The first full week of the 2019 NFL preseason is in the books. That means fans are inching closer to regular-season games, while teams are still trying to sort out their final 53-man rosters.
Teams have to be down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 31, which will be a disappointing day for many NFL hopefuls and a difficult day for many team decision-makers. Figuring out the last few roster spots is never easy, as every team must release quality players.
Teams don't like to let good players go for free, which is one reason why the NFL trade market tends to pick up during the preseason.