Cardinals have needs heading into 2012

The fates of two scrutinized Cardinals players - OT Levi Brown and WR Early Doucet - will be decided this offseason, among others.

Left offensive tackle -- Levi Brown played well over the last half of the season but that doesn't make up for 41/2 seasons of inconsistency. His cap number increases from about $9 million to $16 million in 2012, so he won't return at that price. The Cardinals haven't drafted an offensive lineman since 2009. And they haven't taken one higher than the fifth round since drafting Brown in 2007.

Wide receiver: Coaches like Andre Roberts, the starter opposite Larry Fitzgerald, but the offense could use another threat. Early Doucet, the third receiver, is not under contract for 2012.

Safety: Strong safety Adrian Wilson turns 33 next season. Free safety Kerry Rhodes will be 30. There isn't much depth behind them.

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