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Arizona Cardinals Have High Waiver Priority... Unfortunately

The Arizona Cardinals have a higher waiver priority than any fan would have guessed.

The NFL waiver wire has been reset, after the first three weeks of the season, the Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL get waiver priorities now based on the 2016 NFL records.

The waiver wire allows players with four years or less service to pass through waivers, and teams can put in claims on the player. The team with the highest waiver priority gets the player. So in theory the Jacksonville Jaguars can claim every player that is waived and they would be awarded every player.

In the end, the Arizona Cardinals are eighth in the NFL in waiver priority right now, which sucks, except they may get a team that offloads a talented player who is not fitting in right now, so that is the one, small, silver lining.

Here is the entire order, from Field Yates:

  1. Jaguars
  2. Saints
  3. Bears
  4. Browns
  5. Chargers
  6. Lions
  7. Jets
  8. Cardinals
  9. Bills
  10. Colts
  11. Dolphins
  12. 49ers
  13. Buccaneers
  14. Bengals
  15. Titans
  16. Washington
  17. Panthers
  18. Falcons
  19. Cowboys
  20. Giants
  21. Raiders
  22. Packers
  23. Chiefs
  24. Rams
  25. Seahawks
  26. Texans
  27. Steelers
  28. Ravens
  29. Eagles
  30. Broncos
  31. Vikings
  32. Patriots