There are always a handful of players when camp starts that you hope can show enough to stick around. Of course the coaches do the same, as do the players. It seems this year that there were a lot of players that Steve Keim and Bruce Arians brought in that could make a teams 53 anywhere else. Of course they have to be able to produce under pressure, and on Thursday night... Some could not.
Glenn Carson: Carson was everywhere. He racked up 10 tackles, while recording three passes defended. Carson may have shown enough to be picked up on waivers before the Cardinals can sneak him to the practice squad, so Arians and Keim have a decision to make. I personally believe he warrants the nod over Desmond Bishop, who I was rooting to make the team.
Chandler Catanzaro: No longer a roster bubble player, Catanzaro showed up again on his kickoffs. He booted three, having only two returned for 25 yards. He went 3/3 on field goals picking up all nine points for the team. If this play continues into the regular season, the team won't have to worry about any big returns.
Curtis Taylor: Taylor was everywhere on the field tonight. He was laying players out, going for the ball, and playing smart. He was one of the few defensive backs who had an actual chance to make their way onto the 53, before breaking his arm late in the game. He's still a candidate to keep around, but it is unlikely the team keeps him until he is healed.
Nate Potter: Potter and Sowell are battling it out to be the teams backup swing tackle. However, neither impressed on Thurday, and both played like rubbish. Both allowed their man to get by them and flush Logan Thomas out of the pocket. Potter, was the lesser of the two evils, but not by much.
Brittan Golden: Golden was the cause of a huge hit that gave the Cardinals the ball to start the second half. He was however, a liability on offense. He dropped two manageable passes and just looked out of tune from his excellent start. Of course, one play does not make or break a players chances, but with Walt Powell being a draft pick, and one who can return kicks effectively, it looks like Golden is on the losing end of this battle.
Zach Bauman and Jalen Parmele: Both players were not expected to make the roster in the first place. However after a tough outing on Thursday night, that is confirmed it would seem. It is not their own faults, but more so the offensive lines fault for not being able to sustain blocks and holes. Bauman has talent, and Parmele has flashed, but with Jonathan Dwyer, Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, and Robert Hughes as the top backs, these two become expendable.
Was there anyone else you were watching on Thursday?