Predicting the Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster

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With the Cardinals claiming defensive tackle Christian Tupou from the 49ers last week, the Cardinals are now at a full 90-man roster as they head through OTA’s and toward training camp in July. Here is my way-too-early prediction of what the roster will look like by the time week 1 rolls around next season.

There are a few surprises and I’ve come up with including one completely out-of-left field guess of a veteran the Cardinals may pick up to add depth and experience to their backfield. The Cardinals definitely appear to be the thinnest at the running back, offensive line (right guard and tackle specifically), and defensive backfield.

I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see the Cardinals pounce on someone who can add depth and experience at one or two of these spots after final cuts are made across the league.  I believe 4th round pick Logan Thomas and 6th round pick Walter Powell will be among the eight-man practice squad.

Quarterback:

Carson Palmer

Drew Stanton

Running Back:

Andre Ellington

Stepfan Taylor

Johnathan Dwyer

Willis McGahee (the out-of-left-field guess)

Wide Receiver:

Larry Fitzgerald

Michael Floyd

Ted Ginn Jr.

Jaron Brown

John Brown

Brittan Golden

Tight End:

John Carlson

Troy Niklas

Jake Ballard

Offensive Lineman:

Jared Veldheer

Johnathan Cooper

Lyle Sendlein

Earl Watford

Paul Fanaika

Bobby Massie

Nate Potter

Bradley Sowell

Blake Phillip

Defensive Lineman:

Calais Campbell

Darnell Dockett

Dan Williams

Frostee Rucker

Kareem Martin

Ed Stinson

Alameda Ta’amu

Outside Linebacker:

John Abraham

Sam Acho

Alex Okafor

Matt Shaughnessy

Marcus Bernard

Inside Linebacker:

Daryl Washington

Kevin Minter

Larry Foote

Lorenzo Alexander

Kenny Demens

Cornerback:

Patrick Peterson

Antonio Cromartie

Jerraud Powers

Justin Bethel

Teddy Williams

Brian McCann

Safeties:

Tyrann Mathieu

Rashad Johnson

Deone Bucannon

Tony Jefferson

Special Teams:

Jay Feely

Dave Zastudil

Mike Leach

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