A lot of that talent is back from 2016 and almost all of it is from the Steve Keim regime, including a strong amount of draft picks.
Here is an initial look at the depth chart, based on the Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster as released by the team today. That will be different after today.
Starters marked with (*)
T.J. Logan (Will go on IR designated to return tomorrow to allow another player to be signed)
Matt Wile Andy Lee
Initial Thoughts: A lot of the young guys expected to be players were cut. We saw Harlan Miller and Cole Toner both cut, they were 2016 day three picks and of course Dorian Johnson was cut.
This shows two things:
- The Cardinals have some talent on their roster so getting drafted is not a slam dunk to make the roster.
- Patience is not on young players side at this point.
The Cardinals will make another move tomorrow, with T.J. Logan going on the IR designated for return. They just had to have him on the initial roster. There was speculation we could see the Cardinals cut both punters and keep an extra position player, then tomorrow put Logan on the IR. Well, they waited for Andy Lee and it paid off.
Phillip Wheeler was getting some work at outside linebacker, Haason Reddick will obviously play OLB, but the team would still like a veteran. You also know that they will try and bring Cap Capi back to the practice squad, as he was a preseason favorite.
What are your thoughts?