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Cardinals Officially Cut 22 Players Including QB Matt Barkley

The Arizona Cardinals have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 53 players. Here’s the list of roster cuts up to this point:

  1. QB Matt Barkley
  2. C Taylor Boggs
  3. CB Cariel Brooks
  4. DT Red Bryant
  5. WR Marquis Bundy
  6. LB Donald Butler
  7. S Chris Clemons
  8. T Rob Crisp
  9. S Matthias Farley
  10. WR Brittan Golden
  11. CB Trevon Hartfield
  12. WR Chris Hubert
  13. G Antoine McClain
  14. CB Harlan Miller
  15. TE Ifeanyi Momah
  16. RB Elijhaa Penny
  17. T Given Price
  18. LB Shaq Riddick
  19. WR Jaxon Shipley
  20. TE Hakeem Valles
  21. RB Kerwynn Williams
  22. CB Ronald Zamort

Other roster moves include:

  • LB Tristan Okpalaugo (waived-injured)

Bryant, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2008. He spent six years in Seattle before he was released in February of 2014. The Jaguars signed him to a four-year deal, but he lasted just one year with them.

Last year, the Bills signed him to a contract during the preseason. However, he was unfortunately among their final roster cuts. It until November for Bryant to get another opportunity, this time with the Cardinals.

He signed a contract with the Cardinals back in May.

In 2015, Bryant appeared in six games and recorded five tackles and no sacks for the Cardinals. He played a total of 135 snaps last year.

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Butler, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers back in 2010. He was entering the third year of his seven-year, $51.8 million contract when he was released in a move that freed up $2,590,000 in available cap space for the Chargers.

The Cardinals signed him to a contract a few months ago.

In 2015, Butler appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and recorded 43 tackles, a half sack, a forced fumble and a recovery.

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Shipley, 24, wound up signing on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Texans back in May of last year. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but was later signed to the team’s practice squad at the start of the season.

The Cardinals elected to bring Shipley back on a future/reserve contract this past January.