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NFL Notes - Roster Cut Edition

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Byron Leftwich, QB, FA - As expected, the Jaguars cut QB Byron Leftwich a day after they named David Garrard their starting QB.  A team spokesman said of the move: "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out".  OK, not really.  But the man who was once considered the key to the franchise certainly fell from grace quickly.  He'll turn up somewhere though, possibly Atlanta or St. Louis.

Kenton Keith, RB, Indianapolis - Not satisfied with having the obscure DeDe Dorsey as the backup to RB Joseph Addai, the Colts cut Dorsey in favor of the even more obscure Kenton Keith. Keith is a free agent out of New Mexico State who's never had an NFL carry.   Wonderful.   He may get 50 carries or so this season, but  isn't worth anything other than as a handcuff for Addai owners.

Kevin Jones, RB, Detroit - After announving earlier in the week that Jones would start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, the Lions have changed their minds and said that he won't be on the list, instead he'll start the season on the 53-man roster.   Keeping off the PUP list allows Jones to participate in team practices which is the benefit the Lions want from this move.   He'll have almost zero fantasy value for the first six weeks of the season anyway, so from a fantasy perspective this is a bad choice.  What's more likely, that Jones will improve significantly after six weeks of light practice or that he'll aggravate the injury?  The Lions must really have faith in Tatum Bell, huh?

Matt Prater, K, Atlanta - Former Cowboy and Saint Billy Cundiff was cut in favor of Prater, another guy with no NFL experience.  He's a low end fantasy kicker, at least until we know how the Falcons offense performs.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, FA -- The Rams said goodbye to backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick yesterday. The Harvard grad didn't have any fantasy value, the only reason I'm bringing it up is because he holds a special place in recent fantasy football lore: On December 11th, 2005 he threw five interceptions in a single game.