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Longest of Long Shots

Curenski Gilleylen, an all-state playmaker in Texas, showed immense promise as a receiver during his sophomore season at Nebraska. Then he fell off the face of the football earth, languishing on the bench after a position change. Through it all, he never doubted this moment would come.

The Green Bay Packers will take 90 players to training camp. Of those, 53 will make the final roster, eight will wind up on the practice squad and two will start the season serving NFL suspensions. That leaves 27 players — 30 percent — whose dreams will be dashed. For many, their football careers will be over. It will be time to look for a "real job." The longest of long shots heading into... Recommended Stories