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.
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
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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