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NFL 2017: Final surprise cut prediction for each team

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – AUGUST 17: Chris Ivory (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Houston Texans: Brandon Weeden, QB

It’s not really a surprise because of talent, but because of inability to make it through a season healthy. The Houston Texans have had a revolving door at quarterback since Bill O’Brien took over, but they seem happy now with the combination of Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson.

Savage will most likely start and behind him will be the rookie. They may need a third eventually, but roster spots are too valuable for a guy like Brandon Weeden to hang around as an emergency quarterback.

Tennessee Titans: Harry Douglas, WR

The Tennessee Titans went from having no receivers to maybe having too many. Harry Douglas should end up being the odd man out. He saw his target total go from 72 to 22 and receptions dropped from 36 to 15 last season. He played three less games, but that’s not why. The arrival of Eric Decker and rookie Corey Davis only make it harder on Douglas to be on this team by kickoff of the regular season.

Indianapolis Colts: Barkevious Mingo, OLB

He was a premier pick once upon a time, but Barkevious Mingo never panned out for the Cleveland Browns. He then had a cup of coffee with the New England Patriots — of course gaining a Super Bowl Ring for his time. Now he’s trying to latch on with the Indianapolis Colts. It’s obvious by now his talent hasn’t translated to the pros and he could be gone pretty soon in Indy.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Chris Ivory, RB

In 2016 Chris Ivory was a high-priced free agent pickup. He was so ineffective when he was healthy enough to play that the Jacksonville Jaguars elected to use the fourth overall pick on Leonard Fournette out of LSU. The bulldozing rookie running back pushed Ivory down the charts, his salary makes him expendable.

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