texans' practice squad, where he has spent much of the last two seasons. Owens played in six games last season, seeing most of his time on special teams.
He also played in one game during the 2019 season.
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NFL cuts tracker 2021: Live roster news, updates, notable cuts for all 32 teams
Sporting News is tracking the NFL's roster cuts as teams reduce their roster sizes from 80 to 53 ahead of the regular season. That means that roughly 864 players will find themselves without work, even if it's just temporary. Most of the players cut were fighting for practice squad spots, so their respective releases will not be surprising. However, every year there are a few unexpected cuts that catch NFL fans off guard. Last year, a couple of running backs — Adrian Peterson and Leonard Fournette — were cut by Washington and Jacksonville respectively. Both found work shortly thereafter.
Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, and Owens have been dating for a little over a year. Both have publicly supported the other’s athletic careers, with Owens attending the national championships and Olympic trials earlier this year and Biles going to Texans practices after returning from the Tokyo Games.
New England Patriots cheerleaders perform during an NFL preseason football game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Foxborough, Mass.
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Miami Dolphins cheerleaders perform on the field as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Miami Dolphins during a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray) ORG XMIT: NYOTK
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McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols spoke powerfully about abuse, while most senators offered empathy and not much else.Telling strangers about the worst moments in her life was difficult and uncomfortable. But the Olympic gold medalist did it anyway because she believed it would protect other young women from similar horrors.