After players are cut when NFL rosters are trimmed down to 53 players, many still get a shot with other teams. Three Arizona Cardinals get that chance. Two were claimed off waivers and one will get a tryout.
Both quarterbacks the Arizona Cardinals waived have a shot. Logan Thomas was awarded to the Miami Dolphins on a waiver claim, while Phillip Sims, who cleared waivers, will get get a tryout on Monday with the Oakland Raiders. The report on Sims comes from Draft Diamonds, who keeps up with small school players. Also reported by Draft Diamonds is that Sims will head to try out for the Tennessee Titans if things don't work out in Oakland.
According to Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey, as reported on ESPN, Miami has "had their eye on" Thomas since the 2013 NFL Draft, when he was selected by the Cardinals in fourth round. Arizona took him in the fourth round when they caught wind he would not be around when the picked again. Perhaps Miami was a team in play then.
Perhaps to the dismay of the Cardinals, safety Harold Jones-Quartey was awarded to the Chicago Bears on a waiver claim. It was believed he would join the Cardinals practice squad if he went unclaimed.
Both Thomas and Jones-Quartey go immediately onto their new team's 53-man roster.