The Dallas Cowboys have placed safety Matt Johnson on season-ending injured reserve, deciding to keep their oft-injured fourth-round pick from last year.
Johnson was spared being cut as the Cowboys reduced their roster to 53 players Saturday. He has a left foot injury after spending all of last season on IR.
Quarterback Alex Tanney and rookie free-agent linebacker Brandon Magee, who got a $70,000 signing bonus, were among the cuts.
The other cuts were receivers Anthony Armstrong, Danny Coale and Tim Benford; running back Kendial Lawrence; defensive backs Sterling Moore, Jakar Hamilton, Xavier Brewer and Micah Pellerin; offensive linemen Edawn Coughman, Demetress Bell, Ray Dominguez and Kevin Kowalski; linebackers Taylor Reed, Cameron Lawrence and Caleb McSurdy; and defensive linemen Jerome Long, Jabari Fletcher, Thaddeus Gibson and Jason Vega.