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Preseason: It's that time of year again, when players are trying to make the team and coaches are figuring out who they will cut. I'm just wondering if being cut is something that newly drafted players have to worry about, or are they assured a place on the team?

Tony Romo just fumbled. I think he's gonna get cut.

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I would think high draft picks are safe. But some random 6th-rounder ... probably not so much.

On Hard Knocks it seems the guys in trouble are the walk-ons. So who knows ...
 

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Technically any player can be cut, even the first round pick. However, that would make the GM look like an idiot and since he would be the one making the cut, the higher rounds are pretty much safe. Later on, it gets more risky. Undrafted players really have to play well to even be considered.
 

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my brother signed with the Jets in the short draft season (I think it was 93). I think he would have gone maybe 8th round had there bee na second day. But, the team signed too many safeties and cut the last two they signed. He was one. He didn't even get to try out, really.

The point is , too many is too many. They have to pare down. What matters is your performance in the time you are allotted to perform. If you're a long shot, you might not have much time, if any.
 

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Andy69,

Bummer, sorry that you're brother's experience didn't turn out like he wanted.

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^This. See Russell, JaMarcus.
 

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Also, higher-round picks get signing bonuses (guaranteed money), so there's more of an incentive for the team to find a productive place for those players.
 
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