The Biggest Surprises from 2013 NFL Roster Cuts

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The Biggest Surprises from 2013 NFL Roster Cuts
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"Cut day," the day when each NFL team must pare its roster down to 53 players, is considered one of the toughest days on the league calendar. Harsh decisions need to be made in the best interest of the franchise. Some dreams die, while others continue to live on. It's the nature of the beast.

There were a number of surprises in the wave of 2013 NFL roster cuts, but before we get to them, let's discuss a move that wasn't particularly surprising.

You won't find the New England Patriots' decision to release quarterback Tim Tebow, reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, on this list.

That's because Tebow was absolutely wretched in the preseason, throwing grotesque passes and generally looking like someone who shouldn't be playing quarterback at the game's highest level. The transaction probably brings Tebow's topsy-turvy yet incredibly entertaining NFL career to a close, although it's hard to imagine we've heard the last from him.

Now, on to the biggest surprises from the 2013 NFL roster cuts:

 

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