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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Flush the Pocket: Cards fill practice squad

By Josh Weinfuss

Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It’ll recap the top storyline from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally.

The main news coming out of the Cardinals on Tuesday, the team’s first regular-season day off, was the addition of three more players to the practice squad, putting the group at the eight-man maximum.

Undrafted free-agent linebacker Kenny Demens was re-signed Tuesday, two days after he was released from the 53-man roster. Defensive tackle Anthony McCloud and wide receiver Sam McGuffie were also signed Tuesday.

I was a bit surprised when the Cardinals kept Demens, a rookie, on the 53-man roster earlier this week, partly because he flew under the radar during training camp and partly because he was the fourth inside linebacker, behind Karlos Dansby, Jasper Brinkley and rookie Kevin Minter. But I’ve come to learn everything head coach Bruce Arians does has a reason behind it. And sure enough, Arians wanted Demens, so he kept him around long enough to get him.

With the players being off Tuesday, it was a slow news day around the Cardinals’ world:

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com talked to safety Tyrann Mathieu about containing his excitement ahead of playing in his first NFL game.

Over at FoxSportsArizona.com, Craig Morgan asked and answered a series of questions about the Cardinals’ cornerbacks.