Arizona Cardinals: 5 cut candidates, post draft
By Avery Duncan
The Arizona Cardinals left the draft looking like a completely different time, which could spell the end for some players on the roster.
After drafting 11 players and signing 14 in the off-season, the Arizona Cardinals will have to make some tough decisions by way of terminating contracts. Although they’ve parted ways with many players that helped define the Arians’ era including Jermaine Gresham and Markus Golden (free-agency) and others that defined the Wilks’ era including Josh Bynes and Josh Rosen (trade), more should be on the way.
Not only do the Cardinals want to rid themselves of pricey contracts and over-the-hill players, but they may also want to reset the locker room; an all too apparent statement considering their off-season. The roster that the Redbirds will trot out next year will be vastly different than last year’s 3-13 squad. Not only will the quarterback position be radically different with Murray at the helm, but the coaching staff also brings an entirely new scheme that includes an Air Raid offense and 3-4 defense.
Because of all the off-season additions and changes, expect to see some more players leave the roster. Although some of these players have proved to be solid in the past, none project as starters on most any NFL team. Of course, there are also some classic Keim busts and reaches from previous classes, starting with the first player on this list.