Welcome to the day that everyone hates: It’s Cut-Down Day

These will make a lot of cuts today

Well, this should be a crazy day. And for about 700 players, a really, really sad day.

It’s Cut-Down Day.

When NFL teams go from 75 people on their roster to 53 by 8 p.m. Central. Coaches take a bunch of guys who have worked insanely hard for their dreams and tell them it wasn’t worth it. It sucks all around. And then, when guys think they’ve made it, teams trade for a few more guys, and they get cut, anyway.

It’s not even bittersweet… it’s just bitter.

It’s one of the worst days that we have as players and coaches in this league,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Maybe more than anything we want to thank them for the effort.

There are so many factors, including special teams, and guys still get left wondering what happened. Often, it can seem like there is no rhyme or reason, though there actually is. As Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, “We’d like to keep more than 53,” but obviously that’s not reality.

So, that’s what’s going on today. And we’ll have all the coverage of the worst day of many players lives on NFL.com. Well, there will be guys making teams, too, which is always nice. Just not enough to get over the crappiness. Of course, when it’s all said and done, it also means it’s pretty much time to play football. So… there’s that. Which is awesome.


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