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    Re: What it feels like to be released

    According to the NFLN, here are some players (their top 10) who were cut and then went on to good/great (some HOF) careers:

    Jake Delhomme
    Derek Anderson
    Jack Kemp
    Al Harris
    Kurt Warner
    Trent Green
    Bob Keuchenberg
    Jim Langer
    Willie Brown
    Johnny Unitas
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    Re: What it feels like to be released

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/ross_tucker/08/26/cuts/index.html

    [size=12pt]What it feels like to be released[/size]
    Ross Tucker
    Posted: Wednesday August 27, 2008 10:21AM; Updated: Wednesday August 27, 2008 2:27PM

    There are very few phone calls during our existence that are truly life-altering. For no fewer than 1,000 players on the cut line, one of those calls could be coming on Saturday, when NFL teams have to cut their rosters to 53 players. Take it from a guy who's been there, it is utterly amazing how disappointing a two-minute conversation can be.

    Once you get the call and realize your fate is sealed, the rest of the process is just a formality. There is typically a check-out procedure, during which you hand in your equipment and playbook and sign-off on your health status with the trainers. The only thing left after that is the conversation.

    There is a certain indignity to sitting in a room with a dozen other guys, waiting to speak with the head coach. It feels as if you are on death row, just biding your time before meeting the executioner.
    Harsh article.
    But great insight.

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    Sounds like my Army career

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    Re: What it feels like to be released

    Ouch! That's sad

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