The Arizona Cardinals practice squad does not include one receiver some many wanted to see come back
The Arizona Cardinals have mostly set their practice squad. Remember this year it can be as many as 16 players. Also a new rule for this year is teams can protect up to four of them each week.
The bad part about the practice squad is other teams can poach players from the practice squads around the league. But given the environment we are in this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL is allowing more players and the protection of those four.
They brought back a number of players they cut over the past couple of days however one of the, receiver Hakeem Butler, is not coming back. As we said previously, the Friday release instrad of waiting until Saturday may have hinted at this.
Either way, the Cardinals now have 14 of the 16 players they can place on the squad. One of them is linebacker Evan Weaver, the 2020 sixth round pick out of California. Many thought he would return in this capacity.
Cardinals practice squad:
WR JoJo Ward
S Kentrell Brice
DL Trevon Coley
LB Reggie Walker
RB Jonathan Ward
WR A.J. Richardson
WR Andre Patton
OL Koda Martin
CB Jace Whittaker
LB Evan Weaver
DL Jonathan Bullard
RB D.J. Foster
CB Chris Jones
TE Dylan Cantrell
That’s a total of seven on each side of the ball. They can still add as many as two more players. While Butler did not make it back, they did add three receivers.
The receiving group was deep in camp this year. As was the cornerback group as they also added two recent cuts there in Chris Jones and Jace Whittaker. Some people had one or both of them making the final 53.
We still do not know what will happen of Butler but we wish him the best. Maybe he still comes back at some point or another team gives him a shot?