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Herzlich survives cut, makes 53-man roster

Mark Herzlich has defied the odds and made his NFL dreams come true.

Herzlich, the undrafted free agent linebacker out of Boston College who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in his left leg in 2009, has made the New York Giants’ initial 53-man roster. The Giants had to remove 27 players from their active roster by 6 p.m. ET on Saturday to meet the NFL deadline, and Herzlich was not among the Giants’ cuts.

"Well it is 6:03pm an I am still a #Giant God Is Good," Herzlich tweeted shortly after the 6 p.m. deadline passed.

We are still awaiting the official press release from the Giants on today's cuts, but 20 of the 27 are listed here.