Cardinals get down to 53


The Arizona Cardinals have made the necessary cuts to get down to 53 men on their roster, well in advance of tomorrow’s deadline.

The players cut today include punter Ben Graham, safety Jared Campbell, cornerback Fred Bennett, center Ben Claxton, quarterback Brodie Croyle, linebacker Will Davis, cornerback Marshay Green, defensive end Kenny Iwebema, tackle Cliff Louis, nose tackle Ricky Lumpkin, fullback Reagan Maui’a, defensive end Jeremy Navarre, wide receiver Aaron Nichols, cornerback Bryant Nnabuife, linebacker Cyril Obiozor, center Kris O’Dowd, guard Tom Pestock, running back William Powell, tight end Steve Skelton, linebacker Kendall Smith, linebacker Pago Togafau, cornerback Thad Turner, safety Matt Ware, wide receiver Isaiah Williams and tackle D.J. Young.

Guard Floyd Womack and wide receiver Sean Jeffcoat were placed on injured reserve.

Like all NFL teams, the Cardinals will monitor all the other cuts around the league and consider adding players who are released from other teams. So the 53 men on the roster now won’t necessarily be the same 53 men on the roster when the Cardinals open the season next weekend. But they have kept their jobs on what may be the toughest day of the year to be an NFL player.