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Cardinal Player Info

 

Quarterbacks:

03 Carson Palmer

6-5 235 USC Said to be playing at an entirely different level than Stanton or Gabbert...Signed thru 2018 & expected to return. Praise from BA: Looking sharp ("like kid in candy store.")

05 Drew Stanton

6-3 243 Michigan State Signed thru 2017 and expected to return as #2 backup.
07 Blaine Gabbert QB (Uncorroborated Signing ) 6-4 235 Mizzou Shaky R & W outing
Running Backs:
33 Kerwynn Williams RB 5-8 198 (1) Utah State Signed thru 2017 - Showed he belongs up here. Praise from BA - "Always seems to rush for 100 yds"
xx Adrian Peterson RB 6-1 220 11 Oklahoma Traded-for after Week #5. Elite in his earlier years - is there anything left in the tank?
DJ Foster 6-0 195 2 ASU Week 2 pickup after DJ went on IR. Had good preseason for NE
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:
11 Larry Fitzgerald (D1)
 
63 225, Pitt (D1)
One observer seemed to sum up our WR situation as Fitz and a whole bunch of other guys fighting for 4 or 5 spots. Signed thru 2017 - Could retire. Or not. Icon valued for leadership skills. Just about everyone hopes he'll return
14 JJ Nelson 5-10 156 UAB Signed thru 2018 - Came on strong late in season (as he became more consistent catching the FB). Ran a 4.28, but only weighed in at 156 lbs.
16 Chad Williams 6-2 204 R Grambling St. Nice catch in early practice session...Cards lacked a a size/jump ball element when Floyd left. Williams is expected to add that....Praise from BA - "Big, physical, sneaks-fast"
10 Brittan Golden WR/KR 5-11 186 (2) West Texas A&M Signed thru 2017 - Swiss Army knife type receiver/returner/DB

13 Jaron Brown

6-2 205 Clemson Nice catches in practice...On IR (ACL). Signed thru 2017. Important on ST's
19 Carlton Agudosi WR 6-6 220 Rutgers  
12 John "Smokey" Brown 5-10 179 Pittsburgh State Signed thru 2017. Sickel Cell condition cost him the better part of the season
Tight Ends:
84 Jermaine Gresham 6-5 260 (5) Oklahoma UFA - Emerging contributor late in season. Signed at bargain cost in 2016. Is he willing to do it again?
87 Troy Niklas TE 6-6 270 Notre Dame Signed thru 2017 - Durability issues have clouded his future.
86 Ricky Seals-Jones TE 6-5 243 R Texas A & M  
Offensive Linemen:
71 Earl Watford G-T 6-4 295 5 James Madison  
74 DJ Humphries LT 6-5 315 Florida Signed thru 2018 - Improved this season - provides nice option as either a starting LT or RT
53 AQ Shipley G-C 6-1 307 C-G (4) Penn State

UFA - Expected to return. Fans down on him going into 2016, but had high PFF grades and served as a durable rock of consistency as the brains of the injury-shredded Cardinal offensive line.

70 Evan Boehm 6-2 309 R MIssouri Signed thru 2019 - Potential starter at either OC or OG...Praise from BA - "Right guard job is his to lose. Has added muscle to frame."
68 Jared Veldheer T 6-8 321 lb Hillsdale Signed thru 2018 - Like Humphries, can start at either LT or RT
69 Will Holden 6-7 312 Vanderbilt Caught BA's eye...Tall, good size, smart. Not expected to challenge Veldheer or Humphries right away but at the very least figures to add depth to the OT position.
62 Daniel Munyer G/C 6-1 305 1 Colorado  
75 Alex Boone G 6-8 310 8 Ohio St. Last-minute signee who brings in veteran depth.
78 Vinston Painter OT 6-4 318 3 Virginia Tech Elevated fr PS & back downwhen Iupati put on IR
73 John Wetzel G/T 6-7 328 (2) Boston College ER - Valuable as a depth guy (Battle-tested at guard and tackle)
Defensive Linemen:
92 Frostee Rucker 6-3 280 (7) USC Veteran leader who can still make plays. Reminds us of Vonnie Holiday.
90 Robert Nkemdiche 6-4 296 R Ole Miss Atttracting notice on second unit. (1st unit looking meh vs. run)...Signed thru 2019 - Disappointing rookie season marked by nagging injuries. 2017 could be a make or break year. Praise from BA - "Much improved."
94 Xavier Williams NT 6-2 325 No. Iowa Signed thru 2017 - Good rotation potential.
95 Rodney Gunter 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 6-3 305 (7) Kentucky Signed thru 2017 - Back from injury - provded solid inside presence.
72 Olsen Pierre 6-4 293 (1) Miami (Fl) Praise from BA - "Our best interior pass rusher. Can't keep him out of the backfield.""
97 Josh Mauro DE 6-6 282 (R) Stanford RFA - Underrated rotation dude.
Linebackers:
96 Kareem Martin DE/OLB 6-6 272 UNC Signed thru 2017 - Good on ST's, but didn't contribute much on defense in back up role in a talent-laden OLB crew.
43 Haasan Reddick 6-1 230 R Temple You can't teach his kind of speed, but still learning his craft Praise from BA - "...a natural, making good breaks on the ball." Eastern PA defensive end with an inspiring rags to riches back story. He and Reuban Foster were often mentioned in the same breath - Foster the bigger hitter/Reddick faster, smarter, cleaner and more durable. Reddick is expected to make the transition from DE to ILB and bring sideline to sideline range/coverage skills to the Cardinal LB corp,
55 Chandler Jones 6-5 265 (12) Syracuse UFA - 11-sack guy. According to D Urban, wil be franchised if a new deal can't be worked out.
58 Scooby Wright ILB 6-0 240 2 Arizona  
56 Karlos Dansby 6-4 250 14 Auburn Added in March. Praise from BA - "...energy level in the building rose the minute he arrived."
20 Deone Bucannon $LB 6-1 208 Washington St. Signed thru 2017 - $LB hybrid who was injured most of 2016 and wants to get back to 2015 level of play.
45 Josh Bynes ILB 6-1 235 5 Auburn Picked up off the street and had a really good outing with less than a week to learn the Card defensive playbook.
Defensive Backs:
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.

28 Justin Bethel CB

6-0 190 21 R Presbyterian Got banged up again (not thought to be serious). SIgned thru 2018 - Foot injury made him look worse than he actually was - started making plays in the final 2 - 3 games in the 2016 season.
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 CB 5-10 205 R Auburn 6th round draftee (Cards traded two 7th round picks to get him)...converted from S
25 Tramon Williams CB 6-0 192 11 Louisiana Tech Signed in early Aug
32 Tyrann Mathieu S 5086 186 LSU One R & W observer felt he was still "not quite right" athletically....Signed thru 2021 - Like Fitz, a team icon who provides Swiss Army Knife versatility to the Card secondary. The hope is that he'll fully recover from injury and regain 2015 form.
36 Budda Baker 5-10 192 R Washington Late graduation made him a late arrival but hw's already making his mark....Said to be more like Earl Thomas than like the Badger...Praise from BA - "...(when he arrives) he will play all his natural spots (SS, FGS, slot CB)...Cards traded up into the early 2nd round to get him. Very similar to Mathieu in size, build and style.

41 Antoine Bethea S

5-11 206 Howard FA signee - 32 years old...Brings experience to the Card deep end.
27 Tyvon Branch S 6-0 210 (10) UConn Signed thru 2017 - FA signee undercut by injury. Provides speed in the deep patrol and could prove valuable if healthy.
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
04 Phil Dawson K 5-11 200 18 Texas Reported FA signing. Brings experience and impressive numbers to a unit that arguably cost the Cards the 2016 season.
49 Justin Drescher LS 6-1 235 8 Colorado SIgned after week 5, when Brewer went down.
02 Andy Lee P 6-1 185 14 Pittsburgh Last-minute signee with 14 years experience
Practice Squad
15 Alonzo Russell WR 6-4 210 1 Toledo  
48 Bronson Hill RB 5-10 215 1 E Mich  
64 Dorian Johnson G 6-5 305 Pittsburgh  
34 Harlan Miller S 6-0 182 1 SE Louisians  
65 Pasoni Tasini DT 6-3 295 R Utah  
59 Vontarrius Dora OLB 6-4 256 2 Louisiana Tech  
52 Connor Harris ILB 5-11 242 R Lindenwood  
54 Bryson Albright OLB 6-5 235 1 Miami (Ohio)  
81 Anthony Denham TE 6-4 235 2 Utah  
91 Earl Okine OLB 6-6 290 1 Florida 6-6 290 is pretty big for an OLB
Injured Reserve
46 Aaron Brewer LS 6-5 232 5 SD State SIgned thru 2017 -
29 Ronald Zamort CB 5-10 174 1 Western Mich  
31 David Johnson RB 6-1 224 No. Iowa With Palmer and Fitz, our MVP candidate..
44 Markus Golden 6-2 260 Missouri Signed thru 2018 - One of those rare prospects who improves so much that he outstrips his potential. 12.5 sacks was outstanding counterbalance to C Jones on the opposite edge.
76 Mike Iupati LG 6-5 331 (6) Iowa Signed thru 2019 - Production slid a bit over Pro Bowl season the previous year.
22 TJ Logan 5-10 195 R North Carolina Dislocated wrist in HOF game. Could be retrieved about Week #8.UDFA
Unsigned FA
Reserve (Non-Football)
PUP
Reserve or Waived (Injured):
Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
Released/Traded/Not Tendered/Left Squad/Not Listed on Roster/Injury Settlement etc.
80 Ifeanyi Momah TE 6-7 248 Boston College Signed thru 2017 - Good on ST's (though not too hard, given Card ST woes).

38 Andre Ellington RB

5-9 199 Clemson Re-signed - will be used primariy as a receiver.
23 Chris Johnson 5-11 203 ECU Released to make room for AP. Re-signed. Cut and Re-signed. Looked kind of rusty late in preseason.
75 Ulrick John T 6-5 307 3 Georgia State Signed off PS by GB...Signed thru 2017 - Backup who saw brief action as starter - Cards thin in tackle depth
06 Matt Wile P 6-3 188 1 Michigan Said to have the edge over Leone...Signed thru 2017 - According to D Urbsn: "There will be competition at the position.
89 Hakeem Valles TE 6-5 260 Monmouth A TE to keep an eye on - could battle Nikklas and Momah for spot. Signed thru 2017 - Got opportunity to be next man up due to injuries to other TEs. Future as Card depends on how the coaches feel about him within the context of other TE's on this unit.
86 Ricky Seals-Jones 6-5 243 R Texas A&M UDFA
82 Gerald Christian TE 6-3 244 2 Louisville  
09 Richie Leone P 6-3 216 1 Houston  
47 Ironhead Gallon S 5-10 202 R Georgia Southern Earned praise from BA.
25 Daniel Gray CB 5-10 190 23 Utah State  
48 Gump Hayes CB 5-11 192 R ASU UDFA
35D Ryan Lewis CB 6-0 200 R Pittsburgh UDFA
23D Sojourn Shelton CB 5-9 177 R Wisconsin UDFA
49 Jarell Carter CB 5-10 196 R Trinity Intl Signed in early Aug
54 Alex Bazzie 6-2 240 1 Marshall  
56 Cap Capi OLB 6-3 249 (1) Akron  
52 Zavier Gooden ILB 6-1 231 3 Missouri Signed thru 2017 - Provided backup depth to a decimated unit.
49 Terence Waugh OLB 6-1 236 R Kent St.  
51 Tre'Von Johnson 6-1 235 R Weber State UDFA
93 Jarvis Jones OLB 6-3 248 5 Georgia Picked up in March. Considered more of an anchor vs. the run off the edge than a pass rusher.
50 Ryan Langford ILB 6-4 235 1 New Mexico  
63 Pell Anau NT 6-3 282 Washington Picked up early Aug
79 David Moah NT 6-1 311 1 Utah St Picked up early Aug
91 Ed Stinson DE 6-3 287 Alabama Signed thru 2017 - Depth guy plagued by nagging injuries. (When healthy, we see him as kind of a Mauro clone)
71 Kaleb Johnson OG 6-4 300 1 Rutgers UDFA
60 Jonathon McLaughlin OT 6-5 313 R Virginia Tech UDFA
67 Tony Bergstrom 6-5 315 6 Utah Post-draft veteran pickup to provide depth at G- C
61 Cole Toner 6-5 306 R Harvard Signed thru 2019 - 2016 rookie season was basically a "reds shirt" year. Praise from BA - "Looks good at center (aside from a bad snap). Versatility can't hurt."
63 Givens Price T 6-4 310 Nebraska Signed thru 2017 - Coaches like his potential
83 Aaron Dobson WR 6-3 205 4 Marshall Sidelined for R & W
85 Krishawn Hogan 6-3 222 R Marian Said to be turning a few heads...nice catch in early practice...Said to be battling Golden for #6 spot in crowded WR room. Size a distinct advantage...UDFA with Great back-story (Worked as a janitor in Indy)...Praise from BA - "Has length, size and can run" -
19 Chris Hubert WR 5-9 155 R Fayetteville St.  
15 Jeremy Ross 6-0 215 4 California UFA - Worth a look-see in camp
01 Trevor Knight 6-1 215 R Michigan UDFA
18 Marquis Bundy 6-4 215 (R) New Mexico st. Signed thru 2017. Local guyexpected to be caught up in WR logjam
50 Gabe Martin ILB 6-2 235 (R) Bowling Green Waived Injured. Had a shot with Bucannon on PUP list. Will battle Wheeler for spot. ER Player - Must make it back from injury to earn a roster spot. .
17 Larry Clark 6-3 208 R Colo State Pueblo Released. Only Try-out candidate to be signed at rookie minicamp
59 Alan Fua 6-5 238 BYU Signed thru 2017 - Key ST player before getting hurt.
29 Ronald Zamort CB 5-10 174 R Western Mich. Turned a lot of heads before suffering season-ending injury.
30 Elie Bouka CB 6-1 205 Calgary Injured yet again (Can't make the club by being in the tub). BA likes but has questions - "...got exposed on field one, so we moved him back to field 2 for now." Signed thru 2018 - Highly regarded Canadian prospect injured in preseason who will have this offseason to show everyone what he's got....Struggling with injuries and overcoming French-English Dialect Coach-Speak language barrier.
57 Tevin Floyd ILB 6-1 238 R The Citadel  
37 Jumal Rolle CB 6-0 190 Catawba Missed last season w. Houston with Achilles injury
82 Steven Wroblewski 6-7 252 R So. Utah UDFA
57 Mikey Bart 6-3 245 R Birth Carolina Signed in late May
63 Lucas Crowley OC 6-3 290 R North Carolina UDFA
49 Cyril Noland-Lewis S 5-1 206 R Louisiana Tech UDFA
45 Drico Johnson S 6-1 215 R Central Florida UDFA
04 Zac Dysert 6-3 223 (2) Miami (O) Exclusive Rights player - Should get a look-see
79 Collin Bevins 6-6 285 R NW Missouri St UDFA
25 Christian Bryant S 5-10 198 2 Ohio State Late addition (Contract status not provided by D Urban)
45 Trevon Hartfeld S 6-2 195 R SW Oklahoma Signed thru 2017 - will have to fight his way thru crowded company to earn a roster spot.
17 Marvin Hall WR 5-10 190 R Washington  
81 Harvey Binford 6-0 185 1 Lindenwood  
37 Bryant Dixon CB 6-0 195 3 NW Missouri St. Late addition (Contract status not provided by D Urban)
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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