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NFL roster cuts: Arizona Cardinals reportedly shopping Ryan Williams

The 2011 second round pick appears to be on his way out of town.


In the midst of roster cuts around the league, the Arizona Cardinals apparently are looking to make a trade. According to Jan La Canfora, the team is looking to trade running back Ryan Williams.

Williams, the team's 2011 second round draft pick, has suffered from durability issues. After tearing his patella tendon in his first preseason, he lost his 2011 season. In 2012, he played only five games before being placed on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury.

He recovered and participated in all offseason workouts, but had knee pain during training camp, causing him to lose two weeks of practice. He finally got back to practice and played Saturday night, carrying the ball twice for 10 yards and catching the ball once for six yards.

The team is already content with the other four running backs they have -- Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington.

Some believe that if he is not traded now that he will be let go by Tuesday's cuts. What would make more sense would be to wait until final cuts to either let him go or trade him because they can give him a ton of carries in Denver on Thursday.

Either way, it appears that Williams is about to see his final days as a member of the Cardinals.

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