GLENDALE, Ariz. Tracking the number of new faces in training camp has been a fluid process for the Cardinals media relations staff. The number keeps increasing.
Following the addition of tight end Mickey Shuler this weekend, 51 new players (including rookie free agents and draft picks) are wearing Cardinal red and white on the 90-man roster at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Unusual? Not exactly.
The Cardinals had a glut of new faces in camp following the lockout in 2011, and new coaching staffs often turn over a high number of players in an effort to change the existing culture and find guys who fit specific schemes they want to run."I think last year in Indianapolis it was close to 58," said Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who served as the Colts interim head coach while first-year coach Chuck Pagano was receiving treatment for leukemia. "Thats the NFL today. The entire bottom half of the roster youre trying to turn over. You know where your top 30 are. The rest of it is up for grab...