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08/12/2013 10:05 am ET

50 NFL Cheerleading Rookies You'll See On The Sidelines | Bleacher Report

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The preseason is the time for rookies to shine. Which is just a nice way of saying it's time for them to "battle each other gladiator style for a few desperate weeks, in hope they will impress someone enough to convince them to cut a veteran (and his salary) in favor of a less experienced, but cheaper, replacement."

That's pretty intense. The preseason will be substantially less intense for rookie NFL cheerleaders, because their battles were all fought last spring and their place on the team is already secured.

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