Which big-name players didn't make the cut this season? Take a look.NFL teams were required to cut their rosters from 75 down to 53 players on Saturday, and in the scrum of waiver claims that followed even more players were released. Read on for a quick summary of the biggest names in the NFL that were cut or moved to IR following the conclusion of the preseason*. - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks – Banks had an amazing story entering the league -- he was falsely accused of rape, ending a promising college career, and spent six years in prison before being acquitted. Banks definitely has a chance of being picked up elsewhere. Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb – Kolb was in the mix to be a starter and looked to have a good chance of opening the season before an injury sent him to injured reserve. Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen – A former second-round pick and starter, Clausen never looked comfortable running an NFL offense. Cincinnati Bengals fullback John Connor – The man dubbed ‘The Terminator’, who has featured twice on the HBO Hard Knocks series, was made another example of the declining role of fullbacks in the NFL. Chicago Bears tackle J’Marcus Webb – Webb was a multi-year starter for a pretty hopeless Bears offensive line. It’s good news for the Bears that they have the faith in their current starters. Cleveland Browns wide receiver David Nelson – A mildly surprising cut as Cleveland have to go without starter Josh Gordon, who is suspended for the first two games. Nelson previously had success with the Bills, but wasn’t able to make a Cleveland roster weak at receiver. Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young – The former first overall choice has bounced around the league in recent years and was thought to have a real chance to win the backup job in Green Bay, but was added late to the roster and couldn’t grasp the offense quickly enough. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Marcus Trufant – One of three Trufant brothers in the NFL, Marcus spent the bulk of his solid career in Seattle, but was let go following the emergence of Richard Sherman, and couldn't make the Jag's roster either. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki – Just two years ago Moeaki was a very promising young tight end with a big frame in the mould of Rob Gronkowski. However, a knee injury stalled his process and he couldn’t get back to his previous potential. New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow – A polarising figure in the NFL who was one of the greatest college players of all time, Tebow cannot seem to stick with any NFL team given his lack of throwing accuracy. This may be the end of Tebow’s playing career in the NFL. New Orleans Saints receiver Courtney Roby – One of many speed receivers in New Orleans, Roby’s point of difference was his kick return skills, but he didn’t show anything in the preseason to keep his spot. New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy – Most famous for his comments after the 2011 season condemning the attitude of fellow Jets, McElroy was the odd man out in a confusing quarterback battle in training camp. Philadelphia Eagles guard Danny Watkins – Another former first round pick, Watkins was never able to live up to his hype and will go down as a terrible pick by the Eagles. Pittsburgh Steelers runningback Jonathan Dwyer – Despite rookie Le’Veon Bell missing half the season with a Lisfranc injury, the Steelers cut Dwyer, who started games for them last season and looked to hold at least the backup spot. One wonders if more than talent had something to do with this move. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Austin Collie – Now a few years removed from his heyday in Indianapolis, Collie isn’t able to stick with any team in the NFL due to his tendency to be often injured. Will likely get a shot again next year. Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson – A quarterback in college, and one of the most entertaining men in the NFL off the field, Robinson was a big part of the success in the ‘Hawks running game last season. A high salary is likely the reason for his release. *As of September 3. - Which cuts surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments.