Training Camps are short and there are only two preseason games. Other than players that are virtually guaranteed spots (i.e. most the starting QB's, guys like Geroy Simon, Milt Stegall, etc.) how often does the situation prevent an extremely skilled player from making the roster?
You see a guy like Dorsey traded from SK to Wpg, then dumped by Wpg only to star with Toronto. How often do guys like that fall through the cracks or get dumped by one team because of the situation only to star with another team?
I doubt there are any firm stats out there but I thought it may be an interesting discussion.
What players can you think of this happening with?