NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thursday night as the preseason concluded, we heard the math.

Some teams are already under 90 players, but roughly 1,184 players will lose jobs as teams cut down to 53 by Saturday afternoon.

And hey, for some of those guys it will be crushing. They won’t have seen it coming. They could land on another 53. Some will get signed to a practice squad.

For many more, it’s the end of a fun chance to see how they stacked up with the big boys before moving on with life. Many of those guys would have had to be incredibly naïve to believe they were going to have a job past Saturday.

Call me insensitive, but spare me the poetic stuff about snatched away dreams and how I’d feel differently if it was my job.

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