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Quarterbacks:
01 Kyler Murray 5-10 207 R Oklahoma July 28 - So far living up to expectations (leadership, playboook, zip, accuracy etc. Will occasionally "wow" you." He and K2 working on helmet head phone communications...This year's top pick - brings an aggreessive, more mobile offense to the Cards. Key issue is his small size (i.e. throwing lanes/durability).
07 Brett Hundley 6-3 226 5 UCLA Veteran backup. How secure is his job?
03 Drew Anderson QB 6-4 230 R Murray St.  

06 Charles Kanoff

6-4 227 1 Princeton Signed in 2018 to provide backup depth
Running Backs:
31 David Johnson RB 6-1 224 No. Iowa Back from wrist injury but didn't return to rookie form
29 Chase Edmonds 5-9 210 R Fordham 7/29 - Earned mention...Scatback in Ellington, K Williams, Logan mold
37 DJ Foster 6-0 205 4 ASU Versatile/Good size
49 Wes Hills RB 6-0 218 R Slippery Rock  
34 Dontae Strickland RB 5-11 201 R Syracuse One of two try out players to make squad after 1st rookie mini-camp
22 TJ Logan 5-10 195 R North Carolina Home run scatback type RB
Wide Receivers:
11 Larry Fitzgerald (D1)
 
63 225, Pitt (D1)
7/27 - Still has the mojo and figures to line up inside with Kirk...He's b-a-a-a-c-k!! Continues to positively answer the perennial question: "Does he have anything left in the tank. Provides much needed leadership to a young, talented WR unit.
10 Chad Williams 6-2 204 R Grambling St.  
17 Hakeem Butler 6-5 227 R Iowa St "Steal" in 4th round. FIgures to be deadly on 50-50 balls.
14 Damiere Byrd 5-9 180 4 South Carolina 7/27 - Has had some 1st unit work
12 Pharoh Cooper 5-11 208 4 South Carolina  
89 Andy Isabella 5-9 188 R UMass 7/28 - Said to have a really good Day 2 of practice...7/27 - Has had some 1st unit work...We had him targeted as the "lid off the defense" speedy route runner in Kingsbury offense.
19 KeeSean Johnson 6-1 201 R Fresno St 7/27 - Some say he's the furthest along of the three drafted WR's...Another potential 6th round steal
13 Christian Kirk 5-11 200 2 Texas A&M Looks ready to line up inside wirh Fitz on 1st unit...Swiss Army knife big play receiver opposite Fitz
18 Kevin White 6-3 216 5 West Virginia 7/27 - He and Sherfield lined up with the 1st unit on the outside on opening day of practice...Veteran who brings size and speed to the offensive table.
83 AJ Richardson WR 6-1 185 R Boise St  
80 Isaac Zico 6-1 2000 R Purdue 8/2 Signee
16 Trent Sherfield WR 6-1 205 R Vanderbit 7/27 - Has had some 1st unit work....Up and comer who will be hard pressed to withstand competition from a big talented group of WR prospects...He and K White ran with the first unit on the outside on first day of practice
Tight Ends:
85 Charles Clay 6-3 246 9 Tulsa Recent signee
84 Caleb Wilson 6-4 240 R UCLA Former QB...Ran a 4.56 forty at the Combine. Mr. Irrelevent in this year's draft. Known for speed and hands (a big wideout?) but not his blocking and other TE duties
87 Maxx Williams 6-4 252 5 Minnesota  
81 Darrell Daniels 6-3 254 2 Washington  
82 Drew Belcher TE 6-3 250 R Maine  
86 Ricky Seals-Jones TE 6-5 243 R Texas A & M More of a receiver than blocker
Offensive Linemen:
52 Mason Cole C-G-T 6-5 292 2 Michigan 7/27 - Sharing OC role with Shipley....
65 Lamont Gaillard C-G 6-3 305 8 LSU Another Keim 6th round steall. Could push for a starting job
79 Korey Cunningham OL 6-6 305 R Cincinnait  
76 Marcus Gilbert 6-6 330 9 Florida One of 3 Florida grads. Favorite to win the starting RT spot.
74 DJ Humphreys 6-5 307 5 Florida One of 3 Florida grads. Penciled in as starting LT if he can stay healthy.
67 Justin Pugh 6-5 311 7 Syracuse Starting LG fave.
66 Josh Miles 6-5 314 R Morgan St  
61 Coleman Shelton 6-5 285 1 Washington  
53 AQ Shipley C-G 6-1 307 8 Penn State 7/27 - Sharing starting OC role with Cole...Starting OC who was injured last year
64 JR Sweezy 6-5 310 8 NC State 7/27 - Known for his "competitive fire and willingness to play thru the whistle" & "may havet o be held back"...Recent FA signee who should start at RG.
68 Jeremy Vujnovich 6-5 300 3 Louisiana College  
63 Rees Odhiambo 6-4 297 4 Boise St  
75 William Sweet OL 6-6 313 R No Carolina  
69 Patrick Lawrencs OL 6-5 300 R Baylor 8/2 Signee
78 Parker Ehringer OL 8-8 310 4 Cincinnati 8/2 Signee
70 Colby Gossett OL 6-5 331 2 Appalachian St  
Defensive Linemen:
97 Zach Allen DE 6-4 281 R Boston College 7/27 - He and Dogbe singled out for pass rush effort....3rd round draft pick
91 Michael Dogbe DE 6-3 284 R Temple 7/27 - He and Z Allen singled out for pass rush effort...2nd to last draft pick (#249)
95 Rodney Gunter DT 6-5 305 Delaware St. Cards would like to see him up his production. Really caught fire during the latter part of last season (beating the QB to the handoff on a few occasions).
98 Corey Peters DT 6-3 335 (10) Kentucky Back from injury - provded solid inside presence.
96 Pasoni Tasini 6-3 307 1 Utah  
72 Miles Brown DL 6-2 320 R Wofford  
71 Sterling Bailey DE 6-3 296 1 Georgia  
90 Terrell McClain DT 6-2 300 9 So Florida Signed as FA in late May
Linebackers:
43 Haasan Reddick LB 6-1 230 R Temple 7/27 - Having knee scoped (meniscus)...Expected to be out for a few weeks but no indication he'll be put on PUP or any other list. Exprected to be back in time for Detroit opener....First round pick who hasn't lived up to gaudy expectations
55 Chandler Jones LB 6-5 265 (12) Syracuse He and Suggs expected to be paired up as outside rushers...We hoped he'd provide a pass rush presence when we traded for him. He's exceeded our expectations.
54 Vontarrius Dora 6-4 256 1 Louisiana Tech  
94 Cameron Malveaux 6-5 265 2 Houston  
45 Pete Robertson 6-2 243 1 Texas Tech  
48 Tanner Vallejo 6-1 230 3 Boise St  
56 Terrell Suggs 6-3 265 17 ASU He and C Jones expected to be paired as OLB's on the first unit...Have 17 years of wear & tear eroded his rare talent as an elite pass rusher?
92 Dennis Gardeck LB 6-0 242 R Sioux Falls Lining up with first unit in place of the injured Reddick... "Figures to be the top reserve option at inside linebacker if he fares well over next few weeks" - Urban....“He’s a guy who shows up early, extra hard worker, very football intelligent...turned some heads in the offseason." Kingsbury
58 Jordan Hicks 6-1 236 5 Texas Lining up with 1st unit
47 Zeke Turner LB 6-2 214 R Washingotn  
51 Dante Booker LB 6-3 233 R Ohio State  
93 Jeff Holland OLB 6-2 249 1 Auburn  
44 Hayes Pullard LB 6-0 235 5 USC Signed 8/2
49 Andre Branch 6-5 263 8 Clemson  
50 Brooks Reed 6-3 254 9 Arizona 7/27 - Activated from PUP list
57 Pita Taumoepenu LB 6-1 245 2 Utah  
59 Joe Walker LB 6-2 236 3 Oregon  
Defensive Backs:
21 Patrick Peterson CB 6-0 219 UNC Will miss first 6 reg season games due to PED suspension...Our secondary originally figured to be PP21 with a bunch of other guys not standing out in their battle for #2 CB...Signed thru 2020 - Remains our linchpin in the defensive bsckfield.
23 Robert Alford CB 5-10 186 7 SE Louisiana Slotted in at #2 CB...Signed in the off season
20 Tremaine Brock CB 6-0 188 10 Bellhaven Coll 7/27 - Praised by K2... 7/18 and lined up with 1st unit the next day...Worked out at nckel corner but also lined up at CB....Brock, C Jones abd Murphy expected to compete to fill the void left by PP21 opposite Robert Alford....Another l off season signee
41 Nate Brooks 6-0 192 No Texas  
25 Chris Jones CB 6-0 200 1 Nebraska 7/27 - Has impressed the coaches,,,Murphy, Jones and Brock said by K2 to contend for open CB spot created by Peterson's suspension...
33 Byron Murphy CB 5-11 190 R Washington Murphy, Chris Jones and Brock said by K2 to contend for open CB spot created by Peterson's suspension... 2nd round pick - considered at or near the top of this year's CB draft crop.
28 Deatrick Nichols 5-10 189 2 So. Florida  
27 Josh Shaw CB 6-1 200 5 USC 7/27 - He and Shaw are replacing Swearinger (who's out with minor injjury). on the 1st unit.
26 Brandon Williams CB 6-0 200 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
32 Budda Baker S 5-10 192 R Washington Moves from hybrid slot spot to more traditional safety role

42 Jonathan Owens S

5-11 210 2 Missouri Western St  
35 Deionte Thompson S 6-1 195 R Alabama He and Jalen Thompson are already known as "the Thompson Twins" and have legitimate shots at the two safety spots...We got this guy in the 5th round, yet he profiles as an elite centerfielder. He should be fun to watch in 2019. Note- Degenaritive knee concerns dropped him off some team's boards.
38 Jalen Thompson S 5-11 190 R Washington St He and Deionte Thompson are already known as "the Thomson Twins" and have legitimate shots at the two safety spots....Supplemental pick (5th round)
39 Tyler Sigler S 6-2 215 R Wheaton He and Shaw are replacing Swearinger (who's out with minor owie...Very good size.
36 DJ Swearinger Sr S 5-10 205 7 South Carolina 7/27 -Soft tissue injury,,,Should settle in nicely paired with Budda
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
05 Zane Gonzalez K 5-11 200 18 Texas There were times when he looked like an All Star and there were times when he'd seem to come down with a case of the "yips."
46 Aaron Brewer LS 6-5 232 6 SD State Fixture.
02 Ryan Winslow 6-5 217 R Pitt  
04 Andy Lee P 6-1 185 14 Pittsburgh Some feel he should be an All Pro
Practice Squad
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Injured Reserve
   

 

Unsigned FA
Reserve (Non-Football)
PUP
73 Max Garcia 6-4 309 5 Florida One of 3 Florida grads
Reserve or Waived (Injured):
     
   
Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
Released/Traded/Not Tendered/Left Squad/Not Listed on Roster/Injury Settlement etc.
96 Vincent Valentine 6-3 331 3 Nebraska 7/27 - Slight leg injury/not expected to be out long.
93 Darius Philon 6-1 286 5 Arkansas  
44 Xavier Turner RB 5-10 226 R Tarleton  
60O Tariq Cole OL 6-6 317 R Rutgers  
90 Robert Nkemdiche DT 6-4 314 R Ole Miss Cards finally lost patience & cut him...Rehabbing on PUP list but still (K2's words): "not in shape". Improving but still not playing up to the hype.
78 Andrew Lauderdale 6-6 291 1 New Hampshire  
57 James Folston Jr LB 6-3 240 R Pitt  
41 Ryan Pulley CB 5-11 198 R Arkansas Had a lights-out 2017, but nothing for 2018 (suggesting he was injured).
49 Jerome Washington TE 6-4 258 R Rutgers  
15 Malachi Dupre 6-2 196 1 LSU Cut 5/21
69 Will Holden OL 6-7 330 2 Vanderbilt  
xx D Harrison 6-6 295 25 2 West Georgia Suspended three times at the University of Texas in 2014 and not brought back the next season. Took two years off from football before going to West Georgia, and played well enough there to pique the interest of the Browns. Finished with an impressive pass-blocking grade of 73.5 last season, per PFF, though his run-blocking grade of 47.7 was below average.
38 David Amerson CB 6-1 212 6 NC State  
71D Immanuel Turner DL 6-3 287 R La Tech  
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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