UNDATED (AP) - Tim Tebow has survived the New England Patriots' mandatory roster cut to 75 players. The third-string quarterback faces another hurdle when all NFL teams must reduce their rosters on Saturday to the regular-season limit of 53.
Tebow is expected to see considerable playing time Thursday night against the New York Giants in the Patriots' final exhibition game. He played poorly in the first two games and did not play in the third.
Among the cuts from around the league;
- Seattle has put receiver Percy Harvin on the reserve physically unable to perform list. He will miss the first six weeks of the season.
- Titans veteran receiver Kevin Walter will miss the first six weeks of the season recovering from back surgery in July. The Titans moved the receiver to the physically unable to perform list to trim the roster to the 75-man limit.
- Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will miss at least the first six weeks of the season while he recovers from an ankle injury.
- Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff will miss at least the first six games of the season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list with hamstring and groin injuries. Ratliff missed offseason workouts and training camp after sports hernia surgery late last season.
-The Lions have released Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland. He became an Internet sensation after producing a YouTube video with a lot of quirky trick shots. The Lions signed the Norwegian in April 11 to give kicker David Akers some competition. Rugland made each of his three field goals during the preseason.
- The Jets have released kicker Billy Cundiff and signed Dan Carpenter to compete with incumbent Nick Folk.
Today is the deadline for NFL rosters to be cut down to a 75-man limit.