The Arizona Cardinals didn’t have much depth at tight end going into training camp. They still don’t have much, but they added someone who could surprise and make the roster.
According to Revenge of the Birds, Arizona was awarded the waiver claim to tight end Mickey Shuler, who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft. Shuler has played for the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, and he has two career catches for 44 yards. He went to college at Penn State.
Shuler’s dad is former tight end Mickey Shuler (yes, the two share a name), so the younger Shuler certainly knows the game well. He is a solid blocker, and he could contribute there for the Cardinals. He might end up missing out on the 53-man roster, but he could contribute as a blocker.
While Shuler might not make the roster, he is being given a chance. The Cardinals need depth at tight end, and Shuler could provide some.