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Report: Phillip Sims among Cardinals cut Friday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Phillip Sims (1) throws against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

The Arizona Cardinals cut four different players Friday, including QB Phillip Sims according to reports.

Sims thanked the Cardinals organization on social media Friday.

I want to thank the Arizona Cardinals organization for giving me this great opportunity to pursue my dream of playing on the ultimate stage. Very blessed to say that I was able to accomplish something that a lot of people told me I couldn't do. Only the lord knows what's next but I guarantee I won't give up now. #ThankYouBirdGang #PSUnO #Blessed

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ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that DE Matt Shaughnessy and RBs Paul Lasike and Robert Hughes were cut.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said cuts will officially be announced Saturday.

Sims battled with QB Logan Thomas for the third-string quarterback position. He went 14-for-22 with 101 yards passing and one touchdown in Thursday’s preseason win against the Denver Broncos.

Shaughnessy played two seasons in Arizona, amassing 53 tackles and three sacks.

Hughes played for the team last season and had 7 rushes for 11 yards with 8 receptions for 140 yards.

The Cardinals must get their roster down to 53 players by 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

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