Cardinals make moves to get to 53

The Cardinals were quite busy this past Friday and over the weekend, as they had to get their roster down to 53 players, and various other things occurred with their organization.

If you didn’t hear, here are the 18 players that the team released:

Cornerback Crezdon Butler

Linebacker Antonio Coleman

Safety Blake Gideon

Linebacker Clark Haggans

Guard Russ Hochstein

Defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin

Linebacker Colin Parker

Cornerback Larry Parker

Wide receiver DeMarco Sampson

Tight end Steve Skelton

Running back Alfonso Smith

Linebacker Quan Sturdivant

Defensive end Ronald Talley

Defensive end Everrette Thompson

Tight end Martell Webb

Center Scott Wedige

Wide receiver Isaiah Williams

Tackle D.J. Young

The team also placed quarterback Richard Bartel (shoulder) and running back Javarris James (knee) on injured reserve, and waived linebacker Brandon Williams (shoulder) and wide receiver Stephen Williams (achilles).