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49ers among surprise QB situations

Cutdown day was kind to rookies, but it was especially hard on fullbacks

Originally Published: September 5, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The biggest roster cutdown in NFL history -- going from 80 players to 53 -- may not have had many surprises but it sure had some fascinating decisions.

Perhaps the most noteworthy was the decision by half the teams in the league to go with only two quarterbacks. While some of that has already changed, 16 teams initially had only two quarterbacks on their active rosters after the cutdown (the number dropped to 13 after the 49ers, Jets and Rams added backups on Sunday), which shows ...

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