Associated Press photo by STEVE NESIUS -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps fumbles after being hit by Washington Redskins defensive tackle Clifton Geathers during an Aug. 28 preseason game. The Bucs cut Demps on Saturday.

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons reached the 53-man roster limit by cutting 10 players, including 2014 draft picks Ricardo Allen and Travian Robertson.

Allen, a cornerback, was a fifth-round pick from Purdue. Robertson, a defensive tackle, was a seventh-rounder from South Carolina.

Receivers Jeremy Ebert and Bernard Reedy were included among Saturday’s cuts. The team reached an injury settlement with a third receiver, Geraldo Boldewijn.


RB Demps, S Wright among cuts: Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps and veteran safety Major Wright were among the Buccaneers’ final cuts.

Coach Lovie Smith trimmed the roster to the 53-player limit Saturday, releasing Wright and defensive lineman Ronald Talley and waiving Demps, quarterback Mike Kafka and four other players.

Demps made his NFL debut last year, appearing in two games after joining the Bucs following the close of his track and field season. He was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic 4x100 relay team that won a silver medal at London, and initially entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New England.

Unable to obtain a full-time commitment from Demps, the Patriots traded him to Tampa Bay in exchange for LeGarrette Blount in April 2013.


WR King among departures: The Panthers trimmed their roster to 53 players by cutting Tavarres King, the only wide receiver remaining from last season’s roster.

The Panthers also cut running back Darrin Reeves, fullback Mike Zordich, wide receiver Marcus Lucas and offensive linemen Chris Scott, Andrew McDonald, Derek Dennis and Kevin Hughes.

Former LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis was also cut.