Thursday (2/9) the Vegas Vipers ended up cutting 19 players to slim their roster size down to 51 before Friday. 16 of the 19 players were drafted either via the draft back in November of 2022 or the supplemental draft on New Years day.
Releases On Offense:
WR: Saeed Blacknall (Drafted: Round 10, Pick 76)
WR: Cyrus Holder (Supplemental Draft)
WR: Mustaqueem Williams (Undrafted)
WR: Devion Clayton (Undrafted)
OL: Avery Young (Drafted: Round 8, Pick 61)
OL: Tre Johnson (Drafted: Round 10, Pick 77)
OL: Fernando Frye (Drafted: Round 11, Pick 84)
Releases On Defense:
DL: Tyran Dixon (Supplemental Draft)
LB: Emmanuel Beal (Supplemental Draft)
LB: Cecil Cherry (Supplemental Draft)
LB: Wes Bowers (Supplemental Draft)
CB: Jameson Houston (Drafted: Round 2, Pick 9)
DB: Nick Pickett (Drafted: Round 6, Pick 41)
CB: Stephen Roberts (Drafted: Round 11, Pick 88)
CB: Trey Dickerson (Supplemental Draft)
CB: Najee Reams (Undrafted)
Jameson Houston, Saeed Blacknall, and Avery Young are the most surprising cuts amongst fans due to Jameson Houston being such a high overall pick. Saeed was a former XFL wide receiver back in 2020. Offensive tackle Avery Young, a veteran, was also expected to be a possible starter for the Vipers.
Now that rosters are down to 51 the Vipers are looking to start the season off with a bang in Week 1 (Feb. 18th/ 3 PM ET/ ABC) vs The Renegades in Arlington. Vegas posted the roster on their twitter earlier on Thursday as well and look to be finished with making moves for now.
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