The Arizona Cardinals have not made any official announcements as of noon on Saturday
In typical Arizona Cardinals fashion, we will likely have to wait until the end of the day before getting anything official from the team on cuts. Some reports are being leaked however.
Former Arizona Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright, who had a good preseason and camp, is being released per a report from nfl.com. Many thought he would make the roster.
However, despite being released, Wright would be eligible for the practice squad. We will see what happens there.
Also, the team may be in the market for a punter. Neither Richie Leone and Matt Wile impressed in the preseason. Some believe Wile outplayed Leone, although the average yards per punt are in Leone’s favor.
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Word was though the Cardinals could be on the lookout for another punter depending on who became available after cuts this weekend. It looks like they may be interested.
Per azcentral.com’s Kent Somers, the Cardinals will pursue punter Andy Lee. That move would make complete sense for a couple of reasons.
First of all, Lee is a former pro-bowler. He unfortunately lost out on the punting competition with the Carolina Panthers and was cut by them on Saturday.
Secondly, Lee has familiarity with Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson. Lee was Dawson’s holder with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Cardinals will likely wait until Sunday to add him however if they are able to come to terms with him. Roster rules will dictate waiting until then.
Running back T.J. Logan, who was injured in the first preseason game, is going to be out 6-8 weeks. There are thoughts of putting him on injured reserve with a designation to return.
Per NFL rule though, if he is placed on injured reserve today, that would in effect end his season. He must officially make the final 53. That suggests the Cardinals could release both punters on the roster and then sign Lee on Sunday.
Right now it is still all speculation. We should know more by late Saturday and into Sunday. Teams will also be starting to build their practice rosters as well.