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James Harrison announced his retirement via facebook on Saturday, ESPN.com reports. "My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game," posted Harrison. "I have missed too many experiences with them because I devoted SO much time to my career. My love for the game isn't strong enough to make up for missing one more birthday or first day of school."

Impact

An undrafted free agent out of Kent State, Harrison played 10 seasons with Pittsburgh before joining Cincinnati last year. Despite a drop-off in performance in recent years, Harrison amassed an impressive 66 sacks and 29 forced fumbles during his career along with five Pro Bowls and an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

Aaron Murray has made the team as the third string quarterback, the Kansas City Star reports.

Impact

Murray was battling Tyler Bray for the third-string quarterback spot and was handed the spot following the news that Bray was placed on injured reserve. He shouldn't be a factor this season unless the Chiefs go through two quarterbacks.

Wes Welker (concussion) will increase his activity level in practice Monday as he continues to progress in the league's concussion protocol, ESPN reports.

Impact

Welker ran some routes in shorts and a T-shirt before Thursday's preseason game but did not play. He'll need to clear several benchmarks in the concussion protocol before he's cleared to play. We wouldn't rule him out for Week 1, but his status remains uncertain.

Rodney Smith (neck) has made Minnesota's final 53-man roster, ESPN reports.

Impact

Both Smith and Adam Thielen made the 53-man roster while Jerome Simpson serves a three-game suspension. However, one of the two is likely to be cut when Simpson returns.

Theilen (hip) has made Minnesota's final 53-man roster, ESPN reports.

Impact

Theilen will likely begin the season as the No. 4 receiver while Jerome Simpson serves a three-game suspension. Theilen left the final preseason game with a hip injury, but it's thought to be minor.

With the release of Chris Crocker and placement of Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, Robert Blanton appears to have won the starting strong safety job.

Impact

Blanton was in competition with Crocker and Kurt Coleman for the starting job, but both were released. However, the Vikings have not made an official announcement.

Zach Line (ankle) has made Minnesota's final 53-man roster, ESPN reports.

Impact

The Vikings surprisingly kept two fullbacks, so Line will likely be active on special teams.

Kendall James was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Impact

James, who was taken in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, is likely a candidate for the practice squad.

Chase Ford (foot) was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Impact

He was a surprise cut as he caught 11 balls for 133 yards last season. Perhaps he wasn't back from the broken foot he suffered early in the preseason.

Chris Crocker was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Impact

It's a surprising move as he was seen as perhaps the leading candidate to start at strong safety. With Crocker released, Robert Blanton will likely begin the season as the starter at strong safety.

Kurt Coleman was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

Impact

Coleman and Chris Crocker were surprise cuts as the Vikings kept younger players in the secondary.

Loucheiz Purifoy has made Indy's 53-man roster as the Colts elected to keep five cornerbacks, ESPN reports.

Impact

Purifoy had a strong preseason. He could find significant playing time in the secondary given that Greg Toler and LaRon Landry haven't been able to stay healthy.

Zurlon Tipton has made Indy's 53-man roster as the Colts elected to keep four running backs, ESPN reports.

Impact

He's fourth on the depth chart and will likely be on the roster bubble early in the season. Still, it's possible he could find a role with Ahmad Bradshaw returning from a neck injury and Trent Bradshaw continuing to underwhelm.

Da'Rick Rogers has made Indy's 53-man roster as the Colts elected to keep six wide receivers, ESPN reports.

Impact

Rogers is likely sixth on the depth chart. He didn't have a great training camp and didn't help himself by receiving an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for kicking the ball into the stands after scoring a touchdown in the final preseason game. Still, Rogers has the size and talent to succeed in the NFL, and he showed potential while recording 14 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns in just five games last season.

Weslye Saunders was released by the Colts, ESPN reports.

Impact

Saunders could be back in the NFL as he was released last summer and later re-signed in October.

Andrew Jackson was released by the Colts, ESPN reports.

Impact

The 2014 sixth-round pick could land on the practice squad.

David Paulson was a casualty of the Steelers' final roster cuts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Impact

With fullback Will Johnson likely to take some snaps at tight-end this season Paulson, who played in 32 games the past two seasons and started nine, became expendable, as was seventh-round draft pick Rob Blanchflower. Heath Miller will start, with Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth serving as back-ups.

Phillip Hunt was released by the Colts, ESPN reports.

Impact

He was trying to come back from a torn ACL suffered last August.

Chandler Harnish was released by the Colts, ESPN reports.

Impact

The Colts elected not to keep three quarterbacks on the roster. He'll likely end up on Indy's practice squad.

Delano Howell (neck) was waived/injured, ESPN reports.

Impact

While his neck injury isn't thought to be career-ending, he won't play this season. He'll likely land on injured reserve if unclaimed by another team.