The Arizona Cardinals have been busy on Sunday, adding four players, releasing four and naming a practice squad
Earlier today it was announced the Arizona Cardinals had signed three players off of waivers, tackle Blaine Causell, defensive tackle Garrison Smith, and guard Jeremy Vujnovich. They later added defensive end Zach Moore.
Adding four meant they had to release four players. Naturally with the offensive linemen they added they had to release a couple. They included Evan Boehm and Will Holden. Boehm was a 2016 draft pick and Holden was drafted in 2017.
They also cut defensive end Vontarrius Dora and safety A.J. Howard. Both of them had very good preseason’s so both are considered a little shocking from my point of view.
That was for the 53-man roster. Then they had to get down to the business of adding practice players. They re-signed seven players they cut on Saturday.
Returning for the practice squad were offensive lineman Will House, defensive end Alec James, quarterback Chad Kanoff, running back Elijhaa Penny, defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini, receiver Jalen Tolliver, and tight end Andrew Vollert. Penny was a surprise cut yesterday, so glad this move was made to keep him, for now.
Kanoff fought for the thirds quarterback position in camp. He started off hot but tailed off a bit as the preseason wore on. Mike Glennon was kept as the third quarterback. If Glennon does end up getting traded at some point, Kanoff likely will be elevated to the 53-man roster.
As for Boehm and Holden, certainly there is disappointment. Boehm, when drafted, was expected to challenge for the center position. He didn’t beat out A.Q. Shipley so he was a backup center and guard.
His versatility likely kept him around longer than he really should have. Boehm never reached the potential the Cardinals thought he had. As for Holden, he struggled last season, so his release also not a complete shock.