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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Comings and goings: Cards since Super Bowl

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

A quick look at 53-man rosters from Feb. 1, date of Super Bowl XLIII, provides a reference point for seeing how NFC West teams have changed so far this offseason.

I'll continue with Arizona.

Gone from the Cardinals' 53-man roster and injured reserve list in the 58 days since the Super Bowl (9):

Offense

Pat Ross, C

J.J. Arrington, RB

Terrelle Smith, FB

Jerame Tuman, TE

Scott Peters, OL

Defense

Eric Green, CB

Monty Beisel, LB

Antonio Smith, DE

Special teams

Nathan Hodel, LS

 
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  Bryant McFadden brings additional experience to the secondary.
New to the Cardinals' roster in the 58 days since the Super Bowl (20):

Offense

Tyler Palko, QB

Onrea Jones, WR

Lance Long, WR

Alex Shor, TE

Donovan Raiola, OL

Ben Claxton, OL

Anthony Becht, TE

Chris Vincent, RB

Jason Wright, RB

Justin Green, RB

Defense

Wilrey Fontenot, CB

Keith Lewis, S

Bryant McFadden, CB

Dennis Keyes, FS

Keilen Dykes, DT

Jason Banks, DE

Rodney Leisle, DT

Special teams

Mike Leach, LS

Waylon Prather, P

The Cardinals have also welcomed back three players from injured reserve (Clark Haggans, Ali Highsmith and Stephen Spach). Not counted among newcomers listed above: the league-leading seven unrestricted free agents Arizona has re-signed since Feb. 27.