On offense, undrafted free agent QB Anthony Morelli is likely on his way out. With an outstanding preseason thus far, QB Brian St Pierre has all but locked up the third spot on the depth chart. The Cardinals also need to trim their current stable of running backs. Steve Baylark and Chris Vincent are the two most likely to be cut, but both are candidates to be placed on the team's practice squad.
WR Sean Morey
Although the Cardinals are thin on depth along the offensive line, the team will need to part ways with multiple players. At tackle, Peter Clifford and Kelly Butler are expected to be released. In addition, it's doubtful that guards Carlton Medder and Jasper Harvey will make the active roster. All players boast practice squad potential and could be called up if injuries occur.
On the defensive side of the ball, there are log jams along the defensive line and at the linebacker position. The Cardinals are fortunate to have a tremendous balance of youth and experience in the trenches. Unfortunately, defensive ends Jason Banks and Keilen Dykes may be challenged to find their niche on the team. With rookies Calais Campbell and Kenny Iwebema performing at a high level, it's highly unlikely Banks and Dykes will be needed.
In the secondary, several players could be affected. Cornerbacks DeMario Minter, Michael Adams and Travarous Bain are all fighting for one spot on the roster at best. It's possible that all three players will be cut, with one possibly landing on the practice squad. Furthermore, rookie free agent safety Dennis Keyes has an uphill battle to secure a roster spot. The Cardinals are loaded at safety with Adrian Wilson, Aaron Francisco and former cornerback Antrel Rolle.
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