NFL waiver wire tracker 2016: Which players were picked up?

We are just days away from kicking off the NFL season, but there are still some things that need to be taken care of. Now that training camp and the preseason are behind us, teams have had to cut their rosters down to just 53 players.

That means a handful of veterans and young guys are looking for work as they were handed their walking papers over the weekend. Some names are ones you’ve never heard of and never will hear again. Others are much more notable, as the likes of Manny Lawson, Dee Milliner and Bishop Sankey were all roster cut casualties.

As the saying goes though, one team’s trash is another team’s potential gold. Not everyone who was released will be signed to active rosters or practice squads. Some players will clear waivers and revert back to IR for the team that released them. That’s a case-by-case deal though, as the waiver frenzy is about as low-key exciting as it gets.

Here’s a look at what the waiver wire action ended up looking like, including players who cleared and signed as free agents:

The Titans cut former Huskies running back Bishop Sankey, which was a move that pleased Nil Belichick.

Former Alabama cornerback and first-round pick Dee Milliner went unclaimed on waivers and returns to the Jets. 

Stay tuned for more waiver wire transactions as they’re announced.

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