Guide to Cardinals’ defensive depth chart

September, 28, 2013
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- With the possibility of the Arizona Cardinals being down as many as four starters for Sunday’s game, I took it upon myself to lend a helping hand sorting through the injury-riddled mess. Here’s my breakdown of the projected depth chart Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay. Arizona coach Bruce Arians said Friday that he couldn’t name starters at outside linebacker because they’ll be determined by the defensive packages.

The key: Bold -- My projected starters. Crossed out -- Players that will not be playing Sunday. Italicized crossed out -- Players who may play but won't start.

Here’s my best shot:

DE: 93 Calais Campbell, 96 Ronald Talley

NT: 92 Dan Williams, 66 Alameda Ta’amu

DT: 90 Darnell Dockett, 98 Frostee Rucker

SAM: 57 Alex Okafor, 50 Dontay Moch, 59 Vic So’oto

ILB: 52 Jasper Brinkley, 51 Kevin Minter

ILB: 56 Karlos Dansby, 51 Kevin Minter

WILL: 91 Matt Shaughnessy, 55 John Abraham

LCB: 21 Patrick Peterson, 35 Javier Arenas

RCB: 25 Jerraud Powers, 20 Antoine Cason, 31 Justin Bethel

SS: 37 Yeremiah Bell, 22 Tony Jefferson

FS: 26 Rashad Johnson, 32 Tyrann Mathieu

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter

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