Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart: June Edition

May 6, 2016; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kingsley Ibeh during rookie minicamp at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
May 6, 2016; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kingsley Ibeh during rookie minicamp at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

With the depth chart that was posted last week, I had borderline players making it onto the team, however that was a complete miss now that they have been released. Those players were Chris King, Edawn Coughman, and Brandon Person. They’ve been replaced by what could also presume to be filler players Marquis Bundy, returnee Tyrequek Zimmerman,  and Jake Bernstein.

As OTA’s wrap up, Cardinals fans will continue to ponder the biggest question marks going through our minds. One of the biggest question marks being the quarterback, something that hasn’t been brought up is the possibility of the Cardinals carrying two quarterbacks instead of three.

That saves a roster spot for someone from another position of value (cornerback anyone?). The problem with that is the injury history of Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton (both suffered MCL tears).


1. Carson Palmer
2. Drew Stanton

Running Back:
1. David Johnson
2. Chris Johnson
3. Andre Ellington
4. Kerwynn Williams

Wide Receiver:
1. Michael Floyd
2. John Brown
3. Larry Fitzgerald
4. J.J. Nelson
5. Jaron Brown
6. Brittan Golden

Tight End:
1. Darren Fells
2. Jermaine Gresham
3. Ifeanyi Momah

Left Tackle:
1. Jared Veldheer

Left Guard:
1. Mike Iupati
2. Earl Watford

1. *Evan Boehm
2. A.Q. Shipley

Right Guard:
1. Evan Mathis
2. Antoine McClain

Right Tackle:
1. D.J. Humphries
2. *Cole Toner

Left End:
1. Calais Campbell
2. Ed Stinson

Nose Tackle:
1. Corey Peters
2. Rodney Gunter

Defensive Tackle:
1. *Robert Nkemdiche
2. Frostee Rucker
3. Josh Mauro

Weakside Linebacker:
1. Markus Golden
2. Alex Okafor

Inside Linebacker:
1. Deone Bucannon
2. Kevin Minter
3. Alani Fua

Strongside Linebacker:
1. Chandler Jones
2. Kareem Martin
3. Tristan Okpalaugo

1. Patrick Peterson
2. Justin Bethel
3. *Harlan Miller
4. Asa Jackson
5. *Brandon Williams

Free Safety:
1. Tyrann Mathieu
2. D.J. Swearinger

Strong Safety:
1. Tony Jefferson
2. Tyvon Branch
3. *Marqui Christian

1. Chandler Catanzaro

1. *Garrett Swanson

Long Snapper:
1. *Kameron Canaday

Another version, another point of view that fans are going to be like “that’s the 53-man roster?”. Yes, more changes in my opinion. We could see a more complete roster this year with so many returning players, and it makes it hard to not include some players.

The first change is what was described before, only two quarterbacks are included this time.  It is possible that Bruce Arians won’t carry either of the quarterbacks for convenience sake but rather because they deserve the roster spot.

Chris King is out, so a logical answer is Brittan Golden. He is Mr. Versatility, being able to play wide receiver and cornerback, he makes sense to make the roster. Someone who could end up winning the center position is another versatile player, Earl Watford. The guy is playing all 5 spots, so there is a chance he won’t just win a spot on the team but end up being a starter.

Tristan Okpalaugo is interesting as well. He is a substitute for Dwight Freeney. I get the commotion of fans being frustrated with Freeney not returning, but Okpalaugo is a younger option with more positional versatility. I switched Asa Jackson for Elie Bouka because this is a very talented back-end with the least amount of game experience.

Last but not least, rookie Garrett Swanson beats out Drew Butler, a punter with a strong leg, but seems to lack the power when the pressure is on.  It’s time for a change.