The first 53-man roster for the Arizona Cardinals has come and gone and changes are already happening.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Arizona Cardinals have claimed and been awarded three players off of waivers.
Cardinals claimed tackle Blaine Clausell (Panthers), defensive tackle Garrison Smith (Falcons), and guard Jeremy Vujnovich (Colts) on waivers.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 2, 2018
Blaine Clausell is a right tackle who had big ups and downs in Carolina this preseason. Our friends over at Cat Scratch Reader featured him having a good third preseason game and a cut worthy fourth preseason game.
Guard Jeremy Vujnovich was claimed after being released from the Indianapolis Colts. He’s a utility knife offensive lineman, and Stampede Blue highlighted that fact in their pre-training camp predictions where they predicted his being cut.
The two offensive lineman claimed is interesting since they were so packed at the position with 10 already rostered. That means guys like Will Holden, Korey Cunningham and Daniel Munyer are on notice now. Moreover, it’s odd that the Cardinals are claiming offensive linemen from teams desperate for offensive line talent that cut these players.
The final claim awarded to the Cardinals was Garrison Smith from the Atlanta Falcons, who was featured by SB Nation as a potential breakout candidate. That didn’t work out, but he is a fit for what the Cardinals need on defense, so he could definitely stick.
What do you think of the waiver claims?