We’ve finally reached the end of offseason activities following the conclusion of the preseason, and we’re ready to get on to some real football. Unfortunately for hundreds of NFL players, this also means that final cuts are coming and they could very well be out of a job. Playing in the NFL is a dream shared by many, and achieved by few.
Teams currently have 75 players on their roster, and must trim an additional 22 players to arrive at the 53 man roster limit by 4 pm on Saturday. The Ravens wasted no time earlier in the week getting from 90 to 75 as they made all the necessary moves a full day ahead of that deadline.
And we don’t expect them to wait until the last minute in this case either. While there are quite a few players that have made this a difficult situation for the decision makers, the team likely already knows who it is going to keep. A handful of those who get the axe will make it to the practice squad, if another team doesn’t claim them on waivers first.
So who will survive the final wave of cuts? Here is our full on Baltimore Ravens projected final roster for 2014.