Anybody who has ever felt the pressure of going in for a job interview should empathize with the NFL player who finds out he's been cut before the regular season.
Not only have these players been putting their health on the line for a job that often comes with little glamour—if you're fighting just for a roster spot, odds are you're not fighting for a starting spot—their big auditions take place on TV in stadiums full of thousands of fans. Assuming most adults have had at least one experience choking during a job interview that involved nothing more than sitting in a chair and talking to an audience of one, I'd imagine there would be a little more understanding out there.
But when it comes to a fan and his football team, empathy doesn't exist. Fans want their teams to win as many games as possible, and with W's at stake, there is no room for feeling sorry for anybody. Weak links lead to losses, and every preseason, each team has to cut loose about 30 weak links before the games start to count.
The Seattle Seahawks recently slashed its roster down to 53, and not every decision was easy—nor correct. Here are five ex-Seahawks who shouldn't have been cut.