Breaking Down the Arizona Cardinals Roster: WR’s


Aug. 24, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs the ball in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals most contested position during training camp and preseason games arguably had to be the wide receiver position.  At one point during OTA’s the Cards had 17 receivers on the roster.  After the final 53-man roster was released, there were just four left standing.

Wide receivers: Jaron Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Andre Roberts

It is interesting that the Cards only kept four receivers.  The initial though was the Cards would keep maybe as many as six.  However after it became more difficult to release players a running back and quarterback, clearly there had to be a cut somewhere.  Given coach Bruce Arians offense though, it is still a bit surprising to be going into the season with just four receivers.

Brown, the rookie from Clemson, had a fantastic training camp and preseason.  I don’t think after his play in the four preseason games there was any doubt he was making this roster.  It was a little surprising the Cards didn’t keep Kerry Taylor and Charles Hawkins, who both also had very good camps and preseason games.  I would expect we haven’t heard the last of either though.

As for who is here in addition to Brown, it is business as usual.  It’s Fitz at the number one slot with Floyd and Roberts fighting between the two and three. Those three have the chance to produce like the trip of Fitz, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston in 2008.