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Washington Redskins quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens defensive end Bronson Kaufusi in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

NFL cutdown weekend hit Utah ties hard this year, including several players who were drafted in recent years.

Former BYU and Timpview High defensive end Bronson Kaufusi was waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. He was a third-round pick by the team in 2016 and had 10 tackles and two sacks in the team’s preseason finale Thursday but had otherwise failed to make a strong impression after having an injury land him on injured reserve his rookie season.

In 2017, the Utes had a program-record eight players taken in the NFL draft. This weekend, five of those players — offensive linemen Isaac Asiata (Miami Dolphins) and J.J. Dielman (Denver Broncos), running back Joe Williams (San Francisco 49ers), linebacker Pita Taumoepenu (49ers) and cornerback Brian Allen (Pittsburgh Steelers) — were cut.

Nate Orchard, a product of Utah and Highland High, was released by the Cleveland Browns three years after being a second-year draft pick by the team.

Former Logan High quarterback Luke Falk, a sixth-round pick of Tennessee in this year’s draft, was also waived.

There were 83 locals on league active rosters heading into Friday. With 44 players being waived or released, as well as one placed on injured reserve, there are now 38 locals on NFL active rosters and two on injured reserve.

Waived/released list

Arizona Cardinals

  • Pasoni Tasini, DT, Utah
  • Andrew Vollert, TE, Weber State

Atlanta Falcons

  • Salesi Uhatafe, OL, Utah

Baltimore Ravens

  • Robertson Daniel, DB, BYU*
  • Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High
  • Kai Nacua, S, BYU*

Buffalo Bills

  • Kaelin Clay, WR, Utah
  • De’Ondre Wesley, OT, BYU

Dallas Cowboys

  • Dres Anderson, WR, Utah
  • Darren Carrington II, WR, Utah
  • Tre’von Johnson, LB, Weber State and Hunter High

Denver Broncos

  • J.J. Dielman, OL, Utah, with an injury desgination
  • Jordan Leslie, WR, BYU
  • Jeremiah Poutasi, OL, Utah

Green Bay Packers

  • Devante Mays, RB, Utah State
  • Marwin Evans, S, Utah State

Houston Texans

  • Josh Thornton, CB, Southern Utah*, with an injury settlement

Indianapolis Colts

  • Tomasi Laulile, DE, BYU

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Hunter Dimick, DL, Utah and Syracuse High
  • Sealver Siliga, DT, Utah and Copper Hills High

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Algernon Brown, FB, BYU and Skyline High
  • Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Los Angeles Rams

  • Dominique Hatfield, CB, Utah
  • McKay Murphy, DT, Weber State and Lone Peak High*
  • JoJo Natson, WR/Ret., Utah State*
  • Kendal Thompson, WR, Utah*, with an injury designation

Miami Dolphins

  • Isaac Asiata, OL, Utah and Spanish Fork
  • Jalen Davis, CB, Utah State

Minnesota Vikings

  • Mike Needham, LB, Southern Utah and Desert Hills High*

New England Patriots

  • Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Utah and Bingham High

Oakland Raiders

  • James Cowser, LB, Southern Utah and Davis High
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Utah State and BYU
  • Raysean Pringle, CB, Southern Utah

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Anthony Denham, TE, Utah
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Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Brian Allen, CB, Utah

San Francisco 49ers

  • Pita Taumoepenu, LB, Utah and Timpview High
  • Joe Williams, RB, Utah*

Seattle Seahawks

  • Maurice Alexander, S, Utah State
  • Ricky Ali'ifua, DE, Utah State, with an injury designation

Tennessee Titans

  • Luke Falk, QB, Logan High
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Timpview High
  • Jason Thompson, S, Utah

Washington Redskins

  • Kapri Bibbs, RB, Snow College
  • Fish Smithson, S, Highland High

* Announced Friday

On injured reserve

Green Bay Packers

  • Devante Mays, RB, Utah State