Every NFL team has officially cut its roster down to 53 players.
Plenty of moves were made before the cut-down deadline as teams try to make trades for some players they might cut.
As with most years, there have been some surprise cuts that no one saw coming.
Some teams are making procedural moves where they cut a player and then immediately sign him back after putting someone on the injured reserve.
With plenty of players released on Tuesday, here are three of the most surprising.
Kellen Mond, Quarterback
The Minnesota Vikings made a surprise move by releasing their third-round draft pick from the 2021 NFL Draft.
Kellen Mond was drafted 66th overall and did not impress the Vikings in his first two offseasons with the team.
But, a third-round draft pick is a premium selection, and letting a QB walk only one year after drafting him is strange.
Minnesota had to know Mond was going to be a project, meaning he would need a few years to develop.
The Vikings were not interested in continuing to develop Mond behind Kirk Cousins.
The #Vikings are waiving QB Kellen Mond, per source.
A third-round pick out of Texas A&M in 2021, Mond had a lot of fans in the pre-draft process. But he struggled in preseason action and Minnesota's new regime traded for Nick Mullens recently. Now, Mond heads to waivers.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 30, 2022
Mond was inconsistent in this past preseason; against the Raiders in Week 1 he completed nine of 14 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
But, in Week 2 against the 49ers, he struggled to complete only 10 of 20 passes for 82 yards and two interceptions.
The Vikings brought in new head coach Kevin O’Connell from the Rams.
The new coach did not think Mond would work in his system.
Either way, it is rare to see a team give up on a third-round draft pick so soon, but that is what Minnesota decided to do.
Tyler Johnson, Wide Receiver
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Tyler Johnson in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
They have decided to release him after two seasons with the team.
Part of the problem for Johnson is that the Bucs are loaded at wide receiver.
Tampa has invested heavily in wide receivers in the draft and via free agency over recent years.
It appears the problem for Johnson is his youth and an overload at the position.
While it did not work out in Tampa Bay, Johnson should have a strong market from wide receiver needy teams.
Tyler Johnson was released by the Buccaneers.
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He is good enough to play on many teams.
Just not the one that goes seven deep at wide receiver.
Marlon Mack, Running Back
Earlier in the offseason, Marlon Mack was expected to be the starting running back in Houston.
But, after drafting Dameon Pierce in the fourth round, the Texans believe they have found their RB of the future.
Mack is coming off of an Achilles injury that he suffered in Week 1 of 2020.
Yet, two years removed he has seemingly never gotten back to his healthy self.
The running back is still only 26 years old and he has 567 rush attempts in five NFL seasons.
Mack may be able to latch on with an RB-needy team, but if he can not beat out a fourth-round rookie it is far to wonder what he has left.
The former fourth-round pick will now be searching for his third team in six NFL seasons.