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Mike Jurecki’s Arizona Cardinals roster projection – Version 2.0

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians watches his team during NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — While several storylines will emerge from Arizona Cardinals training camp, the one everyone will be watching is the battle for spots on the 53-man roster.

Key dates to watch are Sept. 2, when clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list prior to 1 p.m. There’s also the day after on Sept. 3, when the claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction expires at 9 a.m. and one hour later, teams may form their practice squad of ten players.

Here’s the second version of my 53-man roster projection. I’ll update the roster as moves are made throughout camp, including after every preseason game.

OFFENSE (24)

QUARTERBACKS (3): Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert

RUNNING BACKS (4): David Johnson, Chris Johnson, Kerwynn Williams, T.J. Logan

RECEIVERS (6): Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Jaron Brown, J.J. Nelson, Chad Williams, Brittan Golden

TIGHT ENDS (2): Jermaine Gresham, Troy Niklas

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9): D.J. Humphries, Mike Iupati, A.Q. Shipley, Evan Boehm, Jared Veldheer, Cole Toner, Dorian Johnson, Will Holden, John Wetzel

DEFENSE (26)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (7): Frostee Rucker, Corey Peters, Josh Mauro, Rodney Gunter, Robert Nkemdiche, Olsen Pierre, Xavier Williams

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (4): Chandler Jones, Markus Golden, Kareem Martin, Jarvis Jones

INSIDE LINEBACKERS (5): Karlos Dansby, Deone Bucannon, Haason Reddick, Gabe Martin, Scooby Wright

CORNERBACKS (5): Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel, Brandon Williams, Tramon Williams, Harlan Miller

SAFETIES (5): Tyrann Mathieu, Antoine Bethea, Budda Baker, Rudy Ford, Tyvon Branch

SPECIALISTS (3): LS Aaron Brewer, P Richie Leone, K Phil Dawson

Players eligible for the practice squad (7) teams are allowed to up to 10.

WR Krishawn Hogan
WR Carlton Agudosi
RB Elijhaa Penny
CB Sojourn Shelton
CB Gump Hayes
OT Ulrick John
OT Givens Price

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