Cowboys Cut Seven Players Including WR Devin Smith

According to Todd Archer, the Dallas Cowboys have waived or released seven players on Wednesday. 

The full list includes:

  1. QB Clayton Thorson
  2. OL Adam Redmond
  3. WR Devin Smith
  4. OT Pace Murphy
  5. TE Charlie Taumoepeau
  6. OT Mitch Hyatt (injured)
  7. OT Wyatt Miller (injured)

Should Hyatt or Miller clear waivers on Thursday, they would revert to the injured reserve list. 

Thorson spent last season on the practice squad and would be a candidate to return there. Redmond was injured last season. 

Smith, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He was in the final year of his four-year, $5.872 million rookie contract that includes $3.667 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season when the Jets waived him.

Smith caught on with the Cowboys on a futures deal for 2019 and again earlier this year. 

Since entering the NFL, Smith has suffered two torn ACLs.

In 2019, Smith was limited to appearing in just four games and caught five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Thorson, 25, was selected in the fifth round by the Eagles in 2019 out of Northwestern. He signed a four-year, $2,793,320 contract and was set to make a base salary of $495,000 when the Eagles waived him coming out of the preseason.

The Cowboys later signed Thorson to their practice squad. Dallas brought him back on a futures deal earlier this year. 

During his four-year college career at Northwestern, Thorson threw for 10,731 yards while completing 58.4 percent of his passes to go along with 61 touchdowns and 45 interceptions over the course of 53 games. 

Redmond, 26, wound up going undrafted out of Harvard back in 2016. He later signed on with the Colts and spent over a year in Indianapolis before eventually being added to the Bills’ practice squad.

Redmond returned to Buffalo the following year on a futures contract before later being claimed by the Cowboys. Dallas placed him on injured reserve last November with a back injury. He re-signed with the team this offseason. 

For his career, Redmond has appeared in 14 games, but has yet to make a start.

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