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Training Camp Roster Battles


Some fan controversy over how many QB's (& which) we'll keep...Cards expected to keep 2, with one on DL each week. Some fans interpreted that to mean that "if Glennon doesn't beat Rosen for #2, he'll be cut. Others (including this writer) expect the Cards to keep Rosen (whose floor is high enough to provide us with three-deep depth at a key position).

09 Sam Bradford

6-4 224 Oklahoma "Looks comfortable and accurate..."Appears to have learned the moving around well (seems to have gained confidence in his knee)...Picked off by PP21 on 1st pass play of R & W scrimmage...
03 Josh Rosen 6-4 226 R UCLA Doing well at Camp (seems poised to push Glennon on the dept chart - some say he looks better than Glennon already), but he's still a roookie with a lot to learn - will look brilliant on some plays and miss receivers/double-clutch on others.
06 Chad Kanoff 6-4 219 R Princeton  

07 Mike Glennon

6-3 243 Michigan State Zero reps in the R & W scrimmage....Inconsistant...M Bidwill says he will keep 3 QB's with one inactive...(Accordng to C Sanders of ASF: Either Glennon beats out Rosen for #2 or he's gonzo).
Running Backs:

Cards working on a lot of 2-back looks with one or more RB's set in motion (switching from 2-back to 5 WR sets...Plenty of wheel-route work...speculation that motion helps reveal whether defenses is man or zone. Vibe I pick up is that Edmonds will back up David Johnson. And I'd expect Cards to keep at least one FB (Coleman) with Logan, Penny and Foster pushing for other roster spots.

31 David Johnson RB 6-1 224 No. Iowa Back from wrist injury
29 Chase Edmonds 5-9 210 R Fordham Said to be having a good camp - lined up deep twice, with David Johnson in front of him at FB.
37 DJ Foster 6-0 195 2 ASU Favorable comment from coaches...Lining up 3rd behind DJ and Edmonds. Said to be battling Logan for RB spot.
48 Derrick Coleman FB RB 6-0 233 5 UCLA  
22 TJ Logan 5-10 195 R North Carolina Dislocated wrist in HOF game.
45 Badie 5-11 194 R Tulane  
35 Elijaa Penny RB 6-2 234 Idaho Added bulk in off season. Stepping up physical play. BA likes but has some questions - "We haven't seen what he can do in a real game, but I sure liked what he did last PS." Urban lists him as signed thru 2018. Listed as signed to Reserve/Futures deal. Gives Cards big back backup to D Johnson in short yardage situations...& maybe more.
Wide Receivers:

At this early stage of the game, it looks like Fitz plus 3 - 5 other guys...Several WR's have received positive comments from the coaches, but there's little if any info as to who we'll keep. My guess - Look for the Cards to fill various roles to present an assortment of receiving weapons (i.e. speed, size, route-running, hands).

11 Larry Fitzgerald (D1)
63 225, Pitt (D1)
14 JJ Nelson 5-10 156 UAB  
13 Christian Kirk 5-11 200 R Texas A&M  
10 Chad Williams 6-2 204 R Grambling St.  
12 Brice Butler WR 6-3 220 6 SD State Most recently played for Dallas. Physically fills our need for a big, physical WR
18 Greg Little WR 6-2 225 5 North Carolina Keep an eye on...Positive mention from Wilks..some work wirh 1st team in 7 on 7's...
19 Carlton Agudosi WR 6-6 220 Rutgers  
16 Trent Sherfield WR 6-1 205 R Vanderbit Earned early praise from Wilks....saw some action with 1st team on 11 on 11drill...
17 Jalen Tolliver WR 6-3 210 Arknsas-Monticello  
82 CJ Duncan 5-10 195 R Vanderbilt  
83 Corey Willis WR 5-10 182 R Central Michigan Said to have the desired speed.
15 Rashad Ross 6-0 180 4 ASU  
Tight Ends:

Most unsettled position on Cardinal roster. If Seals-Jones is healthy, he projects to be our pass-catching TE. Assume that the "return of the FB" will place less of a burden on the number of TE's we keep.

85 Gabe Holmes 6-5 255 3 Purdue  
80 Bryce Williams 6-6 260 3 ECU  
87 Alec Bloom TE 6-6 253 R UConn  
xx Chris Bazile 6-4 250 R Grambling  
89 Andrew Vollert TE 6-5 245 R Weber St  
86 Ricky Seals-Jones TE 6-5 243 R Texas A & M (Injured)? Expected to see more action as a receiver
Offensive Linemen:

Possible loss of Shipley mars the otherwise extensive overhaul of the offensive line. Probable look will include: Humphrey LT, Iupati LG Shipley or rookie, Mason Cole at center, Pugh RG and Andre Smith RT. with Boehm, Munyer, Holden, Wetzel and Allen fighting for backup roles. Job description for center places heavy emphasis on smarts, communication and leadership and considerable responsibility on the shouiders of a rookie like Cole.

71 Andre Smith RT 6-4 330 10 Alabama Offseason pickup. Expected to man the right side.
74 DJ Humphries LT 6-5 315 Florida  
79 Korey Cunningham OT 6-6 305 R Cincinnati  
70 Evan Boehm C-G 6-2 309 R MIssouri  
64 Mason Cole C-G-T 6-5 292 R Michigan Aug 4 - Should move up to starting squad should Shipley's injury be severe.
67 Justin Pugh RG 6-5 311 6 Syracuse Signed fr Giants in offseason.
69 Will Holden 6-7 312 Vanderbilt Appears to occupy backup LT
62 Daniel Munyer G/C 6-1 305 1 Colorado He and Boehm figure to back up Cole should Shipley be sidelined.
66 Josh Allen OG 6-3 315 1 Louisiana-Monroe Seems to be settling in as 2nd unit RG
78 Vinston Painter OT 6-4 318 3 Virginia Tech Elevated fr PS & back downwhen Iupati put on IR
76 Mike Iupati LG 6-5 331 (6) Idaho  
60 Will House OL 6-3 314 R Southern Nazarene  
75 Brant Weiss OL 6-6 297 R Toledo  
68 Greg Pyke 6-6 325 1 Georgia  
73 John Wetzel G/T 6-7 328 (2) Boston College Moving in as backup RT
Defensive Linemen:

Golden and C Jones now inked in at both DE's in pass-rushing and edge-anchoring roles, but it is unclear when Golden will return to the lineup. Even if both were healthy, there are depth concerns for both outside positions. Inside, it looks as if Nkemdiche will be given the opportunity to be an every down penetrating DT with Peters next to him inside anc Gunter and Pierre spotted in rotation... Several other D-Linemen are fighting for roster spots but none have jumped out at this early stage.

55 Chandler Jones DE 6-5 265 (12) Syracuse Moves to DE fr OLB. Only question
54 Bryson Albright DE 6-5 235 1 Miami (O)  
91 Benson Mayowa DE 6-3 265 8 Idaho  
90 Robert Nkemdiche DT 6-4 296 R Ole Miss Becoming a more consistent disrupter inside and more of an every-down fixture (vs. being placed in rotation with Pierre and Gunther as he was last season). Didn't live up to expectations as year ago. Being given every chance to bloom within the Wilks/Holcombe system.
95 Rodney Gunter DT 6-5 305 Delaware St. Signed thru 2018 - Cards would like to see him up his production. Really caught fire during the latter part of last season (beating the QB to his handoff on a few occasions).
98 Corey Peters DT 6-3 305 (7) Kentucky "Dominant in reps/underrated..."
72 Olsen Pierre DT 6-4 293 (1) Miami (Fl) Praise from BA - "Our best interior pass rusher. Can't keep him out of the backfield.""
65 Pasoni Tasini DT 6-3 282 R Utah  
94 James Alec DE 6-3 272 R Wisconsin  
97 Owen Obasuyi DT 6-4 308 R Hampton  
63 Pel Anau DT 6-3 282 R No. Arizona  
59 Vontarrius Dora 6-4 256 2 Louisiana Tech  
96 Jacquies Smith DE 6-2 260 6 Missouri  

Starters appear to be playmakers Buccanon and Reddick on the outside and Bynes barking defensive signals from the MIKE spotBucc and Reddick are mobile, agile and hostile. Bynes is rock-steady and smart. (But there's very little deph behind them).

43 Haasan Reddick LB 6-1 230 R Temple  
56 Scooby Wright ILB 6-0 240 2 Arizona  
20 Deone Bucannon $LB 6-1 208 Washington St. Leg injury said to be "not serious" but raises some questions about our overall LB depth...
52 Jeremey Cash 6-0 230 2 Duke  
58 Edmond Robinson 6-3 245 3 Newberry  
92 Dennis Gardeck LB 6-0 242 R Sioux Falls  
93 Frank Ginda LB 6-0 245 R San Jose St  
49 Matthew Oplinger LB 6-2 250 R Yale  
50 Airus Moore 5-11 230 R NC State  
93 Arthur Moats 6-0 245 9 James Madison  
57 Josh Bynes ILB 6-1 235 5 Auburn "Smart guy" of LB unit.
Defensive Backs:

Assuming 2 starting corners, 2 safeties and a safety/slot corner, the Cards seem set at all but one CB spot, with PP21, Bethea, Boston and Bajer locked in and the #2 CB spot open. Backup spots are up for grabs among a dozen-or-so wannabees.

21 Patrick Peterson CB 6-0 219 UNC So far, our secondary said to be basically PP21 with a bunch of other guys not standing out in their battle for #2 CB. Uncorroborated report that Csrds siigned Tramon Williams..Signed thru 2020 - Remains our linchpin in the defensive bsckfield.
26 Brandon Williams CB 5-11 197 Texas A&M Signed thru 2018 -Very raw and thrust into a very challenging situation earlier in the season, but did show improvement during the latter part of this past year. D Urban observes that next season could be make or break.
30 Rudy Ford S 5-10 205 R Auburn 6th round draftee (Cards traded two 7th round picks to get him)...converted from S
36 Budda Baker S 5-10 192 R Washington Seems to be fitting in nicely in #3 role as heir to the Badger....May expand duties to handle FG edge-rushing chores reminiscent of Justin Bethel.

41 Antoine Bethea S

5-11 206 Howard Nearly as old as Fitz but still has range and "can bring the pain."
23 Bene Benwikere CB 6-0 195 5 SJ State  
28 Jamar Taylor 5-11 192 6 Boise St. Cards traded a 2020 six round pick to get him. Taylor was highly regarded when he first joined the NFL but never really lived up to expectations. The hope is that he will bring a high enough "floor" to the #2 CB sposition opposite Patrick Peterson.
25 CJ Moxey CB 5-10 188 R Boise St  
39 Deitrick Nichols CB 5-10 189 R So Florida  
34 Tavierre Thomas 6-0 202 R Ferris St  
38 AJ Howard S 5-11 203 R Appalachian St  
42 Jonathan Owens S 5-11 210 R Missouri Western  
47 Zeke Turner S 6-2 214 R Washington  
27 Travell Dixon S 6-1 210 1 Washington  
xx Tre Boston S 6-1 205 4 North Carolina Looks like our "starting centerfielder."
32 Lou Young III CB 6-0 205 2 Georgia Tech  
40 Pat Tillman,   (S) 5-10 208 (3) ASU While Pat  was serving his country, we promised  we'd "keep the seat warm" for him with a roster spot here on the BRS.  He will remain a permanent fixture here - as he will in our hearts.
Specialty Teams

Looks like Dawson will have enough leg strength and clutch experience to hold off McCrane. Other ST spots are fairly set.

04 Phil Dawson K 5-11 200 18 Texas Working on 50-55+ yd FG attempts
01 Matt McCrane K 5-10 165 R Kanss St.  
46 Aaron Brewer LS 6-5 232 6 SD State  
02 Andy Lee P 6-1 185 14 Pittsburgh  
Practice Squad
Injured Reserve
53 AQ Shipley G-C 6-1 307 C-G (4) Penn State

Tore ACL Aug 4. Out for season.

Unsigned FA
Reserve (Non-Football)
84 Jermaine Gresham 6-5 260 (5) Oklahoma Still hasn't met hopes they had when they signed him.
44 Markus Golden DE 6-2 260 Missouri  
33 Chris Campbell CB 6-1 194 R Penn St  
Reserve or Waived (Injured):
51 Praise Martin-Ogloke DE 6-1 256 1 Temple  
Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
Released/Traded/Not Tendered/Left Squad/Not Listed on Roster/Injury Settlement etc.
47 Drew Williams LS 6-3 190 1 South Carolina  
81 Beau Sandland 6-5 255 1 Montana St  

12 Cobi Hamilton

6-2 201 Arkansas  
45 Austin Ramesh FB 6-1 255 R Wisconsin  
28 Marcus Williams CB 5-11 196 5 ND State  
68 Austin Olsen OL 6-5 315 R So. Illinois  
82Jonah Trinnaman WR 6-0 290 R BYU  
96 Mike Needham LB 6-3 225 R Southern Utah  
27 Elijah Battle CB 5-11 190 R West Virginia  
Harlan Miller S 6-0 182 SE Louisiana  
05 Alek Torgersen 6-2 229 1 Pennsylvania Torgersen, originally undrafted in 2017, has spent time with the Falcons and Redskins in addition to the Lions.
06 Brandon Doughty 6-3 212 1 Western Kentucky Doughty was a seventh-round pick of Miami in 2016 and spent the last two seasons on the Dolphins’ practice squad.
79 Max Tuerk OG 6-5 298 2 USC  
Almost mystical ability to consistently drop punts inside the 10 - 15 yard line. When healthy, he has terrific distance, roll and hang time.
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