Snap counts for Cardinals' starters

August, 17, 2014
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Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said his starters weren't going to play much this preseason, bucking a trend that has seen snap counts increase for first teamers as the preseason continues. He didn't waver from that Saturday night.

As a unit, the starting offense played 14 snaps in Arizona's 30-28 loss to Minnesota. The snap counts for the starting defense varied by player.

Here's a breakdown of how many snap counts the starters played Saturday in Minnesota:

DEFENSE

DE: Calais Campbell -- 12 (11 defense, 1 special teams)

NT: Dan Williams -- 16 (14, 2)

DT: Darnell Dockett -- 10 (9, 1)

SAM: Matt Shaughnessy -- 14 (12, 2)

ILB: Larry Foote -- 17 (16, 1)

ILB: Kenny Demens -- 23 (20, 3)

WILL: Sam Acho -- 23 (16, 7)

LCB: Patrick Peterson -- 17 (16, 1)

RCB: Antonio Cromartie -- 17 (16, 1)

SS: Tony Jefferson -- 20 (15, 5)

FS: Rashad Johnson -- 20 (16, 4)

OFFENSE

LT: Jared Veldheer -- 15 (14 offense, 1 special teams)

LG: Earl Watford -- 36 (32, 4)

C: Ted Larsen -- 15 (14, 1)

RG: Paul Fanaika -- 16 (15, 1)

RT: Bobby Massie -- 15 (14, 1)

TE: Rob Housler -- 20 (13, 7)

WR: Jaron Brown -- 27 (26, 1)

QB: Carson Palmer -- 14

RB: Andre Ellington -- 9

TE: John Carlson -- 13 (12, 1)

WR: Larry Fitzgerald -- 13

A few notes that stood out:
  • Fanaika got one extra rep on offense more than the rest of his offensive line peers.
  • A week after playing the entire first half, Larsen played just 14 offensive snaps.
  • Peterson got a snap on special teams.

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter

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