When it comes to the Arizona Cardinals there are few if any questions to who is going to play, but the back end of the roster is one portion that we have seen constant flux under the Steve Keim regime. Keim believes in keeping the back end of the roster churning based on the needs of the team and the make-up of the players on the top of the depth chart.
Well, the most interesting, at least to me, depth chart questions can be found in the secondary.
While there are good questions about bringing in a veteran free agent, let's just take a look at the players that are competing for the back end roster spots in the secondary right now, that are on the roster and are not rookies.
Asa Jackson- A four year veteran, Jackson has played in 18 games in his career with six starts, all with the Baltimore Ravens.
Shaun Prater- Another four year veteran, Prater has played in 21 games with three teams, 19 with Minnesota, including all three career starts. He also played in a single game with Philadelphia and Indianapolis.
Carrington Byndom- Was a part of the Carolina Panthers 2014 roster for three games, was not on a roster in 2015.
Tyrequek Zimmerman- A 2015 undrafted free agent, Zimmerman is an Oregon State grad who spent some time on the Cleveland practice squad in 2015.
Durrell Eskridge- An undrafted free agent from 2015, Eskridge was cut by the New York Jets and ended up on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad for part of the 2015 season. Fantastic size at 6-3 208lbs for a safety.
Cariel Brooks- Brooks saw active roster time with the Arizona Cardinals in three games in 2015, which makes him a pick by some to make the roster in 2016.
The names may not be household, but these are veterans who have been in camp and in practices in the NFL.
We'll take a look at the undrafted rookies tomorrow.