NFL roster cuts: Half of the Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster are new to the team

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As can be expected, after their 5-11 showing in 2012, the new leadership has completely made over the roster

While we assume that the Arizona Cardinals are not yet done with churning their roster, but for now we can see that the coaching staff and front office did not believe that winning would happen with the roster as it was constituted. A 5-11 season will do that, especially losing 11 of their final 12 games.

The result? Half the roster was not on the team last year.

Here are the players that were not on the team in 2012

That is 26 of the final 53. Yes, seven of those players were drafted by the team this year (and Jonathan Cooper is on injured reserve), but with a closer look, you will note that nine starters are new to the team.

If the Cardinals also bring in some players off waivers, depending on who gets cut, that number of newcomers could go up.

Will the roster turnover change things? Well, one thing is sure -- sticking with the personnel of a 5-11 team probably wasn't going to cut it.

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