Friday, August 24, 2012
Where Cardinals stand after cuts to 75
By Mike Sando
NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET Monday to reach the 75-man roster limit from the current 90 allowable players.
The Arizona Cardinals got a jump on their moves upon returning from their exhibition game at Tennessee.
Placing left tackle Levi Brown on injured reserve stands as the most significant move by far. The move comes as no surprise after Brown suffered a torn triceps tendon, but there's a sense of finality in the transaction. It means Brown cannot return until the 2013 season. There had been some hope he might return late in the season.
The chart shows rosters counts at each position, plus positional counts from Week 1 last season.
Among the players released: defensive tackle Landon Cohen, receiver Gino Crump, safety Eddie Elder, receiver Tre Gray, cornerback Marshay Green, receiver Jaymar Johnson, fullback Reagan Maui'a, linebacker Marcus McGraw, linebacker Zack Nash, cornerback James Nixon, kicker/punter Ricky Schmitt and linebacker Paul Vassallo.
Running back Thomas Clayton and fullback Jared Crank were waived/injured. They'll revert to injured reserve upon clearing waivers.
The team announced these transactions.