Arizona Cardinals: Top 5 camp position battles

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Nov 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs past Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (97) for a long run in the second quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Outside linebacker

This is the equivalent of the receiver battle on the offensive end of the field.  The linebacker core has a lot of guys on the training camp roster but only so many spots to be filled in the end.

The battle is between rookies Shaw Riddick and Markus Golden and veterans LaMarr Woodley, Lorenzo Alexander and Alex Okafor fighting for those outside linebacker spots.  You also have second-year guy Kareem Martin who is listed officially at outside linebacker but is also a defensive end.

That’s six spots in which you may only have room for four of them.  I don’t know if both Woodley and Alexander stay.  My best guess right now would be the two rookies, Martin, and Okafor make it. Martin however could be the odd man out if both Woodley and Alexander make the final cut.  This will be another fun on to watch.

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