NFL players already finding new homes in wake of roster cuts

Even though NFL teams were required to reach the 53-man roster limit Saturday, many were still making moves during Labor Day weekend with so many players suddenly available.

Here is a team-by-team look at the players who have already found new employment:

KR/WR Devin Hester, Ravens: Former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds failed to stick as a converted receiver/returner, so Baltimore is turning to Hester, arguably the best kick returner in league history, per multiple reports.

RB Andre Williams, Chargers: After spending two years with the Giants, the former Boston College star was claimed by the Chargers, who lost backup RB Branden Oliver to an Achilles injury in preseason. Williams' shortcomings as a receiver mean he likely won't play much behind Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead unless Gordon is injured.

WR Justin Hunter, Dolphins: A former second-round pick who didn't make it with Tennessee, Hunter was picked up by Miami but could struggle to get playing time with players like Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker in front of him.

RB Bishop Sankey, Patriots: The first back drafted two years ago (by the Titans) resurfaces in deep storage on the New England practice squad, per ESPN. The Pats tend to cycle through backs quickly, but Sankey could get an opportunity with no one really entrenched.

TE Jace Amaro, Titans: A second-round pick of the Jets in 2014, Amaro clashed with former coach Rex Ryan in the media, then missed all of 2015 on injured reserve. The former Texas Tech playmaker will now try to revive his career by learning behind Delanie Walker in Nashville.

QB Jeff Driskel, Bengals: A sixth-round pick of the 49ers this year, Driskel lands on an active roster after all but behind Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron.

All of Sunday's NFL waiver claims

Atlanta Falcons: WR Taylor Gabriel

Buffalo Bills: RB Dan Vitale

Carolina Panthers: DE Lavar Edwards

Chicago Bears: G/C Eric Kush, DB Cre'von LeBlanc

Cincinnati Bengals: QB Jeff Driskel

Cleveland Browns: RB George Atkinson, DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB Marcus Burley, DE Tyrone Holmes, LB Corey Lemonier

Detroit Lions: LB Thurston Armbrister

Green Bay Packers: RB Jhurell Pressley

Indianapolis Colts: DB Matthias Farley, DB Neiko Thorpe

Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Arthur Brown, DB Marqueston Huff

Kansas City Chiefs: LB Sam Barrington, T Bryan Witzmann

Miami Dolphins: WR Justin Hunter

New York Giants: DT Robert Thomas

New York Jets: TE Braedon Bowman, TE Brian Parker, RB Troymaine Pope, DB Darryl Roberts

Philadelphia Eagles: DB Terrence Brooks, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, WR Bryce Treggs

San Diego Chargers: DB Pierre Desir, DT Caraun Reid, RB Andre Williams

Seattle Seahawks: DT Garrison Smith

Tennessee Titans: TE Jace Amaro

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