It is almost time for football which means the Arizona Cardinals 90-man roster needs to be tightened up.
That means guys that can’t quite get on the field yet get placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list so bodies are accurately accounted for.
The Arizona Cardinals announced six players starting the season on the PUP including three offseason acquisitions:
LB DANTE BOOKER (back)
TE CHARLES CLAY (knee)
OL MAX GARCIA (knee)
DL ROBERT NKEMDICHE (knee)
LB BROOKS REED (hip)
CB BRANDON WILLIAMS (back)
Nkemdiche is not surprising, nor is Garcia if you followed along in free agency, but to see both Charles Clay and Brooks Reed start out on the PUP is… interesting.
In addition to the six players being designated on PUP the Cardinals made three roster moves.
First, they released offensive lineman Will Holden and defensive lineman Immanuel Turner.
In addition they signed defensive lineman Sterling Bailey, from the team:
Bailey (6-3, 296) originally entered the NFL in 2016 with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Georgia. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Colts, Seahawks and Vikings during his NFL career and most recently was with the Carolina Panthers in training camp in 2018. A native of Gainesville, GA, Bailey appeared in 42 games (19 starts) at Georgia, totaling 108 tackles, 2.5 sacks and seven passes defensed.