Cardinals have made several notable roster moves in their attempt to reduce the
active roster to 53 players including the release of offensive guard Chilo
Rachal and defensive tackle David Carter, according to Bob McManaman of the Cardinals' official site. Rachal is an experienced interior lineman still seen
as a capable starter. His release is of particular note due to the fact that
the Cardinals first round draft pick—offensive guard Jonathan Cooper—recently was
placed on IR with a broken leg.
was also a bit eyebrow-raising for fans because he appeared to be a quality
rotational piece along the Cardinals’ defensive line. Carter has performed well
thus far and was a relatively inexpensive piece for a very solid Arizona
Cardinals’ also released wide receiver Mike Thomas, who has had sporadic
success in the NFL, primarily with the Jacksonville Jaguars. His abilities as a
slot receiver in the past have been well documented, but he has not been a
contributing factor for any team in several years. Thomas’ release likely did
not come as a shock to the Cardinals’ faithful, however it does open the door
for a couple of relatively unknown wide receivers to make the final roster:
Kerry Taylor and Jaron Brown.
reported by the Cardinals’ website include the release of safeties Curtis
Taylor and Jonathan Amaya, center Adam Bice, receivers Dan Buckner and Charles
Hawkins, tight ends Richard Quinn and Alex Gottlieb, guard Senio Kelemete, and linebackers
Colin Parker and Zach Nash.
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