NFL teams cut their roster to 53 men on Saturday, and a couple of notable players from the state of South Carolina found themselves on the chopping block. The New York Jets cut former Clemson Tiger Tajh Boyd and the Cleveland Browns let former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw go as well.
With Boyd let go, New York will have just two quarterbacks on the roster: Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
Rex Grossman will begin the season as Cleveland’s third quarterback behind starter Brian Hoyer and backup Johnny Manziel. Grossman recently signed with the Browns, who are hoping he can help Hoyer and Manziel with the team’s new offensive system. Grossman spent time in Washington with Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Grossman made his debut Thursday night against Chicago, completing 4 of 8 passes.
“Rex is a veteran, he’s played in this system, he’s good for the guys in the (quarterback) room, and he also showed that he can still throw it,” Pettine said. “And that’s the most important thing. He can still play.”
Players who found a place on a team’s 53-man roster included, Bashaud Breeland (Clemson)
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