The Arizona Cardinals announced the roster moves they needed to make to welcome back right tackle Bobby Massie from his two-game suspension on Tuesday. Massie, who was suspended because of a DUI arrest the weekend of the Super Bowl, returns to the active roster and running back Kerwynn Williams was released.
Williams had been elevated to the 53-man roster on Friday as insurance at running back when Andre Ellington was going to miss the game against the Bears. Now presumably he will rejoin the practice squad if he clears waivers.
The move to cut Williams is somewhat intriguing simply because it gives the team 10 offensive linemen and only three healthy running backs.
Of course, if Williams clears waivers and returns to the practice squad, he could be elevated again and there could be a different player let go.
Arizona also made some practice squad moves.
The team released guard Anthony Steen and tight end Brandon Bostick from the practice squad. The Cardinals also announced running back Mike Gillislee was added to the squad.
Gillislee (5-11, 219) played in three games with the Miami Dolphins the past two seasons and had six carries for 21 yards. He entered the league with Miami as a fifth round selection (164th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Florida. After playing in three games as a rookie, he missed the entire 2014 season on injured reserve. He was released in the Dolphins final roster cut on September 5.
As it stands now, there is one open spot on the practice squad, presumably for Williams.