Top 5 Arizona Cardinals most likely to get cut going into the summer

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5 - Nate Hairston, CB

While cornerback is still a weak position for the Arizona Cardinals, they already have a more proven veteran in Antonio Hamilton, leaving Nate Hairston on thin ice. While he’s had his moments throughout his career, it’s also clear that the 28-year-old has also hit his limit, and he’s nothing more than a fringe backup. 

At this time, the Cards have a remarkable talent in Marco Wilson, along with rookies Garrett Williams and Kei’Trel Clark, along with second year pro Christian Matthew. Throw special teamer Kris Boyd in there, plus a few more younger and intriguing talents, and it’s tough to see Hairston lasting in the desert this summer. 

Overall, we know the Arizona Cardinals want to be a younger football team with a small influx of veteran leadership. But with guys like Colt McCoy, Kelvin Beachum, Matt Prater, James Conner, and Antonio Hamilton likely providing that sound veteran leadership along with the fact they will be key contributors in one way or another, the five names mentioned above may receive their walking papers before anyone else.

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