Arizona Cardinals Promote RB Williams, Cut DT Gaston


Arizona Cardinals add depth at running back by promoting from practice squad on Saturday

The Arizona Cardinals added another running back to the 53-man roster on Saturday by adding Kerwynn Williams.  Williams is an undrafted running back from Utah State.  He played briefly for the Indianapolis Colts in 2013.  The Colts drafted him in the seventh round in 2013.  To make room for Williams, the Cards cut defensive tackle Bruce Gaston.

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The Cards added running back Zach Bauman out of Northern Arizona University early in the week after it was learned that running back Stepfan Taylor was going to miss a significant amount of time.  Right now, it appears it could be as much as eight weeks.  Williams has been with the team on the practice squad since September 18th, so adding him to the 53-man roster makes more sense right now.

The loss of Taylor to his calf injury suffered in last week’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles hurts but it is not something the Cards can’t overcome.  They have a lot of weapons on offense.  Whether or not Williams is active or not will remain to be seen.  There is a prevailing thought running back Marion Grice may see some action this week.  He was active against the Eagles but did not play.

As for Gaston, the second-time with the Cards wasn’t the charm either.  He was with the Cards in the preseason before being cut on August 30th.  He then was signed by the New England Patriots, released and then signed by the Miami Dolphins, released, and re-signed by the Cardinals on September 24th.  We wish him well.