Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
This is an uneasy time for many players around the NFL and earlier today, hundreds saw their dreams die a small death before they get back up and try to find a home on another team. For hundreds more, their dreams will die a small death on Saturday.
Marcus Thigpen and Damian Williams, both NFL veterans, are two of those players who are feeling the heat and pressure of the looming roster cuts this coming weekend.
“Honestly, I don’t know,” Thipgen told the Sun-Sentinel. “I’m coming off an injury this week, and hopefully I come out here and show the coaches what I still have and go out there and make some big plays. I really don’t know where I’m at right now, to be honest with you. It’s always frustrating when you’re hurt. You always want to be out there with your boys, competing. But at the same time I’m at a relaxed state. I know what I’ve got to do when I get back -- come out here, practice hard, and transfer it to the field. That’s what the coaches are looking for; that’s what I’m planning to do right now.”
Like Thigpen, Williams is fighting for a roster spot in a crowded receiver position. One of them may make it but if they do, it will be because of their special teams play.
“I think I’ve done enough when they say I’ve made the 53,” Williams said. “Until then, I ain’t done nothing. That’s the problem with good performances, people do get comfortable and I think as long as you can keep coming out and stacking good performance on good performance, you’ll have longevity.”
Daniel Thomas is another one with an uncertain future.
“I haven’t played, not in this preseason, so I feel like I have a lot to prove,” he said. "I haven’t been out there in a while. I just want to show coaches my hamstring’s good, I feel good and I’m ready to play good.”
All three players survived the initial roster cuts but we’ll find out for sure on Saturday when all teams have to get down to 53 players.
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