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Snap counts from Cardinals vs. Raiders

A look at who played.

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As we do each week, we look at the snaps counts for each game. In the preseason it is more difficult to find meaning in them. But here they are anyway.


Quarterback: Carson Palmer, 37; Drew Stanton, 15; Phillip Sims, 11; Logan Thomas, 10

Nothing to discuss here. Each was out there with their tier of players.

Running backs: David Johnson, 28; Andre Ellington, 25; Kerwynn Williams, 10; Marion Grice, 10; Robert Hughes, 5; Stepfan Taylor, 2

Johnson got time on the first and second teams. I am always interested in how little Taylor  plays, but he was in on 12 special teams snaps. And he gets snaps at odd times.

Wide receivers: Larry Fitzgerald, 35; John Brown, 35; J.J. Nelson, 34; Jaron Brown, 31; Brittan Golden, 26; Jaxon Shipley, 19; Ryan Spadola, 10; Trevor Harman, 10

Nelson got time with the first and second teams.

Tight ends: Ifeanyi Momah, 36; Darren Fells, 28; Gerald Christian, 20; Gannon Sinclair, 1

Momah got a ton of time, getting playing snaps in all parts of the game.

Offensive line: Jonathan Cooper, 37; Bradley Sowell, 37; Jared Veldheer, 37; Ted Larsen, 37; A.Q. Shipley, 37; D.J. Humphries, 36; Jon Halapio, 36; Earl Watford, 26; Lyle Sendlein, 26; Anthony Steen, 25; Bobby Massie, 21; Antoine McClain, 10

You can tell a couple of things -- exactly how many snaps the first team got (37) and how many the second team got (26).


Defensive line: Josh Mauro, 44; Calais Campbell, 38; Frostee Rucker, 32; Matt Shaughnessy, 29; Xavier Williams, 28; Cory Redding, 21; Alameda Ta'amu, 9; Rodney Gunter, 7

What? Gunter only played seven snaps? Before you panic, he was playing with the starters and is the nose tackle, who always comes out in sub packages. Mauro played with the first team all the way into the fourth quarter.

Linebackers: Alex Okafor, 38; Kareem Martin, 38; Kevin Minter, 35; Gabe Martin, 35; Alani Fua, 28; Shaq Riddick, 13; Markus Golden, 16; LaMarr Woodley, 14; Kenny Demens, 10; Lorenzo Alexander, 9; Andrae Kirk, 6; Glenn Carson, 4; Edwin Jackson, 4

Martin got a lot of work and Okafor appears to be a guy who will not leave the field. Notice how Kirk, Carson and Jackson all played the least and no longer are on the team.

Defensive backs: Harold Jones-Quartey, 45; Tyrann Mathieu, 38; Patrick Peterson, 38; Deone Bucannon, 38; Jerraud Powers, 38; Rashad Johnson, 35; Tony Jefferson, 34; Anthony Walters, 28; C.J. Roberts, 26; Jimmy Legree, 24; Chris Clemons, 23; Darren Woodard, 22; Cariel Brooks, 20; Shaquille Richardson, 19; Justin Bethel, 15

The starting defense you can tell played 38 snaps, based on how Peterson, Mathieu and Bucannon played. They never left the field when the starters were out there. Richardson was cut and you see he had few snaps. Clemons was again the seventh DB for the starters when they went with seven DBs (I saw it on at least one play.

Any other observations you can make?