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Emotions run high on cut-down day

Some dreams are deferred, and others die when final rosters are determined

Originally Published: August 31, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The NFL is a tough business, and there is no tougher day than cut-down day. Every team pared its roster from 75 players to 53 by Friday at 9 p.m. ET. Twenty-two men per team lost their jobs in this final round of cuts. Spread across all 32 rosters, that's 704 jobs that were lost.

For some, it will mark the end of their careers. For others, they will get picked up because one team's trash often becomes another team's treasure. For many, there will be stress and uncertainty and crushed ...

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