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Cardinals Make Cuts To Reach 53-Man Roster

Little, Butler, Penny among those released; Five undrafted rookies kept

Among the players the Cardinals released Saturday were wide receivers Greg Little (18) and Brice Butler.
Among the players the Cardinals released Saturday were wide receivers Greg Little (18) and Brice Butler.

The Cardinals have cut down their roster.

It wasn't Steve Wilks' favorite thing – he told the team after Thursday's game that "all 90 deserve to be here" – but the reality was that a significant amount of players had to be let go. That list was officially made Saturday. The Cards let go of both veteran receivers Brice Butler and Greg Little, as well as fullback Elijhaa Penny, linebacker Scooby Wright and sixth-round draft pick cornerback Chris Campbell. Penny and Campbell are practice-squad eligible.

Among the players that made the initial roster were cornerback Brandon Williams and five undrafted rookies: wide receiver Trent Sherfield, linebacker Dennis Gardeck and defensive backs A.J. Howard, Zeke Turner and Deatrick Nichols. Tight end Jermaine Gresham (Achilles) and linebacker Markus Golden were also activated from the PUP list to the 53-man roster.

The group the Cardinals released, 35 players in all, were:

WR Carlton Agudosi

OL Josh Allen

DT Siupeli Anau

RB Sherman Badie

TE Alec Bloom

WR Brice Butler

CB Chris Campbell

DE Cap Capi

S Trevell Dixon

WR C.J. Duncan

OL Will House

DE Alec James

QB Charles Kanoff

WR Greg Little

K Matt McCrane

LB Airius Moore

CB Jonathan Moxey

DT Owen Obasuyi

LB Matthew Oplinger

OL Vinston Painter

FB Elijhaa Penny

OL Greg Pyke

LB Edmond Robinson

CB Tim Scott

DT Pasoni Tasini

CB Tavierre Thomas

WR Jalen Tolliver

DT Tani Tupou

RB Darius Victor

TE Andrew Vollert

OL Brant Weiss

TE Bryce Williams

DT Nigel Williams

WR Corey Willis

LB Scooby Wright

The Cardinals also moved DE Arthur Moats (knee) to injured reserve and came to an injury settlement to release S Harlan Miller (ankle).

There is still work to do on the roster. The Cardinals will put together their 10-man practice squad by the end of the weekend. The current 53-man roster doesn't figure to remain the same heading into practice next week either – the Cardinals are expected to look hard at the cuts around the NFL and potentially claim multiple players. If they are awarded anyone, they would need to make a corresponding cut.

Images of the players who made the team after Saturday's cuts