TEMPE -- Colin Parker walked into the Cardinals dressing room on Friday morning and was greeted by a depressing remodeling job. Gone were the lockers for former Arizona State teammate Eddie Elder and former University of Arizona rivals Paul Vassallo and Gino Crump.
No name tags, no equipment, no trace of their former presence.
I knew cuts were coming, but it was crazy how fast it moved, Parker said.
After the Cards arrived home from their fourth preseason game on Thursday night in Tennessee, Parker dropped Elder off at his home at 2:45 a.m. on Friday. By 7 a.m., Elder, Vassallo, Crump and others had received the bad news from the Cardinals along with a request to return their playbooks.
Such is life for players on the football margins. One day, youre throwing your body in harms way, the next youre looking for a job. More players will be doing the latter when the Cards and other teams make their final cuts following this weekends final NFL preseason games.
All NFL rosters must...