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Bills’ Jackson, Lions’ Broyles among NFL cuts

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Longtime Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson and Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles were among the cuts Monday as NFL teams must reduce their roster to 75 by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Jackson, 34, started nine games for the Bills last season, rushing for 525 yards on 141 carries. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent from Coe College but logged carries in NFL Europe and Arena Football before he broke through with the Bills.

Broyles, the Lions’ 2012 second-round pick out of Oklahoma, had three injury-filled seasons with the Lions. He tore his left ACL during his final season with the Sooners, and then he tore his right ACL during his rookie year with the Lions and tore the Achilles tendon in his left leg in 2013. He returned before the 2014 season but played sparingly throughout the season, with just two receptions for 25 yards.

Among the trades on Monday, the Denver Broncos sent tackle Chris Clark to the Houston Texans for a seventh-round pick in the 2016 draft.

Clark, who is entering his sixth NFL season, started seven games for the Broncos last season. He started 14 games in 2013.

The Broncos also released veteran linebacker Reggie Walker, along with backup quarterback Zac Dysert.

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a trade aimed at slowing a revolving door at place kicker, acquiring Josh Scobee from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Garrett Hartley, signed as a free agent to replace Shaun Suisham (ACL), was injured in Saturday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Suisham tore his ACL in the preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded tight end Tim Wright to the Lions in exchange for kicker Kyle Brindza.

Wright, who originally entered the NFL in 2013 as a college free agent with Tampa Bay, re-joined the Bucs this offseason after being waived by the New England Patriots in June. He had 26 receptions for 259 yards and six touchdowns in his only season in New England.

Brindza is a rookie out of Notre Dame, who entered the NFL with Detroit this offseason. During the preseason, Brindza has made all three of his field-goal attempts.

The Indianapolis Colts released veteran guard Donald Thomas. The Colts signed Thomas, 29, to a four-year, $14 million contract in 2013 but he had a history of injury problems. He tore his right quad and left biceps in Week 2 in 2013, causing him to miss the rest of the season. Thomas’ 2014 season ended when he tore the same quad in training camp.

The Cincinnati Bengals cut wide receiver Denarius Moore, who signed as an unrestricted free agent after four years with the Oakland Raiders. He played in Cincinnati’s first three preseason games, with a 30-yard reception.


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