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Life is good for rookie fullback Roosevelt Nix-Jones. He’s impressing coaches by showing good hands and strength, even cracking one of the sleds with a powerful hit. But life in the NFL can change in the blink of an eye, particularly for an undrafted rookie, and Nix-Jones found that out rather unexpectedly. After injuries to safeties Dwight Lowery and Dez Southward, the team was forced to bring in safety Tyrell Johnson, and Nix-Jones was consequently waived to open a roster spot. Nix-Jones was called to head coach Mike Smith’s office, where viewers were able to witness one of the most difficult parts of pro football take place. “This is not the fun part”, Smith said as he severed ties. Nix-Jones said that’d he keep working out and wait for a call. “Just roll with the punches”, he said. He was then escorted off the premises. Word about Nix-Jones’ departure spread…

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