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Arizona Cardinals Sign RB Chester Taylor, Claim More Players Off Of Waivers

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The newest Arizona Cardinal.
The newest Arizona Cardinal.

According to NFL reporter Jason La Canfora, the Cardinals have come to terms on a one-year deal with former Bears and Vikings running back, Chester Taylor. Taylor has been brought on to provide depth after rookie Ryan Williams went down with an torn patellar tendon during the preseason. 

Taylor will likely play the role of a third down back and a guy who can pick up the blitz very well on passing downs. His release from the Bears was one that was expected and many speculated he would end up with the Cardinals. As a vested veteran, Taylor was not forced to waivers and was able to sign with whatever team he chose. 

Also of note, the Cardinals have claimed cornerbacks Crezdon Butler and former Bengal corner, Korey Lindsay. Butler is coming from the Steelers, so he may have some familiarity with the defense Arizona is looking to run under defensive coordinator Ray Horton. 

Isaiah Williams is also in the process of signing a contract to be on the Cardinals practice squad, according to his agent Joshua Stevens. Isaiah played pretty well during the preseason, but there were too many players ahead of him on the depth chart for him to make the final 53. 

One thing to keep in mind is that with the signing of these three players, three other players already on the roster must either be cut or placed on the practice squad. The limit is 53 and Arizona presently has 56, so more changes will be coming. 

More news is sure to come out, stay tuned.