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NFL Release Tracker: Keeping tabs of players around the league who have been cut

The looming salary cap dip has teams cutting some big name players entering the new league year. We are keeping tabs on who is now available.

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The new NFL league year begins on March 17th, and that is when teams need to be compliant with the 2021 salary cap. What is that number? No one knows at the moment, but teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have to find a way to get under whatever cap number is presented to all 32 organizations.

One way of getting cap compliant is to release players who might have inflated salary cap his. For the Steelers, players like Joe Haden, Vince Williams and David DeCastro have been talking points for potential cap casualties, and other NFL teams are having the same conversations as they prepare for the next season.

Already, several teams have let players go, and this is where the NFL Release Tracker comes in. We wanted to have a one stop shop for you to see some big name players who have been released from their team. Be sure to check back early and often to see updates on the latest players who will be looking for a new home.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the new league year, NFL Free Agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.

(Editor’s Note: The updates will come at the TOP of the list, not the bottom.)

The Los Angeles Chargers have released Trai Turner

The Detroit Lions are cutting former Steelers TE Jesse James

Detroit Lions planning on parting ways with DB Justin Coleman

Kansas City Chiefs to cut both of their start tackles

New Orleans Saints continue to gut their roster, releasing DB Janoris Jenkins

The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals release players

New York Giants releasing G Kevin Zeitler

Tennessee Titans expected to release S Kenny Vaccaro

Buffalo Bills releasing WR John Brown and DL Quinton Jefferson

New Orleans Saints expected to cut WR Emmanuel Sanders

New Orleans Saints planning on releasing LB Kwon Alexander

Falcons are cutting ties with guard James Carpenter

Las Vegas Raiders releasing DB Lamarcus Joyner

Detroit Lions release C Russell Bodine and LB Christian Jones

New York Giants release WR Cody Core

Seattle Seahawks releasing DT Carlos Dunlap

Minnesota Vikings planning on cutting ties with CB Chris Jones

Chicago Bears preparing to release OT Bobby Massie

Cincinnati Bengals cut B.J. Finney

Minnesota Vikings release Tae Hayes and Condrea Tankersley

The Washington Football Team cut ties with Alex Smith

Detroit Lions to release CB Desmond Trufant

Several NFL teams make veteran roster cuts

Seattle Seahawks to release WR Josh Gordon

New York Giants release Golden Tate

Saints release TE Jared Cook and TE Josh Hill

New York Jets release Henry Anderson

Chicago Bears releasing CB Buster Skrine

Minnesota Vikings release TE Kyle Rudolph

Miami Dolphins to release LB Kyle Van Noy

Houston Texans release DB Brandon Williams and waive DB Mark Fields