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NFL Roster Cuts: A Look Around The NFL

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There weren't a lot of surprises on the cuts from around the NFL, but there were a few interesting names to hit the street. There was also the news that former Packers RB Brandon Jackson's season is over due to a toe injury.

The biggest name was former Patriots S Brandon Meriweather, who's made it to the past two Pro Bowls despite getting benched by the Patriots last season. He's very well thought of around the league, by players and coaches who are not on his team. He quickly found a new home: with the Chicago Bears. Feel free to mock as necessary, but I doubt he'll start for them anyway.

I scanned the list at ESPN for any offensive lineman that might interest the Packers, and the only one that caught my eye was former Bills OL Geoff Hangartner. But I don't expect the Packers will look for a veteran if they are looking for more depth on the line. They'll probably bring some young guys in for a tryout and see if anyone shows potential.

A couple other Packer/Badger related cuts I noticed. Former Packer NT Colin Cole was overpaid by the Seahawks a couple years ago, and he's been released. I think injuries have nagged him the past couple years. RB Tyrell Sutton was a star for the Packers during the 2009 preseason, and he'd spent the past two seasons in Carolina until his release. Former Badger QB Scott Tolzien played a lot for the Chargers this preseason, and he appears bound for their practice squad. Colts WR Taj Smith was in camp for the Packers a couple years ago, and he was the Colts leading receiver this preseason, but that wasn't enough to help him stick with their team.