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Fear the turk!

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: Chargers Blog
    <blockquote>By P.S. Hamilton

    <img align="left" src="http://blog.chargers.com/cuts.JPG" />It's getting to be that time, folks. Teams typically designate someone in the organization to give the axe to players that fought for a roster spot and lost. The guy that drew the short straw is referred to as "The Turk".

    The first cut-down day is on August 29. At that time teams must shave the roster down to 75 players, regardless of their exemption status. In previous years the first cut was down to 65, although NFL Europe players were still exempt. That was brutal for a coach still was on the fence about a player. This year it should be a little easier to avoid prematurely cutting a player that has a lot of potential and could fill in if an injury occurs.</blockquote>
    <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.chargers.com/2006/08/fear_the_turk_1.html#more"><strong>Article Link</strong></a>

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