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Regularly Updated - Last Updated March 18, 2016
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Still on Roster  Injured |
Quarterbacks
09 Bradford, 07 Gennon, 03 Rosen, 06 Kanoff
State of the Position - 5-deep - With the drafting of Josh Rosen, Cards should now have their QBOF.
Running Backs
23 D Johnson, 35 Penny, 37 Foster, 48 Coleman, 22 Logan, 29 Edmonds, 45 Ramesh (FB)
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. With Ellington and K Williams gone, Edmonds and Logan figure to compete for attention as pass catching RB's and return men. Aside from Johnson, it looks like an open battle for other RB spots.
Wide Receivers
WR - 11 Fitzgerald, 13 Kirk, 12 Hamilton, 19 Agudosi, 17 Tolliver, 16 Sherfield,
WR - 14 Nelson, 18 Butler, 16 C Williams, 17 Ross, 82 Duncan, 83 Willis

State of the Position - The loss of both Browns and the disappointing rookie season of B Williams left 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. Cards drafted Kirk in the second round - he's a quick, agile route guy who should both compliment and spell Fitz. What Cards haven't done is find a big dominant jump ball guy with speed. (That role will have to be filled by Agudosi, Butler or Hamilton).
Tight Ends
TE1 - 86 Seals-Jones, 80 B Willliams, 87 Bloom, 89 Vollert
TE2 -
84 Gresham, 85 Holmes, 81 Sandland
State of the Position - Cards lack talent and depth at TE. Seals-Jones does present promise as a catching option. Veteran 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, 79 Cunningham, 75 Weiss
LG - 76 Iupati, 62 Munyer (C), 66 Allen
OC-
53 Shipley, 64 Cole
RG- 67 Pugh, 70 Boehm (C), 60 House
RT - 71 Smith,
69 Holden
, 78 Painter, 68 Pyke
State of the Position - Front 5 seems to be set (barring injuries) with Pugh and Smith bringing veteran starting depth to the right side. Cards drafted an OT (Cunningham) and a 5-position lineman (Cole). Wetzel, Munyer, Holden, Boehm provide youthful experienced depth. Unit doesn't appear to be All Pro, but appears to be solid and deep.
Defensive Interior Line
DE - 65 Tasini, 61 Djeri, 44 Golden, 54 Albright, 94 Alec
DT - 90 Nkemdiche, 97 Obasuyi, 63 Anau

NT - 
98 Peters, 95 Gunter
DE- 55 C Jones, 72 Pierre, 91 Mayowa, 51 Praise
State of the Position - Depends on how you define DE's and LB's as Cards switch from a 3-4 to more of a 4-3. (EDGE guys, C Jones, Golden, Albright and Praise would typically be slotted at OLB in a 3-4.
Linebackers
SAM - 43 Reddick, 52 Cash, 92 Gardeck
MLB - 57 Bynes, 56 Wright, 59 Dora, 58 Robinson, 93 Ginda, 49 Oplinger
WILL -
20 Bucannon, 50 Moore,
State of the Position - Thin as Cards move from a 3-4 to a 4-3 and define their EDGE rushers as defensive linemen rather than OLB's. Bynes is leading candidate to start at MIKE backer, but there's not much depth behind him. Bucannon will remain Money LB and Reddick will start on the other side. But there's not much quality depth emerging yet

Defensive Backs
LCB -  21 Peterson, 23 Benwikere, 25 Moxey, 39 Nichols
RCB -  
28 J Taylor, 33 Campbell, 26 B Williams, 32 Young III, 34 T Thomas
SS - 41 Bethea,
30 Ford, 38 Howard
FS - 
36 Baker, 42 Owens, 47 Turner, 40 Tillman*
State of the Position - Cards traded a 2020 sixth round draft pick for Taylor in mid-May. He adds a 6-year veteran presence but some say he hasn't lived up to early expectatios with the Dolphins and Browns. Hopefully, he offers a satisfactory "floor" at CB2 opposite Peterson. a veterhad hoped to fill the open CB spot opposite Peterson. Taylor heads a long list of candidates for the CB2 position (with B Williams and Campbell also competing for that spot). 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. Baker has many of the Badger's playmaking ability and instincts and should start opposite Bethea. The 2 safeties are solid, but there's not much depth behind them.

Special Teams
P - 02 Lee
K-
04 Dawson, xx McCrane
H - 02 Lee
LS- 46 Brewer
KR -
22 Logan, 13 Kirk
PR -
22 Logan, 13 Kirk
State of the Position - Dawson and Lee provide veteran poise, stability and leadership, and Brewer is back. (However, don't look now, but the Cards added a couple of very good UDFA kickers and Kirk who is expected to push/back up Logan.
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