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Regularly Updated - Last Updated March 18, 2016
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Still on Roster  Injured |
Quarterbacks
09 Bradford, 07 Gennon, xx Doughty, xx Torgersen
State of the Position - 4-deep - Look for Cards to draft a high-profile youngster.
Running Backs
23 D Johnson, 35 Penny, 37 Foster, 48 Hill, 22 Logan
State of the Position - All Pro D Johnson comes off the IR. Penny is a big-back who can move the pile in short yardage. Logan looked like an explosive home run hitter before going on IR. Aside from Johnson, it looks like an open battle for other RB spots.
Wide Receivers
WR - 11 Fitzgerald, 12 Hamilton, 19 Agudosi
WR - 14 Nelson, 18 Butler, 16 C Williams, 17 Ross

State of the Position - The loss of both Browns and the disappointing rookie season of B Williams leaves the Cards with 2 solid starters (Fitzgerald and Nelson) and 3 or 4 open positions. Fitz provides sure-handed inside/slot possession stability. Nelson stretches the field, but only weighs 156 lbs. Look for the Cards to find a couple of big jump-ball type wideouts (from outside the roster, inside the roster or via the draft) and a reliable possession WR to be groomed as Fitz's successor
Tight Ends
TE1 - 86 Seals-Jones, 80 B Willliams
TE2 -
84 Gresham, 85 Holmes, 81 Sandland
State of the Position - Cards lack talent and depth at TE. Seals-Jones does present promise. Gresham is trying to live up to the expectations the Cards had when they signed him. Bryce Williams a recent addition. He's a big fella. TE is an injury-laden position. Cards will need more than 2 dudes here.
Offensive Line
LT- 74 Humphries, 73 Wetzel
LG - 76 Iupati, 62 Munyer (C), 66 Allen,
OC-
53 Shipley
RG- 67 Pugh, 70 Boehm (C)
RT - 71 Smith,
69 Holden
, 78 Painter
State of the Position - We kept 9 linemen. Toner was a surprise cut. Munyer was a surprise keep. D Johnson didn't live up to high expectations. Holden and John provide depth at tackle. Wetzel can play inside or outside.
Defensive Interior Line
DE - Tasini, 61 Djeri,
DT - 90 Nkemdiche

NT - 
98 Peters, 95 Gunter
DE- 72 Pierre, 63 Anau
State of the Position - Somewhat thin in starting depth as Cards shift away from the 3-4 and more toward the 4-3. .
Linebackers
SAM - 44 Golden, 43 Reddick, 50 G. Martin, 52 Cash,
MLB - 57 Bynes, 58 Wright, 59 Dora, 51 Martin-Ogloke, 49 Robinson
WILL -
55 C Jones,
20 Bucannon, 54 Albright,
State of the Position - Overloaded as Cards move from 4 LB's to three . 4-3 schemes tend to employ 4 LB's -replacing two quicker, smaller ILBs with one bigger and more physical MIKE thumper. Of course the use of the nickel (& other exotic looks) on passing downs renders this less important. Nevertheless, expect a need to adjust personnel to better fit the requirements of the new defensive system.

Defensive Backs
LCB -  21 Peterson, 23 Benwikere, 45 Moxey, 28 M Williams
RCB -  
42 Goodwin, 39 Carter, 26 B Williams
SS - 41 Bethea,
30 Ford, 32 Young III
FS - 
36 Baker, 34 Miller, 40 Tillman*
State of the Position - Cards had hoped to fill the open CB spot opposite Peterson. Didn't happen. We're back to the "mud against the wall" approachto filling the #2 corner post. Cards lost T Mathieu. Because he had talents that didn't fit the traditional Depth Chart mold, it's hard to determine how much his absence will hurt us. The expected emergence of Budda Baker (who only saw limited action this past season) should at least partly make up for the loss of the Badger.

Special Teams
P - 02 Lee
K-
04 Dawson
H - 02 Lee
LS- 46 Brewer
KR -
22 Logan
PR -
22 Logan
State of the Position - Dawson and Lee provide veteran poise, stability and leadership, and Brewer is back. Other than the return of home-run hitter, Logan. we don't expect any changes here. Cards still haven't decided who will return punts and kicks (although "the man" will be TJ Logan if and when he comes off IR).
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