Arizona Cardinals: Roster trimmed, Jenkins out
The Arizona Cardinals cut 11 players on Monday with two more cuts to make before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday
The Arizona Cardinals made several roster moves on Monday. They reduced the roster down to 77 players with 11 cuts. In addition one player also had to be placed on injured reserve.
As expected, the Cardinals lost cornerback Mike Jenkins for the season with a torn ACL. After he was carted off the field in the 34-24 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, the news does not come as a shock.
Nevertheless, Jenkins has seen his 2016 season come to an end. There were 11 players whose time, at least for now, ended with the Cardinals on Monday.
Quarterback Jake Coker was one of the cuts. After injuring his knee and missing the trip to Houston, the writing was on the wall with that move. For now, Matt Barkley is the number three quarterback. It remains to be seen if the Cardinals keep two or three quarterbacks.
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Other cuts included WR Amir Carlisle, WR Franky Okafor, P Garrett Swanson, CB Asa Jackson, T Clay Debord, CB Shaun Prater, DT Iosia Iosia, G Jake Bernstein, LS Danny Dillon, TE Gerald Christian, and S Tyrequek Zimmerman. There are two more cuts remaining.
Carlisle didn’t get a lot of in-game action, so he wasn’t a surprise. Dillon was a bit of surprise at long snapper. He was listed as first on the depth chart that came out last week.
Of the cuts maybe the most disappointing was Christian. The tight end spot had five guys that could have made this team. Christian was on course to at least make the practice squad in his rookie season last year before he got hurt in camp and missed the entire year.
In addition to the two cuts, do not be surprised to see the Cardinals being in another veteran cornerback given the loss of Jenkins. That would mean another cut from the current roster.