Arizona Cardinals roster moves filling gaps
The Arizona Cardinals filled their open roster spots on Sunday
This time of the season, there is never a quiet day when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals. Sunday was no exception.
After they released defensive end Darius Philon on Saturday, that left a hole at the position. Zach Allen moves into the starters spot but they needed to add someone behind him as depth.
Enter Pasoni Tasini. Tasini returns to the Cardinals roster again. He was with the team for most of 2018, mostly on the practice squad but was waived back in May.
Also returning on Sunday was tight end Charles Clay. Clay had been on the PUP list and is listed first on the depth chart. Clay was signed as a free agent back in February after being released by the Buffalo Bills.
Clay was put on the PUP list just before the start of camp. Tight end is a position the Cardinals have had trouble finding consistent good help at.
Ricky Seals-Jones had a good preseason game on Thursday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Maxx Williams, signed as a free agent in the offseason after being with the Baltimore Ravens, played as well. He is a very good blocker and receiver.
The tight end position will not be ignored by coach Kliff Kingsbury according to a story azcardinals.com posted. Let’s hope that’s the case. The more involved in the offense, the better.
Also removed from the PUP list on Sunday was cornerback Brandon Williams. Many ask why he still has a spot. The simple answer is special teams.
However even that could be in jeopardy. As good as he has been, others have shown they can be just as good. Take receiver Trent Sherfield for example.
Sherfield had a great game on Thursday night both on offense and special teams. He could make the team as a seventh receiver but for the main purpose of being used as a special teamer.
We’ll see what Williams can do upon his return. He certainly is not going to be pushing his way up the depth chart at cornerback, even with Patrick Peterson missing the first six weeks of the regular season.