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Still The Ones? Twenty First-Rounders Cut

Ty Warren, released by Patriots

Ty Warren was released by the Patriots a few days ago. Len Pasquarelli says little has been sacred in the week past since labor peace was announced, including former first-round picks. Twenty have been let go – eight re-signed by other teams – since the lockout ended.

In the post-lockout NFL, it seems, there is nothing sacred.   Including former first-round draft choices.   Perhaps lost in the wild frenzy that has ensued since the league re-opened its doors for business is that former first-rounders -- many of them older players with bloated and unaffordable contracts, but also five young veterans chosen since 2007 -- have been a big part of the NFL endangered...

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