|Offense||32nd||64.6 (32nd)||156.1 (31st)|
|Defense||24th||148.3 (32nd)||233.9 (11th)|
|23||Benwikere, Bene'||DB||6-0||195||9/3/1991||5||San Jose State|
|33||Boston, Tre||DB||6-1||205||6/25/1992||5||North Carolina|
|46||Brewer, Aaron||LS||6-5||232||7/5/1990||7||San Diego State|
|20||Bucannon, Deone||LB||6-1||211||8/30/1992||5||Washington State|
|75||Clausell, Blaine||T||6-6||330||1/31/1992||1||Mississippi State|
|92||Gardeck, Dennis||LB||6-0||242||8/9/1994||R||Sioux Falls|
|7||Glennon, Mike||QB||6-6||225||12/12/1989||6||NC State|
|95||Gunter, Rodney||DT||6-5||305||1/19/1992||4||Delaware State|
|51||Hodges, Gerald||LB||6-2||236||1/17/1991||6||Penn State|
|31||Johnson, David||RB||6-1||224||12/16/1991||4||Northern Iowa|
|13||Kirk, Christian||WR||5-11||200||11/18/1996||R||Texas A&M|
|22||Logan, T.J.||RB||5-10||195||9/3/1994||2||North Carolina|
|56||Moore, Zach||DE||6-6||275||9/5/1990||2||Concordia-St. Paul|
|90||Nkemdiche, Robert||DT||6-4||296||9/19/1994||3||Ole Miss|
|72||Pierre, Olsen||DT||6-5||293||8/27/1991||3||Miami (FL)|
|86||Seals-Jones, Ricky||TE||6-5||243||3/15/1995||2||Texas A&M|
|28||Taylor, Jamar||CB||5-11||192||9/29/1990||6||Boise State|
|68||Vujnovich, Jeremy||G||6-5||300||10/12/1990||2||Louisiana Coll.|
|73||Wetzel, John||G||6-7||328||7/18/1991||3||Boston College|
|26||Williams, Brandon||CB||6-0||200||9/9/1992||3||Texas A&M|
|10||Williams, Chad||WR||6-1||204||10/19/1994||2||Grambling State|
|52||Cash, Jeremy (IR)||LB||6-0||230||12/9/1992||3||Duke|
|59||Dora, Vontarrius (IR)||DE||6-4||256||9/7/1992||1||Louisiana Tech|
|37||Foster, D.J. (IR)||RB||6-0||195||11/22/1993||3||Arizona State|
|42||Howard, A.J. (IR)||DB||5-11||203||12/23/1995||R||Appalachian State|
|50||Martin, Gabe (IR)||LB||6-2||236||6/5/1992||2||Bowling Green|
|Owens, Jonathan (IR)||DB||5-11||210||7/22/1995||R||Missouri Western State|
|3||Palmer, Carson (IR)||QB||6-5||235||12/27/1979||15||Southern California|
|53||Shipley, A.Q. (IR)||C||6-1||307||5/22/1986||7||Penn State|
|Kamalu, Ufomba||LB||6-6||295||11/2/1992||3||Miami (FL)|
|89||Vollert, Andrew||TE||6-5||245||3/15/1995||R||Weber State|
|Wilds, Brandon||RB||6-0||220||7/22/1993||1||South Carolina|
Peters' presence will be a considerable boon for Arizona's offense, with fellow defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (foot) inactive. All signs point toward Peters receiving a full defensive workload against San Francisco on Sunday.
Martin was signed to the Cardinals' 53-man roster in late November off the Saints practice squad and served as a reserve linebacker and special teams player. The 25-year-old isn't guaranteed to remain with Arizona and is likely to be battling for a roster spot in training camp, wherever he ends up.
Williams was held out of Sunday's preseason contest due to the ankle issue. The Cardinals are hoping Williams will be able to suit up for Thursday's preseason finale as they hope to further evaluate his worth. As it currently stands, Williams seems to be on the roster bubble.
Pierre will suit up after missing the last two games of the regular season due to a toe injury. The defensive tackle will serve as the primary backup to Robert Nkemdiche.
Moore had been residing on the team's practice squad so far this season. The 27-year-old takes the roster spot of offensive lineman John Theus (concussion), who was placed on injured reserve, and should serve as a depth option on the defensive line.
Gunter's production in 2017 was similar to his first two seasons in the league as he remains in a reserve role in the defensive line rotation. The 25-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2018 and appears slated to serve as starting nose tackle Corey Peters' backup once again.
Smith sustained the injury last week but is good to suit up Sunday. Mike Iupati (shoulder) is also active, keeping Smith in a reserve role.
Coleman spent the 2017 campaign with the Falcons, recording two carries for eight yards and a pair of receptions for 20 yards. More importantly, he suited up in all 16 games and was an asset as a blocker, so Arizona brought him aboard with the hope that he would provide similar reliability on those fronts. The expectation is that Coleman will operate as the team's starting fullback right away ahead of other potential options like Elijhaa Penny and undrafted rookie Austin Ramesh.
Taylor appears to have fully recovered from a lingering back injury and will suit up against the Broncos. The starting cornerback will attempt to contain the Case Keenum-led passing attack.
Bucannon hyperextended his left knee over two weeks ago and has been sidelined since, but it looks like he's finally healthy enough to return to the practice field. Expect an update on Bucannon's status when he does ultimately participate in practice this week.
As expected, Bradford has yielded the No. 2 job to Mike Glennon after losing the starting QB gig to Josh Rosen last weekend. Unless something happens to the duo, Bradford seems destined to be deactivated on game day for the foreseeable future.
Munyer will give the Cardinals some added depth on the offensive line after beating out two draft picks in training camp last season. He only appeared in one game before landing on injured reserve with a toe injury last November .
Dawson got off to a solid start with a 43-yard field goal in the first quarter, but the Cardinals offense found little breathing room most of the evening. The 43-year-old has made three of five field-goal attempts and all 11 extra points through the first seven games, but his scoring opportunities remain minimal due to Arizona's struggling offense.
On the field for all five Rams kickoffs, Logan otherwise didn't receive any reps, either on offense or other special-teams units. With David Johnson and Chase Edmonds taking on all the snaps at running back, Logan will be contained to his current role for the foreseeable future. However, Logan would be the next man up in the event of an injury.
In what quickly became a blowout, the Cardinals gave Edmonds his most run of the season -- 22 snaps on offense -- which he turned into his second-most yards from scrimmage (21) as a professional. The Cardinals axed offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday, so it remains to be seen if Edmonds' workload will be little more than scraps left behind by starter David Johnson, or something more. At the very least, Edmonds' do-it-all skill set allows him to get involved in all aspects of the offense.
Williams' modest catch total served as a season high, despite the fact the second-year receiver has already logged 23 targets through five games. The 24-year-old remains behind the emerging Christian Kirk and trusted veteran Larry Fitzgerald in production, but he could conceivably put up better numbers if rookie quarterback Josh Rosen continues peppering him with targets as he furthers his own development. Williams will look to build on Thursday's effort against the 49ers in a Week 8 divisional battle.
Fitzgerald logged the only touchdown of the game for the Cardinals when he hauled in a four-yard scoring dart from Josh Rosen just before the halfway point of the third period. It was notably the veteran receiver's first trip to the end zone this season, while his 40 receiving yards actually represented his best total since a 76-yard effort against the Redskins in Week 1 with Sam Bradford under center. Fitzgerald does continue to see plenty of targets, with Thursday serving as his second straight game with eight looks. While Rosen's inconsistency is likely to continue wreaking havoc with Fitzgerald's overall production, he remains a fantasy consideration heading into a Week 8 divisional battle against the 49ers.
Holmes started for a second straight week, splitting first-team work with Ricky Seals-Jones. While the latter is far more intriguing for fantasy purposes, Holmes seems to have a real shot at the Week 1 starting job in the presumed absence of Jermaine Gresham (Achilles).
Coming off a solid showing in a loss to the Vikings in Week 6, Rosen looked the part of a 21-year-old rookie against the Broncos. The quarterback threw three interceptions -- two of which were returned for scores -- and lost two of his three fumbles while being sacked six times and hit on five other occasions. It's unsurprising that he was banged up amid the ongoing harassment from the Denver defense, though it appears Rosen only escaped with a minor injury. He'll benefit from the extended rest between games with the Cardinals and 49ers playing next Sunday, but the rough outing certainly didn't help the youngster from a confidence standpoint. In response to the embarrassing loss, the Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday, replacing him with quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich.
Pleasant spent the preseason with the Patriots but was released just before roster cutdowns at the end of August. Prior to this season, the 29-year-old spent his first six seasons with the Texans serving as a depth option in the secondary, and is likely to have a similar role with the Cardinals.
With Foster -- who suffered both a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys -- out for the season, the Cardinals bolstered their running back depth Tuesday by signing Darius Victor.
Golden was listed as questionable, although it was reported Sunday morning he was expected to play. The 27-year-old missed Week 5 and continues to deal with the knee injury that had him on the PUP list in August, but he will suit up for his third game of the season Sunday.
Peterson ranked third on the team in tackles and forced the team's only turnover. The 28-year-old corner has two of the team's six interceptions now, and he'll look to add to the total in Week 8 against C.J. Beathard, who has thrown five interceptions in three starts this season.
Wetzel will suit up Sunday, and rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will benefit from the protection of his starting right tackle against San Francisco's defensive front.
Boston will sit out Thursday Night Football while nursing an elbow injury of undisclosed severity. It remains to be seen whether Boston's injury will require an extended absence, but expect Rudy Ford to see increased defensive snaps as long as Boston remains sidelined.
Glennon opened the season as the No. 3 behind Sam Bradford and 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen, but Bradford faltered so much that he lost the starting job in the fourth quarter of Week 3. Wilks is sticking with Rosen as the director of the offense moving forward, leaving Glennon as the direct backup and Bradford a weekly inactive.
Humphries was listed as questionable but will take up his usual starting post at left tackle against Minnesota.
Shipley landed on IR earlier this offseason after suffering a season-ending ACL tear, so a one-year extension is a positive sign of Arizona's confidence in his recovery. The 32-year-old is now locked up through the 2019 season, and is all but guaranteed a role in the team's O-line next year if he can get healthy.
Benefiting from his most targets and first carry of the campaign, Nelson surpassed 10 yards from scrimmage for the first time in 2018. His production isn't even sniffing that of the first three years of his career under former coach Bruce Arians, who used the wideout's blazing speed to keep defenses honest. With a change from Mike McCoy to Byron Leftwich at offensive coordinator, perhaps Nelson can begin to approach his marks of 18.6 YPC and 8.5 YPT from before this season.
Howard was able to make the Cardinals' initial 53-man roster, but was waived/injured early last week and ultimately waived again Friday. The defensive back will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.
One day removed from head coach Bruce Arians making the same announcement, Palmer will head into the sunset after 15 seasons with three different teams. After waiting one year to get his first shot with the Bengals in 2004, the previous year's No. 1 overall pick spent seven years with the organization as the starting quarterback. A dispute with ownership in 2011 eventually resulted in a trade to the Raiders, where he suited up the next two campaigns. To wrap up his career, Palmer landed in the Arizona desert in April of 2013 and spurred one of the most successful runs in the history of the Cardinals in that state, accumulating a 38-21-1 record as a starter. His injuries woes emerged at inopportune times, though, as he was only available for one of the team's two playoff runs. In 182 regular-season games played, Palmer averaged 254.1 yards per contest, completed 62.5 percent of his passes and accrued 294 touchdowns versus 187 interceptions for an 87.9 quarterback rating.
The 26-year-old was set to enter the final season of his three-year, $8.25 million contract, a price Dallas wasn't willing to pay for a rotational end who struggled to make an impact in 2017. Though he saw his sack total drop from six in 2016 to just one a season ago, Mayowa's extensive experience in his five NFL campaigns shouldn't make it too difficult for him to find work somewhere this offseason.
Iupati exited Sunday's loss to the Vikings due to a back injury and was unable to recover during Arizona's short week. Expect Jeremy Vujnovich to continue to draw the start at left guard as long as Iupati remains sidelined. With right guard Justin Pugh (hand) considered questionable, the Cardinals' O-line could conceivably be without its two starting guards during Thursday Night Football.
Kirk's modest yardage total actually served a team high on the night, a testament to the struggles of Josh Rosen and the Cardinals' passing attack overall. Kirk also logged a team-best 27-yard catch, and he's now posted one reception of over 20 yards in four of the last five games. The 2018 second-round pick's speed affords him plenty of upside, but his production will likely continuing experiencing its fair share of fluctuation considering it's largely tied in to the fortunes of the inconsistent Rosen. Kirk will look to up his numbers when he faces the 49ers in Week 8.
It is a small amount of positive news for the Cardinals on a night where everything seemed to go wrong. Seals-Jones should be okay and seems unlikely to miss an extended period of time due to the bruised arm. However, look for more updates on his official status to come next week when the team resumes practice.
Dora made the Cardinals' initial 53-man roster, but was waived/injured early last week and placed on injured reserve. The linebacker was waived again Friday, and is now free to find a new home elsewhere in the league.
On paper, Johnson appeared to have a tantalizing matchup and opportunity for his first true breakout performance versus a Denver defense that had surprisingly been gashed on the ground this season. However, the game script played out much differently, with the Broncos' three-touchdown first quarter quickly putting an emphasis on the passing game for the Cardinals. Johnson still logged a serviceable 14 carries, but the 25 touches he managed in a Week 4 loss to the Seahawks still serves as his season high. That's a far cry from Johnson's 2016 salad days, when he rivaled Le'Veon Bell for the title of best running back in the league while seeing 377 touches overall. Johnson will look to bounce back from yet another pedestrian outing against the 49ers in Week 8.
Jones now has a sack in five straight games and 6.5 on the season. He'll look to keep the streak alive in Week 8 against the 49ers and C.J. Beathard, who has been sacked six times in the last two games.
Lee signed his original deal with the Cardinals last September, but his newest contract will keep him in the desert through the 2020 season. The veteran averaged 47.3 yards per punt with a net average of 39.7 yards per boot last season, downing 29 of 88 inside the 20-yard line.
Brewer missed most of last season with the broken wrist he sustained in early October, but the Cardinals deemed the long snapper important enough to justify designating him as one of their two players to return from injured reserve. He took back long-snapping duties for the club's final three contests and will now have some job security heading into 2018 after agreeing to the extension.
Hodges signing comes shortly after Arizona linebacker Jeremy Cash (knee) was ruled out for the season, so Hodges will add some quality depth to the position. Hodges appeared in 11 games with the Saints last season in a reserve role before being let go by the team in February.
The second-string strong safety will miss Week 3's matchup, leaving starter Budda Baker without a clear backup. Tre Boston could be in line to receive limited rotational snaps at the strong safety position in Ford's absence.
With a torn ACL and MCL, Cash's season is over. He'll remain on IR unless an injury settlement is reached.
Since returning to action Week 3, Gresham's practice reps have been monitored closely to ensure no aggravation of his Achilles. On Thursday, he officially earned more snaps in a given game than fellow tight Ricky Seals-Jones (29) for the first time this season, but the younger option again made an impact in the box score (two catches for 12 yards on four targets). On the season, Gresham has hauled in three of four passes for 46 yards in five games, indicating he's primarily used as a blocker at this stage in his career.
Cole was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of this year's draft and has seen plenty of reps at center while working behind the starter Shipley, who suffered a torn ACL. When Cole was drafted, he was seen as a good enough player right out of Michigan to have a legitimate shot at the starting job.
Fellow safety Budda Baker also tallied eight tackles, as the duo continues to remain among the NFL's more productive IDP options in the secondary. Through the first seven weeks of the season, Bethea has recorded 61 tackles (50 solo), though he has yet to produce a turnover after notching a career-high five interceptions in 2017.
Clausell has spent the 2017 season on the Panthers' practice squad and fills the roster spot of tight end Chris Manhertz (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve. Clausell should provide depth at offensive tackle for the Panthers' potential playoff run.
Wilds replaces running back Jalen Simmons on the team's practice squad. Wilds likely won't be activated unless there's an injury to David Johnson, Chase Edmonds or T.J. Logan.
Walker was signed from the Eagles' practice squad, having logged 10 tackles for Philadelphia in 2017. The 25-year-old should slot in as a depth middle linebacker and special-teams contributer for the Cardinals.
Vujnovich was forced out of the Cardinals' Week 6 loss to the Vikings with the hamstring injury and won't be able to rally in time to return to the field on a short week. Fellow guard Mike Iupati (back) has also been ruled out for Week 7 and Justin Pugh (hand) is listed as questionable, so the Cardinals will enter the game quite shorthanded along the offensive line.
Pugh will play with his left hand completely contained within a cast, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. It remains to be seen to what extend Pugh's hand injury will limit him on the field, but Arizona's struggling O-line faces a tough matchup against Denver's pass rush in any case.
Reddick had seen only 30 snaps in the four weeks prior to Sunday's outing. His eight tackles against San Francisco more than doubled his season total entering the day, and his sack gives him two on the season. He hadn't been given many opportunities prior to Week 5, but he could be a quality IDP option if he starts to see significant snap totals going forward.
After practicing on a limited basis in the first two sessions of the week, Bynes was a full participant Friday. With his health clear, he'll seek out double-digit tackles for the fourth time in six outings to start the season.
Nkemdiche started the week not practicing after missing last Sunday's game against the 49ers but finished the week with two limited practices to earn the questionable tag. The 24-year-old should serve his usual starting role on the interior of Arizona's defensive line.
The 25-year-old has made 13 appearances (two starts) with the Texans over two seasons in the NFL, logging 11 tackles and three sacks. Now that he's back in the fold for 2018, Kamalu will likely serve as a backup to edge rushers Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral).