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NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals lose Walt Powell to Jets, add Christian Tupou to practice squad

The team was unable to sneak the sixth rounder to the practice squad.

Stephen Dunn

The Arizona Cardinals gambled and lost with their sixth round pick, receiver Walt Powell.

A day after including him on their 53-man roster, they cut him to make room for linebacker Thomas Keiser, whom they clamed off waivers. The plan was to hope he would clear waivers and he could come back to the team on the practice squad. That didn't work, as Powell was awarded to the New York Jets.

Powell was the sixth receiver on the team, beaten out by Jaron Brown, who was an undrafted rookie in 2013. Powell will probably be the number four receiver for the Jets.

The Cardinals also made another practice squad addition, although the team did not yet announce it. Defensive tackle Christian Tupou, whom they claimed off waivers in May, was brought back to the practice squad after being part of final cuts.

Tupou was likely the team's second choice at defensive tackle to join the practice squad. Undrafted rookie Bruce Gaston, also part of final cuts for Arizona, was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on Sunday. The team hoped to have brought him back. Tupou will do, though.

Arizona has three spots remaining on the 10-man practice squad.