Reacting to the five Arizona Cardinals that were cut

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The Arizona Cardinals made five cuts ahead of the NFL’s deadline, and here is a reaction to them.

With how good of a start the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason got off to, it’s easy to forget that the team had 80-plus players on it heading into their first game last week. But, the eventual process of training camp continues, and players never want to hear “Coach needs to see you” or getting “the knock” on their dorm.

Those are pretty much the universal code for you’re about to get cut, and the Arizona Cardinals cut or waived the following players:

  1. Kingsley Keke
  2. Haggai Ndubuisi
  3. Greg Long
  4. Ronnie Rivers
  5. Breon Borders

The Arizona Cardinals’ cut of Kingsley Keke and Breon Borders comes as a surprise.

For Ndbusui, Long and Rivers, their depth chart position really sealed their fate, as it would’ve taken a miracle for them to make the roster. The main reaction for these cuts are Keke and Borders.

First off, Borders being let go is a step in the right direction for the Cardinals. It hopefully signifies that they’re going to go out and sign a veteran free agent cornerback that has legitimate playing experience. Borders wasn’t great or that bad towards the end of the season, but the Cardinals found the journeyman and chose to play him.

What is more of a surprising cut is Keke, who was a fan favorite in Green Bay for a few seasons. I’m not too sure why the Cardinals chose to cut him, as he would’ve been a decent option to keep for at least a few more weeks.

But there’s a reason I’m not an NFL GM or coach. Keke had a lot of intrigue and I would’ve liked to have seen him get some snaps in a game- seeing as how he didn’t get any against the Bengals.

The Arizona Cardinals must be down to 80 players by next Tuesday, August 23rd by 4 PM Eastern time.

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