Arizona Cardinals: Predicting The Final 53

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Defense:  The defense was solid all the way around in the Houston game.  They pitched a shutout and got a safety and a couple of interceptions.  In Minnesota they pretty much failed.  They couldn’t stop the tight end, an ongoing saga with this unit.  Last night against Cincinnati the defense played better than week two but not as good as week one.  They did keep the Bengals out of the end zone.

DE: Calais Campbell, Kareem Martin

NT: Dan Williams, Alameda Ta’amu, Issac Sopoaga

DT: Frostee Rucker, Ed Stinson

OLB: Matt Shaughnessy, John Abraham, Sam Acho, Alex Okafor

ILB: Larry Foote, Desmond Bishop, Lorenzo Alexander, *Kenny Demens  *Note: If Kevin Minter isn’t placed on IR, then Minter over Demens

CB: Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Justin Bethel, Jerraud Powers

S: Tony Jefferson, Deone Bucannon, Tyrann Mathieu, Rashad Johnson, Curtis Taylor

Special Teams:  The kicking was ok.  There was one missed field goal by Jay Feely.  They released Feely on Monday, giving the job to Chandler Catanzaro.  All kickoffs did make the end zone or out of the end zone.  The punt return game almost saw Ted Ginn break one.

K: Chandler Catanzaro

P: Dave Zastudil

LS: Mike Leach

This was a really tough decision who to decide on for those last couple of spots.  A lot will depend on current injuries and players coming back from injury.  Here is my list of eligible players from the current Cards roster who should be given a shot  the practice squad:

WR Walt Powell, OLB Glenn Carson, RB Zach Bauman, G Anthony Steen