The Arizona Cardinals finalized their 10-man practice squad on Monday
With just seven players announced for the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on Sunday, eventually they were going to have to name three more. With week one practice under way, it was only a matter of time before it came to be.
On Monday, they added former Carolina Panthers safety Demetrious Cox, former Cleveland Browns linebacker B.J. Bello, and former Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Jones. That leaves the Cardinals practice squad with five offensive and five defensive players.
The offensive players include a quarterback, a tight end, and offensive lineman, a running back, and a receiver. The defensive players include two defensive lineman, a linebacker, a cornerback, and a safety.
The Cardinals did a good job of spreading the practice squad out to include all positions except special teams. It is important to have someone waiting in the wings at any particular position in case of injury or multiple injuries.
Cox was in camp with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017 before being cut. The Panthers then claimed him and he managed to play in four games for them last season before being injured.
He was with them up until being cut a few days ago. With Wilks being familiar with him, that will help.
As for Bello he was with the Browns last season as an undrafted free agent. He was on the 53-man roster for all 16 games but played sparingly.
Jones was also an undrafted free agent this year, signed by the Lions back in May. He did not make their cuts coming out of camp. Now he gets another chance with the Cardinals.
There are some players cut that were not claimed by the Cardinals which is somewhat interesting. Most notably cornerback Chris Campbell and kicker Matt McCrane.
However it was reported this afternoon by Pro Football Talk that McCrane was getting a workout with the New York Jets. We wish him the best of luck!