Cardinals Cut 14 Players Including WR KeeSean Johnson

The Arizona Cardinals have begun trimming their roster down to 53 players before Tuesday’s deadline to have rosters set for the 2021 season. 

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The full list includes:

  1. WR KeeSean Johnson
  2. OL Shaq Calhoun
  3. RB Tavien Feaster
  4. OL Michal Menet
  5. DL Cam Murray
  6. CB Picasso Nelson
  7. WR A.J. Richardson
  8. LB Evan Weaver
  9. P Ryan Winslow
  10. LB Bryson Young
  11. DE Josh Mauro (Jeremy Fowler)
  12. WR Andre Baccellia (Josh Weinfuss)
  13. S Chris Banjo (Adam Schefter)
  14. S James Wiggins (Doug Kyed)
  15. S Shawn Williams (Tom Pelissero

Williams, 30, was drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Bengals. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when he signed a four-year, $20.19 million contract extension with Cincinnati in 2016.

After testing the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2021, Williams signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Cardinals in March.

In 2020, Williams appeared in 13 games for the Bengals and recorded 14 tackles and one pass deflection.

Johnson, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2019. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $2.7 million contract with the Cardinals. 

In 2020, Johnson appeared in eight games for the Cardinals and caught 15 passes for 173 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Mauro, 30, originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2014. He was later waived and re-signed to their practice squad at the start of the regular season.

The Cardinals eventually signed Mauro off of the Steelers’ practice squad and elected to bring him back on an exclusive rights contract before signing him to a two-year, $5.8 million contract in 2017. From there, he had a brief stint with the Raiders before signing on with the Jaguars.

The Jaguars cut Mauro loose and he eventually returned to the Cardinals. 

In 2020, Mauro appeared in three games for the Cardinals and recorded five tackles and a sack. 

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