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2014 NFL roster cuts: Many former Arizona Cardinals players end up on cut lists

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A bit of "where are they now?"

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals made their roster cuts just like all the other teams in the NFL to get to the required 53 players. There were some notable former Cardinals that ended up jobless on Saturday.

Who were they?

Right tackle Eric Winston was released by the Seattle Seahawks. He started all 16 games last season for Arizona. The NFLPA president is now looking for work again.

Running back Ryan Williams, who had a roller coaster of a career here with injuries, was released by the Dallas Cowboys. Wide receiver Laron Byrd, the 2012 undrafted rookie stud of camp for the Cardinals, was also let go by Dalllas.

The Houston Texans released linebacker Quentin Groves, who spent a season in Arizona in 2012 and revitalized his career a bit.

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut a pair of former Cardinals. 2012 third round pick Jamell Fleming, cut by the Cardinals last year, was one of them. The other was receiver Kerry Taylor, who was on the practice squad for parts of 2012 and 2013, and also was on the active roster last season for a few games.

The Raiders released defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin.

The Chargers released cornerback Crezdon Butler, who was on the Cardinals for a game each in 2011 and 2012, and managed to get hurt each time.

The 49ers bid farewell to a pair of former Cardinals. One was running back Alfonso Smith, who was not re-signed this offseason. The other was guard Adam Snyder, who is not remembered fondly for his struggles at right guard  in 2012.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released defensive end Ronald Talley.

Only two -- Williams and Fleming -- were actual draft picks of the Cardinals.