The Cardinals are down to their 53. Or at least their initial 53-man roster on Sunday, before waiver claims probably change it later in the week.
General Manager Steve Keim made the last seven necessary moves needed to pare down the roster, including putting tight end
Of the players cut, all but Walker are practice-squad eligible. The Cardinals will have a practice squad determined by Sunday afternoon.
The moves mean a few different things:
-- The Cardinals kept a stunning 11 defensive backs, including seven cornerbacks.
-- Aside from wide receiver
-- Three undrafted rookies – wide receiver
The question now is how much the roster could change in the next couple of days. The Cardinals return to practice Monday and by then there could already be a shift. Players have 24 hours to clear waivers and the Cardinals have made it clear there will be further additions – and corresponding cuts.
“You normally cut the guys you like coaching,” Arians said earlier in camp. “They are overachievers. They do everything you asked of them. They are just not quite good enough. That’s the hardest part. Sometimes it’s a dream coming to an end. “