So what does that do to the depth chart?
Here is a look at the current situation.
|WR1||Larry Fitzgerald||Jaron Brown|
|LT||Levi Brown||Nate Potter||Bradley Sowell|
|LG||Daryn Colledge||Earl Watford|
|C||Lyle Sendlein||Mike Gibson|
|RG||Paul Fanaika||Earl Watford|
|RT||Eric Winston||Bobby Massie|
|TE||Kory Sperry||Jim Dray|
|WR2||Michael Floyd||Andre Roberts|
|QB||Carson Palmer||Drew Stanton||Ryan Lindley|
|RB||Rashard Mendenhall||Ryan Williams||Stepfan Taylor||
|TE||Rob Housler||D.C. Jefferson|
|DE||Calais Campbell||Ronald Talley|
|NT||Dan Williams||Alameda Ta'amu|
|DT||Darnell Dockett||Frostee Rucker|
|SLB||Sam Acho||Alex Okafor|
|ILB||Jasper Brinkley||Kevin Minter|
|WLB||Lorenzo Alexander||Matt Shaughnessy||John Abraham|
|LCB||Patrick Peterson||Javier Arenas||Jamell Fleming|
|RCB||Jerraud Powers||Antoine Cason||Justin Bethel|
|SS||Yeremiah Bell||Tony Jefferson|
|FS||Rashad Johnson||Tyrann Mathieu|
|KR||Javier Arenas||Alfonso Smith||Stepfan Taylor||
|PR||Patrick Peterson||Javier Arenas||
It is interesting how Ryan Williams went from fifth to second on the depth chart. I always thought that the team was more or less going to keep him, that is until the very end. The fact that he leapfrogged everyone after playing a few snaps shows that was always the team's intent.
The other noticeable thing is where newcomer Bradley Sowell sits -- at left tackle. I know that many won't find this popular, but this tells me the road for Nate Potter leads out of Tempe/Glendale. 10 offensive linemen just don't make sense, especially since Bruce Arians will only dress seven or eight on gameday.
Andre Ellington as the last kick returner? I really had hoped that he would be number one.
John Abraham looks odd at number three. However, as we have seen in the preseason, nickel packages look different. Tyrann Mathieu is the nickelback and both Abraham and Matt Shaughnessy come in for Lorenzo Alexander and Sam Acho.
Four wide receivers? Well, between Patrick Peterson and the fact that the fourth "receiver" in most sets would be Rob Housler, it shouldn't be surprising that the team would go light on receivers. Personally, I expect that maybe the team will bring in another receiver or that Kerry Taylor would return. Four receivers and 10 offensive linemen seems unbalanced.
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- 2013 NFL season preview: Looking at this year's Arizona Cardinals
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- Waiver Wire Targets For The Cardinals
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