9/1/12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Final 53

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 30: Richard Bartel #2 of the Arizona Cardinals throws the ball down field against the Denver Broncos at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
It's the last time this year where players will have their hopes fulfilled or the dreams put on hold for awhile. Starting yesterday we saw the final roster cuts that were made by 6 PM, as well as we finally got to hear who our starting QB esd. Let's get a look at some links.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Floyd Finishes With Flourish
If Michael Floyd had hauled in his second-quarter touchdown catch with just one hand, it surely would’ve been highlight worthy.

John Skelton The Choice At QB
John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt said, is the quarterback the Cardinals’ coaches think gives the team the best chance to win.

Word From the Birds Blog | Skelton is starting quarterback
Ken Whisenhunt named John Skelton his starting quarterback just now. I’ll have much more in a bit, but there it is. Kevin Kolb is the backup. Whiz wouldn’t get into details, other than to say Skelton gives the Cards the best chance to win. He also said if Skelton doesn’t get the job done, he’ll be replaced, just like any other position.

Word From the Birds Blog | Cards cut to 53
The key point anytime a team gets to the 53-man roster on final cuts is this: It’s never quite the final roster. That’s something to keep in mind when looking over the Cards’ cuts today, which leaves an unbalanced roster for now.

Word From the Birds Blog | Jefferson tweets trade to Vikings
Well, this is one way to relieve the logjam of defensive backs the Cards have — cornerback A.J. Jefferson tonight tweeted out he was being traded, and then tweeted it was to the Vikings.

NFL News:

Jordan Shipley, Brett Ratliff among Bucs' final cuts - NFL.com
Wide receiver Jordan Shipley hoped to resurrect his young career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Friday's roster-cut news ended that notion.

Tim Hightower among Washington Redskins' cuts - NFL.com
The Washington Redskins' release of running back Tim Hightower came as a surprise. Brian McIntyre highlights the rest of the players who didn't make the 53-man roster in D.C.

Haloti Ngata first up for Cincinnati Bengals' Jeff Faine - NFL.com
Veteran center Jeff Faine won't have the benefit of offseason work when he lines up for the Cincinnati Bengals in Monday night's opener, and his first blocking assignment is a tough one.

Braylon Edwards makes Seattle Seahawks' roster - NFL.com
Braylon Edwards is back in the NFL -- and to stay. He made the Seattle Seahawks' roster and might wind up starting for the team and its rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson.

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