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The Cardinals claimed two cornerbacks off waivers - Korey Lindsey from the Bengals and Crezdon Butler from the Steelers. That bolstered their numbers at cornerback from four to six.
Butler could probably contribute right away since Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton coached him in Pittsburgh last year. Lindsey is probably just a guy the Cardinals are looking at for awhile.
The Cardinals' theory is that you can't have enough cornerbacks, and veteran Mike Adams is coming off knee surgery.
It appears the starting cornerbacks will be rookie Patrick Peterson and A.J. Jefferson, who is in his second season. Richard Marshall will play in nickel packages, and Adams would be available for other sub packages.
--TE Jim Dray has not practiced this week and is not expected to play. He has a strained pectoral muscle. Dray might not have been active anyway since he is fourth on the depth chart.
--TE Rob Housler practiced fully on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. He has been suffering from a groin strain for two weeks. Housler, the third tight end, could develop into a receiving threat.
--OLB Joey Porter needs three sacks to reach 100 for his career. Only 25 players have reached that mark since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
--K Jay Feely has converted 264 consecutive extra points, the longest active streak in the NFL. Feely's last miss cam in 2003 when he had one blocked.
--RB Chester Taylor signed on Monday to be Beanie Wells' backup but his role could be limited until he has a better grasp of the offense.
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