NFL Mistakes: 11 Players Who Teams Regret Giving Up on

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NFL Mistakes: 11 Players Who Teams Regret Giving Up on
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NFL teams have spent tons of cash scouting players in hopes of winning championships. It is an inexact science because the luck factor is just as prevalent as the skills the athletes possess. Yet the onus on the coaches hired is increased due to the fleeting moments acceleration.

Hundreds of players have been released by teams, only to achieve greatness elsewhere. The reasons have been various in a league often dubbed "Not For Long." Sometimes it came down to cash, while other times a players skill set improved with maturation. Then there are the coaches who maximized potential by placing players in the right places on the field.

Here are just a few legends who achieved greatness after being let go early in their careers.

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