NFL Cuts: The Expected and Unexpected
On the NFL's cutdown day, one of the bigger surprises dropped in the morning. After a disappointing 2018 in which LeSean McCoy ran for a career-low 518 yards, the Bills moved on from the two-time All-Pro running back. McCoy was entering the final year of the five-year contract he signed upon being traded from Philadelphia to Buffalo.
The Giants and Jets both had four quarterbacks on the roster at the start of Saturday and the suggestion that Big Blue might keep all four seemed incredibly far-fetched when each and every spot on the 53-man is precious.
Despite throwing two touchdowns including the game-winner as time expired on Thursday night, Kyle Lauletta was released by the Giants; the first of Dave Gettleman's draft picks to be cut loose. That leaves two QBs behind Eli Manning on the depth chart: Daniel Jones and Alex Tanney.
The Jets have their starter and franchise quarterback and because he is one and the same, Gang Green let two signal-callers go on Saturday. Davis Webb and Luke Falk were both released and that leaves Trevor Siemian as the only backup to Sam Darnold.