2011 NFL Predictions: 10 Most Surprising Cuts That Might Happen on Tuesday

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2011 NFL Predictions: 10 Most Surprising Cuts That Might Happen on Tuesday
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With the first set of roster cuts coming up this Tuesday to get teams down to 75 players, there are going to be a lot of guys looking for jobs real soon.

This cut isn't as significant as the second, and final, round of cuts that come on September 3rd when the final cut to 53 players is made. Unlike that second round, the majority of these guys will never play in the National Football League again.

So while most of the cuts will be guys that no one outside of huge fans of certain teams will have ever heard of, there are usually a handful of guys that come as a surprise. Be it their contracts or a numbers game or even a player getting up there in age, good players do get cut sometimes.

But why would anyone decent get released on this first set of roster cuts that are actual NFL-level players? Well, sometimes teams want to give a guy a chance to get an opportunity to catch on with another team, and in that scenario, earlier is better.

Even though I will likely be batting a big goose egg by Tuesday, here is my guess at ten players that could be looking for new homes Wednesday morning. I did want to go with some bigger names like Haynesworth, Gholston, Ronnie Brown and Roy Williams; but I believe their new teams will give them more of an opportunity than a couple preseason games and they will likely come down to the final set of cuts. So while my list may be lacking true star power, I'm afraid it's just too early for any true shockers.  

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