first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) throws against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) 2 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cardinals have released their second depth chart heading into the preseason game against the Raiders on Saturday. Let’s go through some of the position battles for the final 53-man roster.QB (4)Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, Trevor KnightHow Gabbert performs in the next four preseason games will dictate how many quarterbacks they keep on the active roster.Offensive line three deep (15) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Cornerbacks (6)LCB Patrick Peterson, Tramon Williams, Harlan MillerRCB Justin Bethel, Brandon Williams, Sojourn SheltonDepending on if they add another player when rosters are cut, the top CBs are Peterson, Bethel, Tramon Williams and Brandon Williams.Safeties (6)SS Antoine Bethea, Tyvon Branch, Ironhead GallonFS Tyrann Mathieu, Budda Baker, Rudy FordThey could keep five. Ironhead Gallon is practice squad eligible.Special teamsKR Kerwynn Williams, Brittan Golden, Jeremy Ross, Chad WilliamsPR Kerwynn Williams, Jeremy Ross, Rudy Ford, Chad WilliamsP Matt Wile, Richie LeoneH Matt Wile, Richie LeoneK Phil DawsonBoth punters have been inconsistent. In the next four-preseason games, they must show improvement, otherwise the Cardinals could find another punter before the season starts.Follow Mike Jurecki on Twitter LT D.J. Humphries, John Wetzel, Givens PriceLG Mike Iupati, Kaleb Johnson, Will HoldenC A.Q. Shipley, Cole Toner, Daniel MunyerRG Evan Boehm, Tony Bergstrom, Dorian JohnsonRT Jared Veldheer, Ulrick John, Jonathan McLaughlinThe Cardinals will likely keep eight or nine linemen.Wide receivers (6)Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson, Chad WilliamsJohn Brown, Jaron Brown, Brittan GoldenBarring any injuries, they’ll keep six on the roster.Running backs (4)David Johnson, Kerwynn Williams, Chris Johnson, Andre EllingtonElijhaa Penny is practice squad eligible.Defensive line (9)DT Josh Mauro, Olsen Pierre, Xavier WilliamsNT Corey Peters, Rodney Gunter, Pasoni TasiniDT Frostee Rucker, Robert Nkemdiche, Ed StinsonLast year, they carried nine on the active roster, but it’s possible they keep seven or eight.Linebackers (12)SAM Chandler Jones, Jarvis Jones, Cap Capi$LB Haason Reddick, Scooby Wright, Josh Bynes (Deone Bucannon)ILB Karlos Dansby, Philip Wheeler, Zavier GoodenWILL Markus Golden, Kareem Martin, Alex BazzieWright was running with the third string yesterday in practice, and it’s safe to say he’s on the bubble. Keep an eye on Josh Bynes, who totaled 209 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, a half sack, one interception, 14 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 64 games (28 starts) with the Lions and Ravens since 2011. He will get a chance to compete for a backup spot.last_img

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