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Cardinals Release Zac Dysert

Team also cuts safeties Johnson and Noland-Lewis as OTAs wrap up


The Cardinals released quarterback Zac Dysert Friday.

The Cardinals' quarterback room has a little more room heading into next week's mandatory minicamp.

With the team wrapping up the summer's organized team activities Friday, there were also three players released – including Zac Dysert, one of five quarterbacks on the roster.

Undrafted rookie safeties Drico Johnson and Cyril Noland-Lewis were also cut.

Dysert first came to the Cardinals at the outset of the regular season last year, winning a battle with Aaron Murray for a place on the team's practice squad. He was elevated to the 53-man roster in December, and brought back as an exclusive rights free agent.

But the Cardinals signed Trevor Knight as an undrafted rookie, and then signed veteran Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert's arrival helped the Cardinals through OTAs because starter Carson Palmer wasn't going to throw much. Having four other quarterbacks – Gabbert, Knight, Dysert and backup Drew Stanton – to use on the two practice fields was necessary.

But Palmer returned to throwing late last week, and coach Bruce Arians said Palmer will work all of minicamp. 

The Cardinals now have three openings on the 90-man roster. 

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