The NFL is a thankless league. One day you can be on top of the world—multiple Pro Bowl appearances, Super Bowl champion and millions of fans. But then the next day you can find you can find yourself on the scrap heap and on your way out of the league.
That's what makes these 10 players so impressive. They fell out of the spotlight but fought their way back and are now once again among the NFL's elite. Regardless of what the reason was, these players battled for their football lives.
Here are the top 10 candidates.
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