The 2012 NFL regular season is winding down, and while some players such as running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings are enjoying career seasons, for others this year has not been so kind.
In fact, it's been downright cruel.
There are more than a few highly-paid professional football players who will probably be gaining a whole new perspective on the game when next season rolls around.
Such as the perspective from the bench. Or the unemployment line.
Here are just a few.