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When the Chiefs decided to bring in Nick Foles, that put Aaron Murray's job on the hot seat. Kansas City also has Tyler Bray in the mix as well. Murray was a fifth round draft pick back in 2014 out of Georgia and could get some interest as a low-cost backup. Teams could just wait it out because he'll likely be waived if a deal cannot be done.
The Bengals made a statement by releasing Brandon Tate, they are looking to go younger. Tate has been a key part of their special teams and has even worked with the first-team offense at times during the preseason. Tate should be able to find a new home.
Werner played in just 10 games for the Colts in 2015, and did not start once. Jacksonville is not exactly brimming with talent on defense, and if Werner couldn't catch on there, his chances of finding a new team are not great.
Reader, a fifth-round pick out of Clemson, is the backup, and perhaps heir apparent to Vince Wilfork. Reader has a chance to be part of Houston's defensive line rotation right away now that the concussion is behind him.
Janikowski was 21st in fantasy scoring among kickers last season, and while an improved offense would likely help his production, there is little reason to draft Janikowski in most leagues. Janikowski made 21 of 26 field-goal attempts in 2015 and 38 of 39 extra point tries.
Dye started five of the ten games he played with the Bucs last season, catching 11 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Dye is expected to miss four weeks with a hamstring injury, and he could sign with the Bucs or another team when he is closer to returning.
Mike Glennon's status as Jameis Winston's backup appears safe, and the Buccaneers will likely carry three quarterbacks to begin the season. Griffin could be insurance in case Glennon walks in free agency after the season.