The Arizona Cardinals trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit on Saturday. Amongst the cuts was one surprise. Wide receiver Kerry Taylor, widely expected to be on the final roster, was not. The receiver from Arizona State had an excellent preseason, however the Cards only kept four receivers in the end. Amongst other cuts were tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, linebacker Kenny Rowe, and defensive tackle Padric Scott. Linebacker Reggie Walker was also included in the announcement, however he tweeted on Friday night that he was being let go. Walker became a victim of a numbers game.
Also amongst the roster moves were tight end Jeff King to injured reserve. He had knee surgery on Friday. Also making the move to the injured reserve was defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin.
Taylor had tweeted on Friday that suggested he had made the team. The move means the Cards will go into the season with Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts, Michael Floyd, and rookie Jaron Brown as the teams receivers. Brown was another receiver who impressed in the preseason.
Teams may start forming their practice squads tomorrow. It would be a major shock if the Cards did not offer Taylor a spot if he doesn’t decide to hook up with another team first.
So, this means the Cards will in fact go into the season with three quarterbacks, as Ryan Lindley makes the cut and also five running backs. This doesn’t mean the rosters will stay this way. For now, it is what it is. I imagine the Cards, like most other teams, will be scouring the waiver wires over the next few days.