Cut-down day always toughest on ‘Hard Knocks’ … just ask Brandon Marshall, Keelan Doss

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Here’s the thing about “Hard Knocks” — it sucks the viewer in and gets them to root for an assortment of underdogs trying to make the team.

Those storylines rarely have happy endings.

Such was the case in Tuesday night’s season finale with the Oakland Raiders, as first-round picks Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram were fishing off a dock in San Francisco Bay in the aftermath of veteran linebacker Brandon Marshall being one of the first cuts.

Doss was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.nike jerseys nfl cheap

“I had a lot of teams call me today,” Doss told the cameras after Oakland cut him. “I got an opportunity in Jacksonville, and I’m ready to get down there and, you know, get to work.7

“Oakland has been nothing but great to me. I’m just grateful for the opportunity the Raiders gave me out the gate. I have nothing but respect, obviously, for Coach [Jon] Gruden and the rest of the coaching staff as well … once a Raider, always a Raider, man, and that’s true.”cheap nike nfl jerseys from china

Cabinda was caught in a numbers crunch. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther told him that the Raiders were keeping only four linebackers on their 53-man roster. Cabinda was then signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad.

Willson, meanwhile, found himself in unfamiliar territory.

“I kind of feel like a piece of s—, but other than that,” Willson said, his voice trailing off. “It’s tough. I mean, it sucks. It’s part of the business. I’ve been fortunate to kind of be on the other side for a while. But I still think I’ve got some ball left in me, so I’ll call my agent here and see how it goes. First time going through this, but it is what it is.”

Marshall acknowledged that his knee injury — suffered last year with the Denver Broncos — put him behind schedule, even if he was working with the first-team defense at weakside linebacker in camp.

“Truth be told, my offseason training, [I] wasn’t able to do a lot. I was in a lot of pain in my offseason,” Marshall said. “I knew I was going to have to start slow, but it was too slow. I started to come along a little bit as far as movement-wise, but it was too late. So that’s just how it goes.”