With the Arizona Cardinals’ roster now at its initial 53-man limit, we can officially start critiquing and grading every player and position. After an offseason that seemed to take forever due to the immense turnover within the organization, players left on the roster can exhale knowing they have jobs for the time being.
Some notable names left out this season are defensive lineman David Carter (surprising to most), safety Jonathon Amaya (surprising to some) and offensive guard Chilo Rachal (surprising to no one).
While the roster should still be considered in flux due to the possibility the team scours the waiver wire for better depth at a number of positions, the core of the roster is set—there might be no one added, or there might be upward of three or four players added (my guess).
Here is the first edition of positional grades as we enter the 2013 season.