Arizona Cardinals: A Look at Trade Possibilites


Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler (84) celebrates scoring a touchdown with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (left) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday the Arizona Cardinals released their 53 man roster. After looking though their depth chart, one thing come to mind, trade. I believe Bruce Arains and Steve Keim are not done turning around with the roster being unbalanced.

There are eight players who make up the offensive line, two whom occupy two different positions. Starting left guard and back up center Ted Larsen.  Back up left and right tackle Bradley Sowell.  The Cardinals could stay with eight players, but get rid of Sowell all together. I can also see them going out and getting a left tackle and keeping Sowell on the right side.

Another unbalanced unit is the defensive line. I believe this group stays the same, no changes.  The mix they have of young and veteran players is perfect. They`ll have a good rotation to keep everyone fresh for the fourth quarter.

The linebacker corps is where I can see a trade being made.  There are ten players that make up this unit who all can make a roster.  If I were Arians or Keim, I would be looking for a better coverage backer.  Three players I would be willing to make a deal for are Kenny Demens, Glen Carson, or Lorenzo Alexander.  I would try to keep Carson but would give him up for a better player.

Another player I would throw into the mix is Stepfan Taylor.  He could help sweeten the pot to get a player that is really needed.  Also getting rid of two players for one can give the Cardinals an extra draft pick. It would also give the room for another offensive lineman.

The Cardinals have a few different options that they could throw around.   I can see them also throwing Rob Housler into the mix before all is said and done.