Arizona Cardinals Keep Three Tryout Players From Mini-Camp


The Arizona Cardinals signed three tryout players from mini-camp but they did not include quarterback Taylor Kelly

The Arizona Cardinals rookie mini-camp is over but for three players, their NFL careers with team will continue for awhile.  The Cardinals kept safeties Brandon Person and Harold Jones-Quartey, and quarterback Phillip Sims.

In order to add the three players, the Cardinals were forced to release three to bring the roster back to the 90-man limit.  The Cardinals released tackle Kevin Palmer, cornerback Ross Weaver, and receiver Travis Harvey.

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For Sims he becomes the fifth quarterback on the roster behind Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Logan Thomas, and Chandler Harnish.  The move also brings the total of safeties on the roster to nine.

Person, from Tiffin University, led their team in tackles with 73 and 11 passes defensed.  It sounds like that type of activity carried over to this past weekend.  Sims threw 15 touchdowns and four interceptions last year for Winston-Salem State.  He originally started his college career as A.J. McCarron’s backup at Alabama before transferring to Virginia and eventually transferring again to Winston-Salem State because of academic trouble.  Harold Jones-Quartey from the University of Findlay, led his team in tackles with 92 and was an all-conference team in NCAA Division II.

The question remains if any of them have a legitimate shot at making the final roster in September.  I think it is way too early to make any solid predictions on that but they’ve passed the first hurdle – get on the off-season roster.  Sims would have to overtake Harnish and Thomas to make the final roster.  Both Person and Jones-Quartey have a lot of work cut out for them.

The Cardinals will next be on the field on May 19th for the start of OTA’s.  It will be interesting to see if any of these three players can make it all the way to training camp at the end of July.