Horse Whisperings: Surprise Cuts and How The West Was Once

Jabar Gaffney of the Denver Broncos hauls in a reception against Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 17 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

With each team cut down to the mandatory 75 player roster limit, there were some surprises out there. Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth are now ex-Patriots. Billy Cundiff got his walking papers from Baltimore and took them down the street to the Redskins, who hired him on the spot and told Graham Gano to take a hike. The Carolina Panthers dumped both of their Kickers, Nick Harris and Olindo Mare. The Bears gave up on Supplemental Draft pick Harvey Unga, showing the league once more, the ineptness of their GM.

The Packers said farewell to Defensive Ends Anthony Hargrove and Jarius Wynn. The Texans axed LB Omar Gaither and WR Bryant Johnson. Former Broncos return man Quan Cosby was released by the Colts. The Jaguars pink slips included CB Ashton Youboty and RB DuJuan Harris. The Steelers didn't waste any time pouncing on DuJuan Harris.

The Dolphins cut most of the cast from Hard Knocks. Star Les Brown and Chas Alecxih, not to mention Chad Johnson. The Minnesota Vikings got rid of Tackle Levi Horn and definitely the best name of the entire list of cuts, LB Soloman Elimimian.

Coming back to New England's agenda, former Broncos Josh Barrett and Spencer Larsen were put on injured reserve, while Gerard Warren has probably seen his last Defensive snap.

Walter McFadden and Myron Rolle will be searching for another team to catch on with after being shown the door by the Steelers. The Rams gave up on oft-injured wide receiver Danario Alexander. Seattle purged their roster of veterans Terrell Owens, Guard Deuce Lutui and Tackle Alex Barron. The Redskins cut Neil Rackers for Graham Gano and then picked up Billy Cundiff as noted above.

There were a couple of injuries that will affect a few teams. Tennessee lost a very capable return man in Marc Mariani to a broken leg and the Buccaneers had to put Guard Davin Joseph on Injured Reserve and DE Da’Quan Bowers to reserve/PUP list.

Meanwhile, in the AFC West:

The Broncos parted ways with Lonie paxton and Xavier Omon, two players many thought would make the team.

The Kansas City Chiefs released Jeremy Horne, Caleb Campbell, Shane Bannon, Tim Biere, Brandon Kinnie, Zeke Markshausen, Aaron Weaver, Justin Cheadle, Cam Hollland, Ethan Johnson, Dexter Heyman, Dominique Ellis, Jean Fanor and kicker Matt Szymanski.

Among the San Diego Chargers casualties were Roscoe Parrish, Jason Barnes, Taylor Embree, Phillip Payne, Eddie Brown, Nick Guess, Michael Hayes, Brad Taylor and Phil Trautwein. They also reached injury settlements with Garrett Brown and Michael Toudouze to finish their cuts.

The Raiders waived Korey Bosworth, Mason Brodine, Wayne Dorsey, Aaron Henry, Chaz Powell, Terrail Lambert, Thomas Mayo, DeAundre Muhammad, Kyle Newhall-Caballero, Manase Tonga, Rashawn Jackson and Ed Wang. They also snatched up Roscoe Parrish from the Chargers.

Out of all these players now searching for employment, I would make a case for Quan Cosby to return to Denver as their return man. Especially since the Broncos missed out on Roscoe Parrish. We all know that Denver is weak at the position. Jabar Gaffney anyone?

Well, those are my thoughts, What are yours?

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