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19 Tar Heels Named to NFL 53-Man Rosters


Saturday was the deadline for NFL teams to cut their rosters down to 53 players for the opening week of the season. 19 Tar Heels made the cut and 10 survived until the final week of preseason before being let go. Players not making a roster will become free agents or potentially be named to the practice squad. Here's who's in and who's out to start the season:

Named to NFL Rosters:

Arizona Cardinals: S , RB

Baltimore Ravens: OL

Buffalo Bills: C

Carolina Panthers: RB (IR), DE , S , LB

Chicago Bears: QB

Cincinnati Bengals: RB

Detroit Lions: DT

Indianapolis Colts: TE

Miami Dolphins: DE

New York Giants: LB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB

Philadelphia Eagles: WR

Pittsburgh Steelers: WR

Seattle Seahawks: DT

Washington Redskins: LB

NFL Roster Cuts:

Arizona Cardinals: WR , CB

Buffalo Bills: WR

Carolina Panthers: WR

Kansas City Chiefs: OT

Miami Dolphins: LB

New Orleans Saints: WR , OL

Pittsburgh Steelers: OL

San Francisco 49ers: G

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