The Arizona Cardinals made a few roster moves on Sunday to change the makeup of their 53-man roster. They signed veteran running back Chester Taylor, who was cut by the Chicago Bears. They signed three players to their practice squad and they claimed two cornerbacks off waivers. One was Crezdon Butler, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The other is cornerback Korey Lindsey, who was a seventh round pick by the Cincinnati Bengal in the most recent NFL draft.
So who is this player?
Lindsey was a shutdown corner at FCS school Southern Illinois. Our Bengals blog, Cincy Jungle, wrote this about him:
Lindsey played all four preseason games this year, but failed to generate enough of an impression to move beyond the third-team unit that often played late in the game.
Lindsey, a two-time First-Team All-American in the FCS version of college football, which is formerly known as Division I-AA, posted 14 career interceptions at Southern Illinois. Sidelines Scouting wrote during the pre-draft process that the six foot, 190-pound cornerback "Instincts and route-recognition skills are above-average, is a heady player who understands the importance of preparation." They also wrote favorably with good change-of-direction skills and fluid hips.
Lindsey would be a prime candidate for the practice squad.
He will not be a member of the Bengals practice squad, or even the Cardinals' practice squad. As he was claimed off waivers, he is on the Cards' 53-man roster.
By adding Butler and Lindsey, Arizona now has six corners on the roster: A. J. Jefferson, Richard Marshall, Patrick Peterson, Michael Adams and now Butler and Lindsey.
Unless other moves are coming, the entire corp of corners is a very athletic and very young group. We will see how this works out for the Cardinals this season.