Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) warms up on the sidelines in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Cuts: Tim Tebow and Notable Big Names to Lose Jobs

The NFL cut down day to 53 players was Saturday, and there were some big names to lose jobs along with the wealth of other talent set for the free-agency market.

Here are some of the biggest NFL names to lose jobs in the cut to 53.


Tim Tebow, New England Patriots quarterback: No shock here. Tebow is a big name, but a miserable quarterback and the Patriots only wanted to keep two at the spot.

Jonathan Dwyer, Pittsburgh Steelers running back: This is a strange one with rookie Le’Veon Bell hurt, but it makes sense if the coaching staff likes what it has in Baron Batch as a backup.

Vince Young, Green Bay Packers quarterback:  Young played well in the preseason, so it’s a bit of a shock to see him lose his gig this quickly. Is his career over?

Brian Banks, Atlanta Falcons linebacker: Hate to see this heartwarming story come to an end, but Atlanta has to do what is best for the team first.

Lance Ball, Denver Broncos running back: Looks like the Broncos only want to use two running backs in their committee in 2013.


Honorable Mentions: Antoine Winfield, Marvin Austin, Austin Collie


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