Cut-down day around the NFL forced a onto the street as all 32 teams . But this week wasn't solely about guys losing jobs; it was about others earning them. And some players were especially inspiring while doing so, either by defying the odds or boasting a unique backstory. In celebration of these players entering the 2021 season as official 53-man roster members, here's a look at five of this Ty Rattie Men Jersey summer's best underdogs:You don't usually draft a kicker or punter if you're not fairly positive they're going to win a starting job right away, but there are few punters like Harvin, who played his senior season at Georgia Tech and will now become the since in 2018. The rookie got down to 255 this summer, then beat out -- a six-year Steelers vet who set a team record for net punting average in 2019 -- to enter this year as part of a remade special teams trio.A second-round pick James Neal Kids Jersey of the in 2017, the defensive tackle has endured plenty of controversy. After an ATV accident prior to his rookie training camp that left him badly injured, McDowell was arrested multiple times over the course of two years and later sentenced to 11 months in jail for DUI and fighting with police. The Seahawks then sued . by Browns general manager Andrew Berry this May, he parlayed e sentially a veteran-minimum one-year deal into a spot on one of the AFC's top D-lines, set Eric Gryba Kids Jersey to open 2021 alongside the likes of , and . More than that, he's apparently fit right into the community and locker room with a supportive infrastructure in Cleveland.Years after Jim Harbaugh famously to Michigan, the rookie kicker got zero calls during the 2021 NFL Draft and zero more in the days afterward. So, Nordin to search for jobs and even considered going into the military. Then the Patriots added him as their only undrafted rookie of the offseason, a rarity, and he's kept alive a 17-plus-year streak of a UDFA making the club's final roster. He beat out 13-year vet who had a career-high field-goal percentage in 2020 to become the first rookie to open the year as the Pats' kicker since in 2006. The Buffalo product was a local prospect for Washington, starring as a high schooler in Laurel, Maryland, only about 30 minutes from FedExField. Zack Kassian Jersey But he was never supposed to make it to the NFL. A former two-star recruit now listed at 5-foot-8 and 195 pounds (but more like 5-foot-7, a la minuscule backs and ), Patterson did nothing but emerge as maybe the star of the preseason with nearly 200 yards from scrimmage in three games. Beating out former starter , who started two games for Washington in 2020, he enters his rookie campaign set to serve as a top reliever for .Maybe Washington's new nickname should be the Underdogs. Reyes, 25, had until 2020. Born in Chile, he starred for his country's national basketball team before playing hoops at four different colleges from 2014-2018. After 10 weeks of his first real Jujhar Khaira Men Jersey football training at IMG Academy, Reyes tested at Florida's Pro Day this spring as part of the NFL's International Pathway Program, then proceeded to ink a three-year deal with Washington and emerge as the team's . Just like that, he became the NFL's first Chilean-born player, set to back up and for a potential playoff contender.