The Tough Choice: Which Arizona Cardinals Safeties Will Make the Cut?


Jun. 11, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson (right) with defensive backs coach Nick Rapone during mini camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In camp there are a handful of safeties competing which leaves us wondering, who makes the cut? Seven showed up, only four can stay. For Bruce Arians and the rest of the staff, that’s a tough choice. The safeties in camp currently are Rashad Johnson, Yeremiah Bell, Tyrann Mathieu, Curtis Taylor, Jonathon Amaya, Javon Harris, Tony Jefferson. I’ve got to go with Rashad, Yeremiah, Tyrann, and Jonathon.

Rashad Johnson

With Rashad you are getting a versatile player with a familiar face in with the organization. Every safety is in a new scheme here with Todd Bowles. Rashad is fast and dedicated, he will make the cut.

Yeremiah Bell

Yeremiah has been making some noise in camp as one of the new players out here. He seems to making a strong case for even starting. Bell has been in the NFL since he was drafted in 2003 and will provide great insight and a veteran presence that would have been missing with the exits of Wilson and Rhodes.

Tyrann Mathieu

Another player to make a lot of noise this year is the newly drafted Tyrann Mathieu. Tyrann may have been undersized for the position, but he has definitely been making plays against the offense. The artist renamed as the honey badger  will make the roster.

Jonathon Amaya

Jonathon will make the roster based on his potential show in past years at Miami. Todd Bowles is familiar with Jonathon by their time spent at Miami. Jonathon will provide great depth to the position.