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Arizona Cardinals Camp Primer: The Final Spots on the Offensive Line

Most of the positions are filled, but eight players are battling for the final spots on the roster.

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What positions are actually up for battle heading into training camp, that's a question we honestly have not seen from the Arizona Cardinals in a couple of decades.

When you look at the roster, the one weak spot is easily the secondary, where there are just more questions than answers right now, even if those answers are damn interesting.

Yet, there are some unique battles that will unfold in camp, and those are some of what we will look at moving into the training camp season, only ten days away.

One of those intriguing match ups to watch will be who fills out the offensive line spots.

If we know the first seven offensive lineman: Jared Veldheer, Mike Iupati, A.Q. Shipley, Evan Mathis, D.J. Humphries with Evan Boehm and Earl Watford locking up the key back up roles, that leaves likely only one but maybe two roster spots left.

Let's take a look at who will be competing.

Rob Crisp, OT
Antoine McClain, OG
John Wetzel, OT
Givens Price, OT
Cole Toner, OG
Taylor Boggs, OC
Jake Bernstein, OG
Clay DeBord, OT

Off the bat, my guess is the final spot(s) come down to Antoine McClain, Clay DeBord and Cole Toner.

If you look at the investments made, McClain spent the 2015 season on the practice squad with the Cardinals and was signed for $525,000.  They have no dead money owed to McClain.

Toner was a fifth round pick, and although his salary is slightly less than McClain, he will count for some dead money against the cap if cut.

DeBord was given a three year contract, but his salary will not count against the cap if he is cut either.

I lean toward Toner getting the nod, with McClain getting the spot if they decide to keep nine, because I think they can get DeBord through to the practice squad.

What do you think?

All salary numbers courtesy of