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Bengals Bites (9/7) - Most Surprising Cuts

Who were the most surprising cuts this past weekend? Should Tim Tebow be on an NFL roster?

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Five most surprising NFL roster cuts | Larry Brown Sports
NFL teams were required to trim their rosters from 75 players to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, leaving many young hopefuls and struggling veterans without a job heading into Week 1. Many former stars were let go, including former Super Bowl champion WR Hakeem Nicks, two-time Pro Bowler CB Tim Jennings and former first-round pick QB Christian Ponder. Hundreds of players were released this past weekend, but some were more surprising than others.

Three teams that should consider signing Tim Tebow
After a somewhat impressive preseason, Tebow still could have a chance to play with another NFL team that currently is in need of quarterback depth. Here are a few teams that don’t exactly boast the most enticing lineup of backup quarterbacks and should therefore consider giving Tebow a chance.

Sio Moore takes shot at Raiders after being traded? | Larry Brown Sports
The Oakland Raiders traded linebacker Sio Moore to the Indianapolis Colts on Friday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. The 25-year-old didn’t seem thrilled with the way his former team handled the divorce.

Most vested veterans may have to wait a little while to be signed | ProFootballTalk
Every year at this time, NFL teams jettison plenty of "vested veterans" -- players with four or more years of service. It happens in part because the players are no longer good enough to win roster spots. It also happens because vested veterans have special protections if on the Week One roster.

Nick Saban’s comments about Miami send a message to the NFL | ProFootballTalk
So the guy who insisted he wasn't going to be the Alabama coach would have remained the Miami coach if Drew Brees had become a Dolphin instead of a Saint.

Reggie Wayne reportedly asked for his release, didn't think Patriots were fun | Larry Brown Sports
Reggie Wayne was released by the New England Patriots on Saturday less than two weeks after he signed with the team. Reports say the former longtime Colts receiver asked for his release.