Arizona Cardinals: 3 players with time running short

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Cornerback Brandon Williams #26 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by defensive back Shamarko Thomas #38 of the Denver Broncos during a kickoff return in the first quarter at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Cornerback Brandon Williams #26 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by defensive back Shamarko Thomas #38 of the Denver Broncos during a kickoff return in the first quarter at State Farm Stadium on October 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 23: Wide receiver J.J. Nelson #14 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up for the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at State Farm Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chicago Bears won 16-14. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 23: Wide receiver J.J. Nelson #14 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up for the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at State Farm Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chicago Bears won 16-14. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /

J.J. Nelson

I keep asking the same question, week in and week out.  Why is this guy still on the roster?  We all know about his speed.

Speed kills in the NFL.  However that only holds true if you can catch the ball as well.  Nelson can’t, at least consistently.

Is there a guy better than him out there on the street?  The Cardinals don’t seem to think so.  But at this point they have to try, right?  They brought in Kendall Wright but he was in and out quick.

Nelson caught just two passes out of the four times he was targeted last Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.  It isn’t just dropped passes though.  For awhile that was it.

He’s also having difficulty running correct routes.  His bad route in the first quarter on Thursday night was a reason for one of quarterback Josh Rosen‘s interceptions, one that was returned for a score.

He’s just becoming more and more of a liability.  Maybe they will give him one last opportunity to shine with Byron Leftwich as offensive coordinator.  At this point, shouldn’t he be on his last chance?