Cut day is always the most frustrating day for us looking from the outside-in. Fans can only go by what they see in preseason games and read in newspapers, but teams make cuts based on factors that go beyond what meets the eye.
As much as every team insists that it takes the best 53 players, every player is graded on a different scale.
Every year, underrated players are given the pink slip simply because of where they are drafted, while disappointing high draft picks and overpaid free agents are given extra opportunities to make their employers look good. Some players are victims of being in a crowded positional group or the beneficiaries of an injury to another player.
Here are the biggest snubs and surprises from cut day for the New York Jets.