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Where Ossenfort, Sears and Pro Personnel team deserve very high praise

Here is the GM celebrating the team’s 35-31 win over the Eagles with superb street free agent addition DT Roy Lopez

Arizona Cardinals v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

One area of the football operations where Monti Ossenfort, Dave Sears and the Cardinals’ Pro Scouts deserve very high praise is in the youthful talent they have added to the team’s roster.

Here is a position-by-position list of the young players on the current roster (or IR) the Cardinals have added at some point during their 1st year on the job:


  • Clayton Tune —- pick #139


  • Emari Demercado —- CFA
  • Michael Carter —- waiver claim from NYJ


  • Michael Wilson —- pick #94


  • Elijah Higgins —- waiver claim from MIA
  • Travis Vokolek —- practice squad signee from BAL
  • Blake Whiteheart —- CFA


  • Paris Johnson Jr. —- #6 pick
  • Trystan Colon —- waiver claim from NYJ
  • Carter O’Donnell —- waiver claim from IND
  • Steve Ishmael —- waiver claim from SF
  • Jon Gaines II —- pick #122 (on IR)
  • Hayden Howerton —- waiver claim NE (on IR)


  • Dante Stills —- pick #213
  • Roy Lopez —- street FA
  • Phil Hoskins —- street FA
  • Naquan Jones —- street FA


  • Owen Pappoe —- pick #168
  • Trevor Nowaske —- waiver claim from DET
  • Tyreek Maddox-Williams —- street FA


  • B.J. Ojulari —- pick #41
  • Tyreek Smith —- waiver claim from SEA


  • Garrett Williams —- pick #72
  • Kei’Trel Clark —- pick #180
  • Starling Thomas V —- waiver claim from DET
  • Divaad Wilson —-street FA
  • Kyler McMichael —- street FA (on IR)


  • Qwantrezz Knight —- practice squad signee from SF
  • Joey Blount —- street FA


  • Matt Hembrough (on IR)

It was very encouraging to hear from the FOX crew last week that the Cardinals are leading the NFL in minutes played by rookies.

ROTB Poll:


What grade would you give to MODS and the Cardinals Pro Personnel team for the young additions they have made to the roster this year?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    (163 votes)
  • 49%
    (194 votes)
  • 6%
    (25 votes)
  • 1%
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    (3 votes)
389 votes total Vote Now

ROTB Question:

Aside from the Cardinals’ 2023 draft picks, what players listed here do you feel have a great chance to make next year’s 53-man roster?

I have 10 players in mind. How about you?