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Arizona Cardinals cut three players with local college ties
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Arizona Cardinals cut three players with local college ties

The Arizona Cardinals trimmed their preseason roster from 90 players down to 75 Friday, and three Arizona collegiate products were among those who didn’t make the cut.

Arizona State safety Eddie Elder joins University of Arizona wide receiver Gino Crump and linebacker Paul Vassallo as the local casualties.

Elder, who went undrafted in April, made five tackles during the Cardinals’ four preseason games.

Crump, who had 65 receptions for 610 yards and two touchdowns last year for the Wildcats, signed with the Cardinals on May 30 after being let go by the Buffalo Bills when rookie minicamp ended in April.

Despite opening some eyes during training camp and OTA’s, Crump was unable to replicate similar success on the field during games this preseason.

Vassallo had 70 tackles in 2011 for the Wildcats and signed with the Cardinals on April 28.