Steve Wyche takes a look back at the five wild rides we witnessed this summer as Ian Johnson, Lance Long, David Tyree, Boomer Grigsby, and Coy Wire fought for their NFL lives.
What is On The Fringe?
More than 2,500 players will compete for roster spots in NFL training camps this year. For some, camp is a formality; their jobs are secure. For others, each practice is a fight for their NFL life.
Over the next few months, NFL.com will follow five such players “On The Fringe” of the NFL, sharing their stories, their progress and their setbacks. All have until Aug. 31 — or Sept. 4, if they're lucky — to make their case.