Backup QBs McCown, Rosenfels, Hoyer, Wallace cut
_Fullback Rock Cartwright of the San Francisco 49ers.
_Long-time defensive end Jacques Cesaire and veteran fullback Jacob Hester of the San Diego Chargers.
_Kicker John Kasay, 42, and veteran receiver Greg Camarillo of the New Orleans Saints.
The 31-year-old Wallace spent two seasons with the Browns, who acquired him in a 2011 trade from Seattle, where he played for Browns President Mike Holmgren. Wallace started seven games for Cleveland.
Kafka, a fourth-round pick in 2010, appeared in four games last year. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards with two interceptions. Kafka played in one preseason game this summer before breaking his non-throwing hand.
“There was great competition at the quarterback position,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “That’s what football and training camp is all about. In the end, we had to make the difficult decision to let Mike Kafka go. Mike is a class act, a student of the game and a great person and I think he’ll have no problem finding a job in the National Football League very soon.”
Branch tweeted: “Truly thankful for all the support from everybody. I Love You guys (hash)LovePeaceandHappiness.”
He won two rings with the Patriots and tied a Super Bowl record with 11 catches for 133 yards against Philadelphia when he was voted MVP in 2005. He was the first receiver to win the honor since San Francisco’s Jerry Rice in 1989.
McCown was coaching quarterbacks at a North Carolina high school and hadn’t taken an NFL snap since 2009 when the Bears signed him last November with Jay Cutler sidelined by a broken right thumb. McCown appeared in three games, starting two, but the Bears have Jason Campbell as their No. 2 QB.
It was not a good day for Alphonso Smith _ either of them. The Arizona Cardinals‘ running back and his namesake, the Detroit Lions’ defensive back, both failed to make their teams.
Former Baylor player Robert Griffin was cut. No, not that one.
Among the Jets’ cuts was tackle Robert T. Griffin, who blocked for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III at Baylor and was New York’s sixth-round draft pick. He is not related to the Redskins quarterback chosen No. 2 overall in the draft.
Of course, in this day and age, the final cuts are never really final. Teams will be tweaking their rosters over the weekend and well beyond.