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Arizona Cardinals roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Arizona Cardinals sort out their roster decisions.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks at his play card during the first half of the NFL preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at State Farm Stadium on August 13, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals head into a pivotal season for head coach Kliff Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray. This is Year 3 of the Kingsbury era, meaning the Cardinals have to at least make the playoffs for him to show improvement. Murray also needs to show his production from last season can translate into a contending franchise.

The backfield workload between Chase Edmonds and James Conner will be a story all season. Rookie Rondale Moore has been involved in various packages during the preseason, creating intrigue for his role even with three wide receivers ahead of him on the depth chart.

*Player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list

Cardinals 53-man roster following roster cuts

Arizona Cardinals, 53-man roster

Position Name
Position Name
CB Luq Barcoo
CB Tay Gowan
CB Byron Murphy Jr.
CB Marco Wilson
DE Zach Allen
DE Michael Dogbe
DE Jordan Phillips
DE J.J. Watt
DT Leki Fotu
DT Rashard Lawrence
DT Corey Peters
ILB Zaven Collins
ILB Jordan Hicks
ILB Isaiah Simmons
ILB Ezekiel Turner
ILB Tanner Vallejo
K Matt Prater
LS Aaron Brewer
OL Kelvin Beachum
OL Max Garcia
OL Rodney Hudson
OL D.J. Humphries
OL Josh Jones
OL Koda Martin
OL Joshua Miles
OL Justin Murray
OL Brian Winters
OLB Victor Dimukeje
OLB Dennis Gardeck
OLB Markus Golden
OLB Chandler Jones
OLB Devon Kennard
P Andy Lee
QB Colt McCoy
QB Kyler Murray
QB Chris Streveler
RB Eno Benjamin
RB James Conner
RB Chase Edmonds
RB Jonathan Ward
S Budda Baker
S Deionte Thompson
S Jalen Thompson
S Charles Washington
TE Darrell Daniels
TE Demetrius Harris
TE Maxx Williams
WR Andre Baccellia
WR A.J. Green
WR DeAndre Hopkins
WR Andy Isabella
WR Christian Kirk
WR Rondale Moore
WR Antoine Wesley
Reserve Injured
DE Jack Crawford
CB Darqueze Dennard
Reserve Retired
CB Malcolm Butler
Free Agent
WR Larry Fitzgerald
Reserve Covid-19
CB Robert Alford
OL Justin Pugh

Cardinals ​roster cuts

  • RB Tavien Feaster
  • RB Ito Smith
  • WR Andre Baccellia
  • WR Greg Dortch
  • WR Rico Gafford
  • WR Aleva Hifo
  • WR KeeSean Johnson
  • WR A.J. Richardson
  • WR JoJo Ward
  • TE Ian Bunting
  • TE Bernhard Seikovits
  • TE Ross Travis
  • C Michal Menet
  • OL Branden Bowen
  • OL Shaq Calhoun
  • OL Sean Harlow
  • OL Marcus Henry
  • OL Koda Martin
  • DL Margus Hunt
  • DL Cam Murray
  • DL David Parry
  • DL Josh Mauro
  • LB Kylie Fitts
  • LB Jamell Garcia-Williams*
  • LB Terrance Smith
  • LB Reggie Walker
  • LB Evan Weaver
  • LB Bryson Young
  • CB Picasso Nelson
  • CB Jace Whittaker
  • CB Daryl Worley
  • S Chris Banjo
  • S James Wiggins
  • S Shawn Williams
  • S Shawn Williams
  • P Tyler Newsome
  • P Ryan Winslow