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6 Most Surprising Cuts Of The NFL Weekend

It’s that time of the year when NFL teams are forced to shave their rosters down to a maximum of 53 players. Saturday at 4 p.m. ET was the deadline to do so.

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6.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis

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This cut is not so much surprising as it is puzzling, because the Cincinnati Bengals invested a lot of money into Green-Ellis just two offseasons ago and have now decided to go in a completely new direction. Green-Ellis was due $2.3 million in 2014, but the team drafted Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill in the first and second rounds, respectively, of the last two drafts. Green-Ellis may have trouble catching on given the shrinking market for veteran running backs.

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