The NFL’s 32 teams have reduced their rosters to 75 and three key international players, receivers Anthony Dable from France (New York Giants) and Germany’s Moritz Boehringer (Minnesota Vikings) along with defensive tackle Adam Gotsis of Australia (Denver Broncos) all survived the first day of cuts.
With the final round of preseason games Thursday September 1, the final cutdown day for teams to trim rosters to the 53 active players allowed is Saturday September 3.
The most notable international player released was Bjoern Werner from Germany, who was let go by the Jacksonville Jaguars, ironically on his birthday. This was Werner’s fourth season in the league. The former Florida State defensive end/linebacker from Berlin, Germany and first round draft pick with the Indianapolis Colts had spent three years with the Colts before signing with the Jaguars earlier this season.
This Thursday September 1, Dable’s Giants will play the New England Patriots. The Patriots feature two German stars in Sebastian Vollmer and Markus Kuhn. The Minnesota Vikings with Boehringer will host the Los Angeles Rams while Gotsis and the Denver Broncos will take on the Arizona Cardinals.