Arizona Cardinals lose first waiver claim status
Carrying the status since finishing last in the NFL in 2018, the Arizona Cardinals no longer get first dibs on the waiver wire
We all knew the time would come. We’ve hit week four of the 2019 NFL season, which means the team that had the worst record at 3-13 in 2018, the Arizona Cardinals, have to give up the special status.
They now own the seventh spot on the waiver wire. Their tie with the Detroit Lions in week one has dropped them. There are six 0-3 teams in the NFL.
Still, the Cardinals did use the first spot on the wire but not always with good choices. It did seem like at times they might using their advantage to just use it.
It did allow them to get to feel the waters on people. They used it for linebacker Cassius Marsh as they were setting their 53-man roster for the start of the season.
They used it on some guys who just didn’t work out unfortunately. They signed tackle Desmond Harrison in June but quickly released him after trouble with the law surfaced.
Offensive lineman Justin Murray was acquired off of waivers. The jury is still out on his contributions to the Cardinals. The same can be said about offensive lineman Brett Toth.
They also got Kevin Peterson on September 1st. He too is still on the active roster but that could change when they get Patrick Peterson back in mid-October and maybe Robert Alford after that.
Safety Charles Washington was another September 1st pickup off waivers. He’s on the roster but another guy we’ve not heard much from yet.
The point here is there is a reason most of these guys are on waivers. Some could be flash in a pan type players but for the most part, these guys aren’t going to come in and make positive waves, at least not immediately.