Cardinals claim Trevardo Williams off waivers

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Linebacker Trevardo Williams didn’t last long in Houston despite being a fourth-round pick in 2013.

Perhaps he’ll have better luck in Arizona. The Cardinals have claimed Williams off of waivers after the Texans waived Williams on Friday.

Williams, the fourth member of the Texans’ 2013 draft class to leave the team, spent the 2013 season on injured reserve and was waived just after passing his physical and moving onto the active roster. He had 30.5 sacks at the University of Connecticut and will try to show that pass rush ability while trying to make the Cardinals’ 53-man roster out of camp.

He should get a chance to do that while the Cardinals wait for John Abraham to make his first appearance at training camp. It’s unknown when Abraham, who was arrested for DUI in June, will be making that appearance.

The Cardinals released cornerback Todd Washington to open up space for Williams on the roster.

8 responses to “Cardinals claim Trevardo Williams off waivers

  1. Yet Rick Smith gets to stick around, no questions ask. Not only that, but he got to basically choose the new head coach after throwing a close friend (Kubiak) under the bus to save his own job, moving the focus away from his own failures at his job (don’t bring up Watt, go look up the story to find out ole Rick essentially lucked into the pick).

  2. Watt was more of a Wade Phillips pick than a Rick Smith one.

    Smith just gets to keep his job because of nepotism. That’s what happens when you’re the godfather of the owner’s grandson.

  3. Cardinals had to pick up LBs – they lost Karlos Dansby to free agency, Daryl Washington’s suspension, and John Abraham is old. They need to take risks on guys like Williams, they don’t have a choice.

  4. Arizona is stacked at OLB which is what Williams is & they have an elite defensive line & secondary.

    This year they get two very, very good OLBs back off of IR in Alex Okafor who is going to be a special player & Sam Acho whos excellent in coverage & is a very good pass rusher. They have John Abraham who PFF ranked a top 12 pass rusher coming off the pro bowl & Matt Shaugnessy who is absolutely outstanding against the run, ranking as the #5th best OLB against the run n the NFL. Okafor and Acho have length for days as does newly drafted 6″6 1/2 with 35 inch arms, a combine best among D linmem broad jump and 35.5 inch vertical jump show just how explosive 3-4 pass rushing DE Kareem Martin is, who will also slide to OLB.

    At ILB , Arizona is still very well off at ILB. They just took ILB Kevin Minter out of LSU in 2013 who is a very, hard hitter with more than enough speed to track down ball carriers & is underrated in coverage. ILB Larry Foote is solid very smart above average ILB who excels at dignosing offensive playz before the balls snapped & is also a excellent blitzing ILB whos is excellent against the run like Minter, but is solid in coverage. . Backup Lorenzo Alexander slides inside this year as does backup 6″2 Kenny Demens Michigan states all time tackler. Losing Dansby wasnt a big loss. He benefitted from playing in DC Bowles scheme where Bowles schemed for him to succed behind one of the NFLs best defensive lines, which blocked so well Arizonas ILBs led the NFL running free unblocked after QBs. You think a 33 year old ILB , suddenly became be elite after being average most of his 10 year career?? Come on, your smarter than that!!!!!

    Losing DWASHs speed definitely hurts but Arizona has enough good players they will be able to over come it. Arizona will lean on its elite secondary that is overflowing with talent to lighten the load.

    Arizonas 1st round Deone Bucannon who was the biggest ( 6″2 220 pounds with 4.40 speed) fastest n best ( more tackles 384, TKFL 13.5, 15INTs, 25PDs, 7FFs) SS In the draft will drop down into the box in Arizonas nickel defense to cover RBs//TEs , in pass coverage situations to replace Washingtons speed. Arizona signing this guy meams nothing other than they picked up a good young pass rusher for nothing,

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