Arizona Cardinals: Friday roster moves include a quarterback
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals didn’t wait for practice on Friday afternoon to start making noise
Well Bruce Arians made himself an honest person on Friday. A couple of days ago the Arizona Cardinals head coach mentioned how he had never had five quarterbacks in camp ever before. He said we should look for the first cuts to be at quarterback. It wasn’t the very first but it was close.
On Friday the Cardinals released quarterback Chandler Harnish. The move was made in conjunction with the re-signing of center Lyle Sendlein. That move in itself is a very interesting one.
Harnish was battling Logan Thomas and rookie Phillip Sims for the third quarterback spot. Harnish was brought in partly because of Arians familiarity of him from Indianapolis. I thought he would last a little longer to be honest. However like I said the other day, Thomas was likely not going to be the first to go amongst those three no matter how bad he looks.
To me though the interesting move here was bringing back Sendlein. Sendlein’s time with the Cardinals seemed to come to an end when he was released in the offseason in favor of Ted Larsen and then when they brought in A.Q. Shipely as a free agent.
The move says a lot to me. The biggest thing is means is Arians can’t be happy with the production of either so far. There would be no need to bring Sendlein in if Larsen and Shipley were getting it done in practice.
Of course he isn’t going to come in as the starter right away. If Sendlein could just walk in as the starter, they would never have released him in the first place. However this can’t be a good sign that neither Larsen or Shipley were good enough to compete on their own. Competition is never a bad thing but this move speaks volumes.
Also on Friday the Cardinals added receiver Travis Harvey and guard Nate Isles. The Cardinals were sitting at 88 players on the roster when the day started. This brings them up to the 90-man limit.
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