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5 Notable NFL Veterans Looking For New Jobs

5 Notable NFL Veterans Looking For New Jobs

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NFL rosters were trimmed down to 53 players yesterday, and while Michael Sam's release garnered all the attention, there were several prominent veterans who also got the axe. These five notable NFL veterans will be looking to join their third team in the past two seasons if another team wants to take a chance on them this season.

5. WR Greg Little

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5. WR Greg Little

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Greg Little's poor hands led to his release from the Cleveland Browns this offseason. The former second-round pick in 2011 signed a free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders but was less than impressive. In his final preseason performance this past Thursday, Little caught just two passes for 10 yards against Seattle. Unless he can fix his poor hands, Little won't be getting any calls from NFL teams in the near future.

4. WR Nate Burleson

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4. WR Nate Burleson

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The Browns signed Nate Burleson to replace Little in April after the Detroit Lions released him, but he was pretty much a no-show. Burleson was one of numerous signings that would address a weak receiving corps set to be without Josh Gordon. However, the 33-year-old strained a hamstring on Aug. 6 and was sidelined for almost all of the preseason. If Burleson can't stay healthy, his NFL career will now be as a member of the media.

3. QB Terrelle Pryor

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3. QB Terrelle Pryor

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After being the starting QB for the Oakland Raiders for most of the 2013 season, Terrelle Pryor couldn't stick with the Seattle Seahawks as a backup. Pryor was beaten out by veteran Tarvaris Jackson this preseason, and now his NFL future is in limbo. The former Ohio State standout has already been rumored as a possible fit with the St. Louis Rams after Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury.

2. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

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2. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

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In a little over a year, BenJarvus Green-Ellis has gone from being the No. 1 running back on the Cincinnati Bengals to being a free agent. Last year, the Bengals nabbed Giovani Bernard in the second round of the draft. After his emergence, the Bengals also selected Jeremy Hill in the second round of this year's draft, making Green-Ellis expendable. He still has plenty left in the tank and will be on an NFL roster this season.

1. CB Champ Bailey

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1. CB Champ Bailey

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A future Hall of Famer who is coming off a knee injury, Champ Bailey was released by the New Orleans Saints, the only team that took interest in him this offseason. It's possible that Bailey gets another job, perhaps for a team like the Detroit Lions with have serious cornerback issues, but it's more likely that this is it for the 12-time Pro Bowl selection.

Brian Kalchik is a Detroit Lions writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.