The end of August is traditionally one of the most trying times in professional football.
While many established veterans are safely nestled into their roster spots, many players are skating on thin ice with roster reductions right around the corner. The difference between making the team and being cut can be microscopic, often coming down to age, money, and/or the ability to play special teams.
The final stages of this offseason will be no different than in year's past. Several capable young players will be cut, but they'll go on to have success with another team. And there will also be a handful of veterans let go despite being respected players in the league.
On the other hand, there will certainly be several players who should be cut but won't. Let's take a closer look at five NFL players who likely need to be cut, but will ultimately make their respective team.
Marques is a Featured Columnist for the NFL at Bleacher Report and a Packers columnist at Jersey Al's AllGreenBayPackers.com