NFL Notes: Several teams make roster cuts

NFL Notes: Several teams make roster cuts
February 19, 2013, 9:00 pm
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With the NFL Combine this weekend, much attention has been on the upcoming draft. With the No. 4 pick, the Eagles' Howie Roseman is optimistic despite lack of high-end draft talent (see story).

In preparation for the Combine and draft, Mike Mayock discusses the Eagles needs and what they could do with the No. 4 pick (see story).

Here is a look at the news around the league:

Jets cut several players
The New York Jets began dumping salaries on Tuesday in order to comply with next season's salary cap.

The Jets cut linebacker Calvin Pace, safety Eric Smith and tackle Jason Smith, in addition to waiving tight end Josh Baker, per ProFootballTalk.

Pace had 55 tackles and three sacks last season, while Eric Smith totaled 16 tackles and an interception.

Later on Tuesday, the Jets also released linebacker Bart Scott.

Scott played in 15 games last season registering 36 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and an interception.

Chiefs cut Breaston, Boss
The Kansas City Chiefs released two offensive players on Tuesday.

The team announced on its website (via ProFootballTalk) that wide receiver Steve Breaston and tight end Kevin Boss were no longer members of the team.

Breaston played in 26 games the past two seasons with the Chiefs. He totaled 68 receptions for 859 yards and two touchdowns.

Boss played in just two games last year before being put on Injured Reserve with a head injury. He tallied three catches and a touchdown.

Saints get rid of two
The New Orleans Saints made two roster moves on Tuesday, releasing tight end David Thomas and waiving cornerback Johnny Patrick, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune (via ProFootballTalk).

Thomas had 11 receptions last season for 86 yards and four touchdowns, while Patrick totaled 25 tackles.