The Arizona Cardinals announced their 53-man roster on Saturday
This may not end up being the final 53-man roster before next week’s season opener at the San Francisco 49ers but for now the Arizona Cardinals have made their cuts and set roster heading into week 1 of the 2020 NFL regular season.
Teams will be making additional moves based on players cut from other teams, so what we see now likely will not be the exact same 53 players we see later in the week.
Here is how the roster breaks down after the team made its cuts on Saturday.
Quarterbacks (3): Kyler Murray, Brett Hundley, Chris Streveler
Running backs (3): Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds, Eno Benjamin
Receivers (6): DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson, Trent Sherfield
Tight ends (3): Dan Arnold, Maxx Williams, Darrell Daniels,
Offensive Line (10): Kevin Beachum, Mason Cole, Lamont Gaillard, Max Garcia, D.J. Humphries, Josh Jones, Joshua Miles, J.R. Sweezy, Justin Pugh, Justin Murray
Defensive line (6): Zach Allen, Corey Peters, Michael Dogbe, Jordan Phillips, Leki Fotu, Rashard Lawrence
Linebackers (10): Chandler Jones, Jordan Hicks, Haason Reddick, Devon Kennard, Isaiah Simmons, Dennis Gardeck, Kylie Fitts, De’Vondre Campbell, Ezekiel Turner, Tanner Vallejo
Cornerbacks (4): Patrick Peterson, Dre Kirkpatrick, Byron Murphy Jr, Kevin Peterson
Safeties (5): Budda Baker, Chris Banjo, Deionte Thompson, Jalen Thompson, Charles Washington
Special teams (3): Andy Lee (P), Zane Gonzalez (K), Aaron Brewer (LS)
It is an even distribution between offense and defense on the roster. There are 25 players on each side plus the 3 special teams players.
To most there aren’t many surprises here. The biggest surprises seem to be at quarterback, keeping three total. It will be interesting to see how long that lasts.
They also cut D.J. Foster, opting for three running backs instead of four. That means seventh round pick Eno Benjamin made the initial cut.
One draft pick who didn’t make the cut was sixth round linebacker Evan Weaver out of California. He could be brought back for the practice squad.
The Cardinals also release recent cornerback signee Ken Crawley. They also kept safeties Chris Banjo and Charles Washington.
Now it’s time to wait for the practice squad additions and see if there are any players the Cardinals are interested in from the waiver wire who may bump some of these initial roster players. Expect a practice squad to be completed within the next two days,