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Arizona Cardinals trim roster to 53

The Arizona Cardinals released five players Saturday and placed two on the injured reserve in order to finalize their roster in preparation for the regular season.

The Cardinals announced they have released tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, linebacker Kenny Rowe, defensive tackle Padric Scott, wide receiver Kerry Taylor and linebacker Reggie Walker.

In addition, the team placed tight end Jeff King (knee) and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin (shoulder) on the injured reserve.

Walker’s release was no surprise, since the fifth-year veteran tweeted Friday that he was going to be cut.

Taylor, however, tweeted Friday that he was going to make the team.

As the Cardinals approached their final roster moves, the Arizona State product tweeted this message that seemed to contradict his earlier announcement.

Taylor played in Cardinals final game of the 2012-2013 season and caught nine passes for 122 yards during this preseason.

The team’s moves Saturday trimmed the active roster down to 53 players.