Arizona Cardinals: The Final Depth Chart


Aug 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) celebrates with offensive lineman Jared Veldheer (68) after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have one game left to figure out who will make up their roster. With 25 players looking as a lock on the offense. Now 23 players having signed Tommy Kelly and three players on special teams. There are only two spots left open.

On the offensive line, there are two players looking for one spot to fill the 25 players that are a lock. Ted Larsen is on the list as the back up left guard and center. This will be a fight between left guard Earl Watford and center John Estes. The better player on Thursday night will get a spot.

The receiving corp, I believe will be five wideouts and four tight ends. This makes Andre Hardy the odd man out at tight end. At wide receiver, I believe there is other needs on the depth chart. This means say goodbye to Britten Golden, Walt Powell, and Dan Buckner.

Here`s Bruce Arians difficult choice. I believe he chooses four running backs over six receivers. The next difficult choice is choosing Robert Hughes or Jelen Parmele. That makes Zach Bauman the odd man out. Having a fourth back leaves only one roster spot open.

The signing of Tommy Kelly puts seven defensive linemen on this roster. After signing Kelly, The Cardinals released Ryan McBean. That leaves Isaac Sopoaga, Bruce Gaston, and Christian Tupou next on the chopping block.

Word on the street is the Cardinals brought James Harrison in for a workout. If he`ll be a help in any way, shape, or form to getting better coverage on tight ends, I`m all for it. Harrison could very well fill the last spot on this roster. He can also be a tool for Arians to bring the best out of the rest of the linebackers. Those would be Adrian Tracy, Marcus Benard, and Glenn Carson. Also left on the roster are inside linebackers Jonathan Brown and Desmond Bishop. This is where I believe the roster becomes complete. Just who will it be?

Now that the 53 man roster is complete. Cornerbacks Eddie Whitley, Bryan McCann, Teddy Williams, and Jimmy Legree are all off the list. As well as safetys Anthony Walters and Curtis Taylor. That makes nine, possibly ten guys fighting for three spots and the rest trying their best to make the practice squad. Even though the Cardinals might not win the game against the San Diego Chargers. Thursday will be a good game just seeing who has what it takes with their backs against the wall.