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Arizona Cardinals move Jonathan Dwyer, cut Chris Rainey; re-sign Jalen Parmele

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Dwyer has been moved to the non-footbal illness list.

Ron Antonelli

The Arizona Cardinals have already moved on from running back Jonathan Dwyer, who was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and more on Wednesday.

The team announced Dwyer was moved from the active roster to the reserve/non-football illness list, which, according to Arizona Sports 98.7, will end his season.

To replace Dwyer on the roster, the team re-signed running back Jalen Parmele, who was with the Cardinals through training camp and was among final cuts.

Arizona also cut ties with running back Chris Rainey, releasing him from the practice squad and replacing him with former Indianapolis Colts running back Kerwynn Williams.

Rainey has a checkered past that includes domestic violence. One can speculate that the decision to let him go would be to distance the team from anything close to domestic violence.

Head coach Bruce Arians addressed the media on Thursday and insisted the move was football related and not at all dealing with his history.

Parmele (5-11, 223) spent the preseason with the Cardinals until he was released in the team's final roster cut on August 30. He originally signed with Arizona on May 27. Parmele is a four-year NFL veteran who has played with the Baltimore Ravens (2008-10) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2012), appearing in 35 career games (two starts) with 187 rushing yards on 47 carries, 60 yards on seven receptions, and 1,078 yards on 43 kickoff returns (25.1 yard avg.). He entered the NFL with the Dolphins as a sixth-round selection (176th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Toledo. Parmele will wear jersey #34.

Williams (5-8, 198) was a seventh-round selection (230th overall) by the Colts in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Utah State. He played in one game with the Colts and was inactive for one other contest before spending three weeks on the Colts practice squad. He was then signed by the Chargers practice squad where he spent the final 13 weeks of his rookie season. At Utah State, he was an honorable mention All-America selection and first-team All-WAC as a senior when he rushed for 1,512 yards. Williams takes the place of running back CHRIS RAINEY who was released from the practice squad.