Not everyone who got cut this preseason was as lucky as Mark Sanchez, who was released by Denver on Saturday and snatched up by Dallas almost as soon as the news was announced.
Some other notable names are out of a job after cutdown day in the NFL ... at least until the next needy team comes calling. Here are the 10 biggest names who got cut this preseason.
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The Jets waived the 2013 first-round pick along with tight end Jace Amaro on Saturday.
Milliner, drafted ninth overall out of Alabama, has been limited by injuries; he played in just eight games the past two seasons. He'll join the Jets' IR if he clears waivers. Amaro, a second-round pick, missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.
The Ravens running back was a Pro Bowler in 2014 with a career-high 1,266 yards, but broke his arm in Week 11 last year. Baltimore cut the 30-year-old Saturday, reportedly saving $3 million and presumably giving the starting job to third-year back Terrance West. But there are reports the Ravens are trying to re-sign Forsett.
The Broncos cut Sanchez on Saturday, clearing the way for the six-year veteran to sign with the Cowboys. Sanchez was signed by Denver earlier this offseason and given every opportunity to take over for Peyton Manning and start for the Super Bowl champs. But the 29-year-old failed to impress in training camp and the preseason, and the Broncos gave the starting job to Trevor Siemian, despite the fact he has one snap of regular-season experience. By the end of the preseason, Sanchez was third-string behind rookie Paxton Lynch.
The Broncos reportedly tried to trade Sanchez but found no takers for his one-year, $4.5 million contract. By releasing him, they save $3.5 million and won't have to send a seventh-round draft pick to Philadelphia, where Sanchez spent the past two seasons. They also freed up a roster spot and signed another QB, Austin Davis, to a one-year deal.
The Packers cut the three-time Pro Bowl guard as the team faces some tough decisions, with both left tackle David Bakhtiari and left guard T.J. Lang due to become free agents after the season. Sitton started 112 of the Packers' 121 games the past eight years and was in the final year of a $33.75 million extension.
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The New York Giants waived the third-year running back on Saturday. He was the team's leading rusher as a rookie in 2014 with 721 yards and seven TDs, but saw his production dip last year as the Giants rotated backs. Still, he was their second-leading rusher in the preseason.
Williams tweeted: "I believe I am the healthiest hardest working running back not on an active roster now so I'll wait."
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Hillman led the Broncos in rushing last year with 863 yards and seven TDs, but C.J. Anderson outplayed him in the Super Bowl and got a four-year, $18 million deal. Hillman, meanwhile, was beaten out for a spot by rookie Devontae Booker and practice squad player Kapri Bibbs.
"Ronnie was a guy that did a lot of good things for us. We just thought that with Kapri we were probably in better shape with what he could do on special teams," John Elway told reporters.
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The Rams released the veteran linebacker Saturday, ending the happy homecoming for the L.A. native and former UCLA star, who started 11 games last season. "Hard Knocks" favorites Ian Seau, Eric Kush, Austin Hill and Paul McRoberts were also waived.
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Mark Sanchez wasn't the only former USC quarterback who was cut Saturday. Barkley was waived by the Cardinals after failing to impress in the preseason. Among other QBs cut: K.C.'s Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan, and Detroit's Jake Rudock.
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The 28-year-old wide receiver was cut by the Texans on Saturday after just one season in Houston. Shorts racked up receptions for four years in Jacksonville, but saw his production dip last year while working with several QBs. With several young receivers in the fold, Houston went with a youth movement.
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The Cardinals cut the 27-year-old linebacker, who started 62 games for the Chargers over the past five seasons.