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Playing time on offense for the Arizona Cardinals against the Green Bay Packers

Who got lots of snaps? Who didn't get so much?

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The snap counts are out for the preseason games last week. That, naturally, includes the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers. At this point, you can't read too much from the data because they are trying to play everybody to see what they can do.

What is different from the regular season is that in the preseason, especially in a team's first game, more playing time does not necessarily mean something good, other than opportunity. If you are play a lot, it means that your road to making the team has a lot of obstacles, as those who play most typically are the ones that don't make the team. It isn't always the case, especially when there are injuries affecting the depth chart (which was the case for Arizona).

By the logic of playing more isn't necessarily good, tight end Jim Dray has much to worry about. He played 48 of the offense's 63 plays. Of course, that does have a lot to do with injuries, as Jeff King and Kory Sperry both missed the game with injuries.

Rookie Stepfan Taylor was next with 36 snaps.

Here it is by position:

QB: Drew Stanton 33, Ryan Lindley 17, Carson Palmer 9, Caleb TerBush 6

RB: Stepfan Taylor 36, Alfonso Smith 27

WR: Jaron Brown 31, Dan Buckner 29, Charles Hawkins 21, Robby Toma 19, Nick Edwards 17, Jarrett Dillard 10, Michael Floyd 9, Larry Fitzgerald 8, Andre Roberts 6

TE: Jim Dray 48, Mickey Shuler 29, D.C. Jefferson 21, Rob Housler 7, Alex Gottlieb 6

OL: Mike Gibson 34, Bobby Massie 33, Nate Potter 33, Chilo Rachal 30, Senio Kelemete 25, Jamaal Johnson-Webb 24, Earl Watford 23, Joe Caprioglio 23, Adam Bice 22, Scott Wedige 18, Paul Fanaika 17, Jonathan Cooper 17, Lyle Sendlein 9, Levi Brown 9, Eric Winston 9


Defensive snap counts coming next.

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