Arizona Cardinals

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium | Coach: Bruce Arians
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd86.6 (29th)227.5 (14th)
Defense6th89.6 (6th)221.3 (14th)
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54Albright, Bryson LB6-52453/15/19941Miami (Ohio)
36Baker, Budda SAF5-101951/10/1996RWashington
9Barkley, Matt QB6-22279/8/19905Southern California
64Barnes, Khalif T6-63204/21/198212Washington
28Bethel, Justin CB6-02006/17/19906Presbyterian
70Boehm, Evan G6-33108/19/19932Missouri
75Boone, Alex G6-83105/4/19878Ohio State
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52327/5/19906San Diego State
12Brown, John WR5-111794/3/19904Pittsburg State
13Brown, Jaron WR6-22051/8/19905Clemson
20Bucannon, Deone ILB6-12118/30/19924Washington State
57Bynes, Josh LB6-12358/24/19897Auburn
56Dansby, Karlos ILB6-425011/3/198114Auburn
4Dawson, Phil K5-112001/23/197519Texas
11Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-32188/31/198314Pittsburgh
37Foster, D.J. RB6-019511/22/19932Arizona State
7Gabbert, Blaine QB6-423510/15/19897Missouri
42Goodwin, C.J. CB6-42202/4/19902California (PA)
84Gresham, Jermaine TE6-52606/16/19888Oklahoma
95Gunter, Rodney DE6-53051/19/19923Delaware State
48Hill, Bronson RB5-102151/2/19931Eastern Michigan
69Holden, Will G6-73129/14/1993RVanderbilt
85Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
 Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19913Northern Iowa
55Jones, Chandler OLB6-52652/27/19906Syracuse
2Lee, Andy P6-11858/11/198214Pittsburgh
50Martin, Gabe LB6-22366/5/19922Bowling Green
96Martin, Kareem ILB6-62722/19/19924North Carolina
32Mathieu, Tyrann FS5-91865/13/19925LSU
97Mauro, Josh DE6-62822/17/19914Stanford
34Miller, Harlan FS6-01826/20/19941Southeastern Louisiana
14Nelson, J.J. WR5-101604/24/19923UAB
87Niklas, Troy TE6-62709/18/19924Notre Dame
90Nkemdiche, Robert DT6-42969/19/19942Ole Miss
78Painter, Vinston T6-431810/11/19893Virginia Tech
35Penny, Elijhaa RB6-12348/17/19931Idaho
98Peters, Corey NT6-33056/8/19888Kentucky
21Peterson, Patrick CB6-12037/11/19907LSU
72Pierre, Olsen DT6-42938/27/19912Miami (Fla.)
43Reddick, Haason ILB6-12359/22/1994RTemple
49Robinson, Edmond LB6-32452/23/19923Newberry
92Rucker, Frostee DE6-32809/14/198312Southern California
86Seals-Jones, Ricky TE6-52433/15/1995RTexas A&M
53Shipley, A.Q. C6-13075/22/19866Penn State
5Stanton, Drew QB6-32435/7/198410Michigan State
79Tuerk, Max C6-52981/27/19942Southern California
71Watford, Earl G6-33006/24/19905James Madison
73Wetzel, John T6-73287/18/19912Boston College
26Williams, Brandon CB6-02009/9/19922Texas A&M
25Williams, Tramon DB6-01923/16/198311Louisiana Tech
16Williams, Chad WR6-120410/19/1994RGrambling State
33Williams, Kerwynn RB5-81986/9/19914Utah State
94Williams, Xavier NT6-23091/18/19923Northern Iowa
58Wright, Scooby ILB6-02408/29/19941Arizona
Injured Players
3Palmer, Carson (IR) QB6-523512/27/197915Southern California
10Golden, Brittan (IR) WR5-111867/20/19884West Texas A&M
22Logan, T.J. (IR) RB5-101969/3/1994RNorth Carolina
27Branch, Tyvon (IR) SS6-021012/11/198610Connecticut
30Ford, Rudy (IR) CB5-1120411/6/1994RAuburn
38Zamort, Ronald (IR) CB5-1017411/10/19911Western Michigan
41Bethea, Antoine (IR) SS5-112067/27/198412Howard
44Golden, Markus (IR) OLB6-32603/13/19913Missouri
62Munyer, Daniel (IR) C6-13053/4/19921Colorado
68Veldheer, Jared (IR) T6-83216/14/19878Hillsdale
74Humphries, D.J. (IR) T6-530712/28/19933Florida
76Iupati, Mike (IR) G6-53315/12/19878Idaho
80Momah, Ifeanyi (IR) TE6-725510/23/19893Boston College
Practice Squad
 Anau, Peli DE6-325010/26/1993RNorthern Arizona
 Carter, Jarell DB5-101968/7/1995RTrinity International
 Dillon, K.J. DB6-12055/11/19932West Virginia
 Dora, Vontarrius DE6-42569/7/19921Louisiana Tech
 Moxey, Jonathan CB5-101881/14/1995RBoise State
 Okine, Earl DE6-62901/4/19901Florida
 Ross, Rashad WR6-01802/2/19903Arizona State
 Russell, Alonzo WR6-42109/29/19921Toledo
65Tasini, Pasoni DT6-33075/31/1993RUtah
 Victor, Darius RB5-82093/18/1994RTowson
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Position Listing
Vinston Painter
Painter signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The move marks Painter's third stint on the Cardinals' 53-man roster this season. Guard Earl Watford is likely to miss some time with a high-ankle sprain, but Painter should still only serve in a reserve capacity on the offensive line.

Corey Peters
Peters had 22 tackles (18 solo) and one sack in 12 games with the Cardinals in 2017.

Peters was poised to hit free agency at the end of the season but inked an extension through 2020 in December. The 29-year-old is the anchor and run stuffer on the interior of the Cardinals defense, though his contributions don't typically light up the stat sheet.

Gabe Martin
Martin had two solo tackles in three games with Arizona in 2017.

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.

Brandon Williams
Williams had two assisted tackles in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

Williams logged three starts in his rookie season last year and appeared primed for an increased defensive role in 2017, but managed only one defensive snap for the season. The 2016 third-round pick will need to impress in training camp in order to get back on track for the 2018 season

Olsen Pierre
Pierre had 30 tackles (22 solo), 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 14 games with the Cardinals in 2017.

Pierre actually finished second on the Cardinals in sacks behind NFL leader Chandler Jones (17.0), a quality season after starting the year with a minimal defensive role. The 26-year-old enters 2018 as an exclusive-rights free agent, and a return to Arizona would not be surprising given his role in 2017.

Rodney Gunter
Gunter totaled 17 tackles (11 solo) and one sack in 16 games with the Cardinals in 2017.

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.

Ronald Zamort
The Cardinals waived/injured Zamort (knee) on Monday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

In recent days, Zamort was taking advantage of Justin Bethel's absence from practice due to a hyperextended knee, running with the first-team defense over 2016 third-round pick Brandon Williams. However, Zamort proceeded to tear his ACL on Saturday, ending his brief dalliance in a significant position. If he passes through waivers unclaimed, the performance was likely enough to earn a place on injured reserve with the Cardinals for the upcoming season.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Pasoni Tasini
No Updates
Scooby Wright
Wright made five solo tackles in 10 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

Wright may have appeared in 10 games for Arizona but only recorded a tackle in four games. The 23-year-old served as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor and is likely to be fighting for a roster spot again in 2018.

Bronson Hill
The Cardinals signed Hill to a contract Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Arizona cut Hill loose prior to Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins, but he'll be brought back as insurance at running back after starter Kerwynn Williams sustained a quadriceps injury in the contest. Even if Williams is ruled out for Arizona's Week 16 game against the Giants, D.J. Foster and Elijhaa Penny would likely factor more prominently into the backfield mix than Hill.

Deone Bucannon
Bucannon notched 82 tackles (58 solo), two forced fumbles, one interception and one sack in 12 games during the 2017 season.

After missing the last three contests of 2016 due to a high-ankle sprain, Bucannon eventually underwent surgery in May to alleviate the concern, but his recovery lingered into the regular season, resulting in three additional absences. He finally made his debut Week 4, and after a one-tackle performance, he recorded at least seven stops in six consecutive games. However, the dollar linebacker injured his ankle again just five snaps into Week 12 and was inactive one more time before playing the last four outings of the year. The injuries aside, Bucannon has averaged 6.5 tackles per game in his career, which could help him earn an extension with the Cardinals in the offseason. Otherwise, he'll play out the 2018 season on his fifth-year option.

Rashad Ross
The Cardinals signed Ross to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Ross, a local product who attended Arizona State, landed on the Cardinals' practice squad during the latter portion of the season. He will now look to make an impression during the offseason and try to earn a role on the active roster for the 2018 season.

Peli Anau
No Updates
Daniel Munyer
Munyer (toe) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Munyer was unavailable for Sunday's win over the 49ers due to the injury, and the Cardinals evidently determined that the issue was significant enough to sideline the center for additional time. Arizona signed fellow center Max Tuerk off the Chargers' practice squad to take Munyer's spot on the 53-man roster.

Toe - Injured Reserve
Phil Dawson
Dawson nailed 32 of 40 field-goal attempts and 23 of 26 extra-point tries during the 2017 season.

The Cardinals lost TD machine David Johnson (wrist) in Week 1, barely fielded a serviceable receiving corps behind Larry Fitzgerald and only had Carson Palmer under center for seven games this season. Such a hurricane of hits to the offense would seem to impact a scoring offense negatively, and indeed Arizona ranked 25th in the NFL with 18.4 points per game. Nonetheless, Dawson, who dealt with accuracy issues at times, posted the third-most points (119) in a given season in his 19-year career. If the Cardinals keep Dawson around in his age-43 campaign, he'll be owed $3.5 million in 2018.

Harlan Miller
Miller was promoted to Arizona's active roster Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Miller was the Cardinals' sixth-round draft pick back in May and he's spent the season on the practice squad. He likely will just provide special teams help and depth at cornerback.

T.J. Logan
Logan didn't make an appearance during his rookie season due to a dislocated wrist.

A 2017 fifth-round selection, Logan was never able to recover sufficiently after injuring himself in the Hall of Fame Game. In a bit of foreshadowing, his injury was actually matched by workhorse back David Johnson in the season opener, and neither player took the field again in 2017. Once he's back to full health, Logan will be one of the top options for kickoff returns next season, but Kerwynn Williams (assuming he's retained) and D.J. Foster could also vie for the role.

Wrist - Injured Reserve
K.J. Dillon
Dillon (knee) had three tackles (two solo) in Wednesday's 27-17 loss to the Panthers in preseason Week 1.

Dillon is a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, who lasted just five games during his rookie season before tearing an ACL. He's back and healthy and looking to win the open strong safety job that was held by Quintin Demps in 2016. Demps went to Chicago via free agency, and safety is one of the main position battles being waged in preseason.

Brittan Golden
Golden (arm) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

The roster move was fully expected after Golden fractured his arm in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins and required surgery a day later to address the injury. According to Kevin Zimmerman of, Golden will need three to four months to recover from surgery, which could result in the wideout drawing limited interest when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. He'll finish the 2017 campaign with five catches for 70 yards and no touchdowns across 13 appearances.

Arm - Injured Reserve
Tramon Williams
Williams had two tackles (one solo) and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins.

Williams had a standout performance in his first start with the Cardinals in Week 7, but he's had a relatively quiet season otherwise. The 34-year-old added another pass breakup Sunday, bringing his season total to 10 in 11 games.

Chad Williams
Williams was active for six games during the 2017 season.

All of Williams' appearances coincided with John Brown's DNPs, but the 2017 third-round selection wasn't unable to make may inroads as a receiver. While he hauled in three of his seven targets for 31 yards, he surpassed all of that production with a 33-yard run, his second and last of the campaign, Week 14 against the Titans. With John Brown, Jaron Brown and Brittan Golden all hitting unrestricted free agency, and Larry Fitzgerald potentially following Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians into retirement, Williams could make a quick ascension in the receiving corps in his sophomore season.

Larry Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald corralled eight of 13 passes for 55 yards during Sunday's 26-24 win at Seattle.

After reaching 100 receptions and 1,000 yards for a third season in a row last Sunday, Fitzgerald was in the running for a second consecutive catch title with fellow centurion Antonio Brown (101 catches) sidelined due to a strained calf. Heading into Week 17, Fitzgerald's only real competition, Jarvis Landry, had a slight 103-101 lead, but the latter was far more efficient with his looks Sunday (nine grabs on 10 targets) and ended the regular season in the No. 1 spot. After inking an extension in November, Fitzgerald has one year remaining on his current contract, but his return may be contingent on whether head coach Bruce Arians opts to stick around. "I don't want to think about him walking away right now," Fitzgerald told Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site. "We're holding out hope." Don't expect a decision from Fitzgerald anytime soon.

Gabe Holmes
The Cardinals promoted Holmes to their active roster Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With Jermaine Gresham (illness) considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, the Cardinals have opted to call up Holmes to bolster their depth at tight end. While he still remains unlikely to see much time on offense, the 26-year-old could see some action on special teams.

Justin Bethel
Bethel is the top candidate to start opposite Patrick Peterson this season, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. "The biggest thing is body language," head coach Bruce Arians said of Bethel on Tuesday. "You saw that in practice last year. Frustration. ... Now it's totally different."

Bethel's nearly two-year pursuit of the starting gig has been wrought with injuries, which actually reared their head in the early portion of training camp. With a hyperextended knee a thing of the past, he's beginning to lock down his long-coveted role. Although second-year pro Brandon Williams and veteran Tramon Williams are also a part of the competition, Bethel seems on pace to lock down the job by Week 1.

Frostee Rucker
Rucker totaled 29 tackles (23 solo) and 1.5 sacks in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

Rucker signed a one-year deal last spring and improved upon his sackless 2016 season. Retirement is certainly a viable consideration for the 34-year-old at this point, and he is likely to be limited to a rotational role if he does return for the 2018 season, which he enters as a free agent.

Tyrann Mathieu
Mathieu supplied 78 tackles (70 solo), two interceptions, one forced fumble and one sack in 16 games during the 2017 season.

For the first time in five NFL campaigns, Mathieu wasn't bit by the injury bug in 2017. The development allowed him to play all but six of the Cardinals' 1,062 snaps on defense and 43.1 percent of the team's special-teams snaps en route to the league lead in overall snaps (1,263). Considering he put up 89 tackles and five interceptions, including a pick-six, in 14 games two years ago, Mathieu isn't operating at his previous potential. Instead, he appears to have found a happy medium between health and production as he enters the second season of a five-year contract.

Darius Victor
Victor inked a reserve/future contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Victor, an undrafted free agent, landed with the Saints prior to the season kicking off. However, he was ultimately unable to make their final 53-man roster. He later joined the Cardinals' practice squad, and will now look to earn a spot with the team for the 2018 season.

Max Tuerk
The Cardinals signed Tuerk to a contract Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Tuerk, a 2016 third-round pick, proved to be a bust for the Chargers, with the team waiving him in October immediately after he was reinstated from a four-game suspension. The 23-year-old had been a member of Los Angeles' practice squad, but Tuerk will now move up to Arizona's 53-man roster after the team was in need of a depth option at center when Daniel Munyer (toe) was moved to injured reserve.

D.J. Foster
Foster totaled six rushes for 19 yards and reeled in 17 of 28 passes for 133 yards during seven games with the Cardinals during the 2017 season.

Plucked from the Patriots' practice squad in the aftermath of David Johnson's dislocated wrist in the season opener, Foster didn't make an appearance until Week 11. Thereafter, Foster was consistently targeted in the passing game, whether Blaine Gabbert or Drew Stanton (knee) was under center, averaging four targets per game. A contributor on kickoff returns as well, Foster posted the highest average (23.0 yards per on his right chances) among Cardinals, which could be the determining factor for a roster spot next fall in what's expected to be a crowded backfield.

Bryson Albright
Albright signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Albright bounced between the Bills' practice squad and 53-man roster last season, and he has spent this season on the Cardinals' practice squad. The 23-year-old will likely serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player.

Markus Golden
Golden (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Golden is out for the season after Monday's MRI revealed a torn ACL, which he sustained during Sunday's matchup with the Niners. Despite being off to a slow start this season, his absence is undoubtedly a blow to the Cardinals defense. Kareem Martin, a 2014 third-rounder, is expected to slide into the starting lineup as a result.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Alonzo Russell
The Cardinals signed Russell to their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Russell, who went undrafted out of Toledo in 2015, spent last season on the Bengals' practice squad, but is still awaiting his NFL debut. He'll assume the spot on the Cardinals' practice squad that had previously belonged to fellow wideout Carlton Agudosi, who was promoted to Arizona's 53-man roster Tuesday.

Edmond Robinson
The Cardinals promoted Robinson from their practice squad Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Robinson has resided on the Jets' injured reserve list for most of the season before he was released a week ago. It's believed that Robinson has fully recovered from the groin issue that resulted in his extended shutdown, so he should be available for the Cardinals in a depth role at linebacker Week 17 against the Seahawks.

Patrick Peterson
Peterson said he was evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Giants but avoided the league's concussion protocol, ESPN NFL Nation's Josh Weinfuss reports.

Peterson can generally be taken at his word on this, but his availability for Week 17 perhaps shouldn't be taken for granted at the moment -- that he was evaluated for a concussion might make his symptoms worth monitoring in the upcoming days. For now, though, the belief is that he suffered no injury.

John Wetzel
Wetzel (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wetzel was a surprise appearance on the injury report this week, but his injury won't keep him from starting at right tackle Sunday.

D.J. Humphries
The Cardinals officially placed Humphries (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Humphries suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks. He will now set his sights on a 2018 return.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
A.Q. Shipley
Shipley (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley was a limited participant in this week's practices, but he'll slot back into his starting center position Sunday.

Tyvon Branch
Branch (knee) will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

Branch landed a two-year deal with the Cardinals in March of 2016, but his susceptibility to injury forced IR stays in both campaigns. In 2016, he dealt with a groin tear and had to accept a $2 million paycut in order to return to Arizona this past season. Prior to tearing his ACL in Week 10, Branch was among the Cards' leading tacklers with 69 stops. On the latter occasion, rookie safety Budda Baker emerged as a force in a stacked secondary, so it wouldn't surprise if general manager Steve Keim lets the 31-year-old Branch search for employment elsewhere in the offseason.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
J.J. Nelson
Nelson reeled in 29 of 61 passes for 508 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games during the 2017 season.

Nelson upheld his stature as a hit-or-miss option, with far more of the latter than former in his third NFL campaign. As of Week 5, he had two touchdowns and two games with at least 80 yards receiving. Over the final 11 contests, though, he didn't reach the end zone once, had no more than two catches in a given game, and was held below 46 yards in every outing. No matter, his ability to rip off yards in big chunks helped Nelson reach 500 yards through the air for a second consecutive year. Nelson is one of three Cardinals wide receivers under contract next season -- also, Larry Fitzgerald and Chad Williams -- meaning the pecking order at the position will be in flux until the offseason program begins in earnest in April and May.

Carson Palmer
Palmer announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

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.

Elijhaa Penny
Penny accrued 31 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns along with four catches (on six targets) for 38 yards in 16 games with the Cardinals in 2017.

Primarily a special-teams contributor for most of the season, Penny become more involved in the offense after Adrian Peterson injured his neck in Week 13. From that point forward, he earned 67 of his 96 offensive snaps for the year, during which he recorded all but one of his rushes and receptions apiece. Working behind veritable workhorse Kerwynn Williams, Penny was used as a short-yardage specialist, yet he still averaged 4.0 YPC in his first stint as a pro. Penny is an exclusive-rights free agent in the offseason, so if the Cardinals opt to offer him a tender, he'll likely have to earn his way onto the 53-man roster with David Johnson (wrist) and 2017 fifth-round pick T.J. Logan (wrist) back to full health and Williams likely around due to his passable spell as the lead runner.

Mike Iupati
The Cardinals placed Iupati (triceps) on injured reserve Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

This move comes as no surprise, as head coach Bruce Arians announced Friday that Iupati would need to undergo surgery on his elbow to repair a bone spur. It was quite the turn of events, as the guard indicated a few days earlier that there was "100 percent chance" he would start this week. The injury is expected to keep him sidelined roughly eight weeks, which is around the time he will be eligible to return from IR.

Triceps - Injured Reserve
Jarell Carter
No Updates
Ricky Seals-Jones
Seals-Jones was spotted in a walking boot following Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Even though the specificity and severity of the injury remains unclear, the Cardinals' season came to an end Sunday, which allows for plenty of healing time for Seals-Jones. The 22-year-old ends his rookie season with 201 yards and three touchdowns.

Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kareem Martin
Martin had 24 tackles (18 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

Martin started 10 games this season, in large part due to starter Markus Golden suffering a torn ACL in Week 4. The 25-year-old set a career-high in tackles and will enter 2018 as an unrestricted free agent.

Earl Watford
Watford (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Watford will be ready to slot back into his position at right guard Sunday.

Blaine Gabbert
Gabbert will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Following the retirements of quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals are starting from scratch from a scheme standpoint, which will be dictated by whoever GM Steve Keim brings in to replace Arians. As such, the quarterback room will have a different look from 2017, with Arians' favorite and unrestricted free agent Drew Stanton (torn ACL) almost certainly out of the picture. Gabbert could be in the same boat after an uninspiring run as Arizona's starting QB for five games this season. Overall, he completed just 55.6 percent of his throws for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns versus six interceptions. The 28-year-old will learn of his fate at some point in the coming months.

Will Holden
No Updates
Vontarrius Dora
Dora's strong practice on Friday led to a start in Saturday's scrimmage, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Veteran pickup Kasim Edebali has gotten most of the attention ever since starter Shane Ray went down with a wrist injury. Dora, however, showed flashes as an undrafted free agent last year, notching two sacks in the 2016 preseason. No matter who starts Week 1 opposite Miller, Dora or Edebali, they'll likely tumble down the depth chart as Ray and Shaq Barrett will be due back early in the season. Still, a strong showing through the preseason and early part of the season could lead to sustained snaps later on.

Drew Stanton
Stanton (knee) won't require offseason surgery to address a torn ACL in his knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The quarterback clarified Monday that he's dealing with a bone bruise rather than an ACL injury, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site.

Cardinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald had previously posted Sunday on his personal Twitter account after Arizona's 26-24 victory over the Seahawks that Stanton had started the final two games of the season with a torn ACL. While Stanton offered more definitive word on the nature of his injury, Rapoport's report adds that the signal caller had been playing through a chronic ACL issue for years, with the final ligament having snapped after he got over the bone bruise. Because of the lack of stability to the knee caused by playing without an ACL, medical professionals usually advise against forgoing surgery, but it sounds as though Stanton is willing to accept the risk due to his status as a pocket passer rather than a quarterback that relies on mobility and change of direction. Stanton will become a free agent this summer and will look to land a backup role somewhere.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kerwynn Williams
Williams ended the 2017 season with 120 carries for 426 yards and one touchdown. He also tacked on 10 receptions (on 15 targets) for 93 yards.

Aside from TDs, Williams set career bests in sheer output on both the ground and as a receiver. The expanded workload was made possible by injuries to both David Johnson (wrist) and Adrian Peterson (neck). The latter set the stage for Williams' late-season run, which included at least 16 rushes in five consecutive games to close out the campaign. His YPC during that stretch (3.9) was acceptable enough and likely will spur the Cardinals to re-sign the unrestricted free-agent-to-be this offseason to serve as depth behind Johnson in 2018 and beyond.

Jonathan Moxey
No Updates
Evan Boehm
No Updates
David Johnson
In a podcast interview, Johnson said his wrist is healed and his strength and full range of motion are returning, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

A good sign for the highly-touted running back as he heads into the offseason, looking to put the injury-riddled 2017 campaign behind him. Although the reports say the wrist if fully healed, the injury is still something to keep an eye on heading into offseason workouts.

Wrist - Injured Reserve
Chandler Jones
Jones compiled an NFL-high 17 sacks in 16 games during the 2017 season.

Upon joining the Cardinals in 2016, Jones (11 sacks) combined with Markus Golden (12.5) to spur a pass-rush resurgence, guiding the team to a league-leading 48 by the end of the campaign. One of ensuing benefits was a five-year, $83 million contract in the offseason, but Jones lost his running mate Week 4 of this season, when Golden suffered a torn ACL. From that point forward, Jones was a one-man show, failing to fell an opposing QB in a given game just twice in 12 chances. Over the last five years, he's established himself as one of the NFL's premier pass rushers with double-digit sacks in four of them.

Karlos Dansby
Dansby paced the Cardinals with 95 tackles (74 solo) during the 2017 season.

The tackle output was the lowest for a 16-game slate in Dansby's 14-year career, but the 36-year-old was due for some regression at some point. In the process, he broke his streak of pro-rated campaigns with 100 tackles at 10, signifying that he hasn't fallen too far from his peak. He supplemented his line with one sack, one interception and one fumble recovery, the fifth time he's achieved the feat. As an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Dansby's age could force the Cardinals to look elsewhere at inside linebacker, but he should be good for a significant number of stops wherever he lands.

Xavier Williams
Williams had 20 tackles (16 solo), one forced fumble and a half-sack in 11 games with the Cardinals in 2017.

Williams held a reserve role in Arizona's defensive line rotation throughout the season and earned one start. The 25-year-old enters 2018 as a restricted free agent for the Cardinals.

Matt Barkley
Barkley has signed with the Cardinals.

Barkley gives the Cardinals some added QB depth, with Carson Palmer (arm) on IR and current starter Drew Stanton dealing with a knee sprain. In any case, he's also behind Blaine Gabbert on the team's depth chart, so game action is not imminent for Barkley in his return to the team.

Andy Lee
The Cardinals signed Lee to their roster Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

After 11 seasons with the Niners, Lee spent his previous two with both the Browns and Panthers. He failed to win the punting battle with the Bengals during training camp, but the Cardinals were in need at the position. The veteran will now begin his 14th season in Arizona.

Aaron Brewer
The Cardinals activated Brewer (wrist) from injured reserve Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Brewer, who fractured his wrist in early October, had been practicing with the Cardinals for about a week after the team designated him as one of two players eligible to return from IR this season. He should immediately settle back in as the team's long snapper during Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Rudy Ford
Ford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Ford has missed the last two games with the knee injury, and the issue will end up being a season-ending one. Ford did not play a single defensive snap his rookie season, with all of his use coming exclusively on special teams.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Budda Baker
Baker accrued 74 tackles (58 solo), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack in 16 games during the 2017 season.

Primarily a stud special teamer for the first half of his rookie campaign, Baker was pressed into action Week 9 after strong safety Tyvon Branch suffered a torn ACL. Baker parlayed a nine-tackle performance in that game into a starting gig thereafter, a seven-game span in which he racked up 50 tackles. Due to his nose for the ball and the Cardinals' propensity to deploy five or more defensive backs on most plays, the 2017 second-round pick will have a regular spot in the secondary for the foreseeable future.

Jared Veldheer
Veldheer (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Veldheer suffered a cracked ankle in Sunday's win over the Titans in what was another costly injury to the Cardinals' offensive line. With Veldheer now officially done for the rest of the season, Arizona will have to use rookie Will Holden at left tackle.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
C.J. Goodwin
Goodwin was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official website reports.

Goodwin was waived by the Falcons earlier in the week. He has recorded eight tackles (seven solo) across 12 games this season. The 27-year-old will presumably provide depth at cornerback for the Cardinals.

Jermaine Gresham
Gresham suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals' season ended Sunday, but this injury to Gresham will likely carry over into the 2018 season. He finished this past season with 298 yards and two touchdowns, and still has three years remaining on his current contract.

Achilles - Doubtful for the start of training camp
Antoine Bethea
Bethea (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians announced earlier Tuesday that Bethea came out of Sunday's win over the Giants with a torn pectoral muscle, so the safety's move to IR was fully expected. Bethea's absence for the season finale against the Seahawks leaves Harlan Miller as the only backup behind starting safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Budda Baker.

Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Alex Boone
Boone exited Sunday's 26-24 win over the Seahawks with a calf injury, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

Earl Watford stepped in at left guard in Boone's absence. Boone will have plenty of time to heal up with the Cardinals' 2017 season now over.

Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp
Earl Okine
Okine was waived by the Lions on Friday, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

If Okine clears waivers, he'll then be eligible to sign elsewhere.

Khalif Barnes
Barnes signed a contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals brought in the veteran Barnes after placing Jared Veldheer (ankle) on injured reserve. Barnes, 35, spent time with the Saints during the preseason but was released prior to Week 1. Rookie Will Holden is likely to start at left tackle in Veldheer's absence, making Barnes a reserve option on the line.

Ifeanyi Momah
Momah (ankle) was officially placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals on Monday.

The Cardinals have deemed the injury a "cracked ankle" and as a "broken leg" since Momah sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but his 2017 has come to a close regardless. Ricky Seals-Jones will step in as the No. 3 tight end for Arizona unless the team opts to bring in a free agent.

Leg - Injured Reserve
John Brown
Brown gathered in 21 of 55 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games during the 2017 campaign.

For the second year in a row, Brown contended with health concerns, but his sickle-cell trait eventually took a back seat to a turf-toe injury. Among his six games missed in 2017, the latter issue forced four consecutive absences from Weeks 12 through 15. When he was on the field, Brown was unable to build a rapport with any of the Cardinals' signal callers, whether it was Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton (knee) or Blaine Gabbert. As evidence, Brown posted career lows in catch rate (38.2 percent) and yards per target (5.4), marks that are barely passable for an NFL wide receiver. As an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, a lack of sustained health and drastic downturn in production could relegate him to a mere prove-it deal next season.

Jaron Brown
Brown notched 31 catches (on 69 targets) for 477 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games during the 2017 season.

Brown took advantage of a receiving corps plagued by injuries and inconsistency, setting career highs across the board in the process. In particular, fellow wideout John Brown missed six games due to a combination of complications with his sickle-cell trait and a turf-toe issue, while J.J. Nelson didn't have more than two receptions in a game after Week 5. The preceding helped Brown nearly match the offensive snap count from his first four years as a pro combined - 737, versus 709 in 2017. Question marks abound at his position with only Larry Fitzgerald, Nelson and Chad Williams under contract next season, so Jaron Brown seems like a decent bet to land back in the Arizona desert as an unrestricted free agent.

Haason Reddick
Reddick injured his foot and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Giants, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

He had recorded one solo tackle prior to the injury. Kareem Martin will fill in at linebacker.

Josh Bynes
Bynes (ankle) finished the 2017 season with 36 tackles (31 solo), two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception in 14 games for the Cardinals.

Bynes put together a solid two-game stretch in Weeks 12 and 13 with 17 tackles (16 solo), but failed to garner a significant defensive role through most of the season. The 28-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals last spring and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Robert Nkemdiche
Nkemdiche recorded 11 tackles (4 solo) and one forced fumble in 12 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

Nkemdiche's sophomore season was marred by injury issues again, and he managed to record a tackle in only six of the 12 games he appeared in. The 2016 first-round pick has played in only 17 games across his first two seasons in the NFL.

Josh Mauro
Mauro (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Mauro was listed as questionable and had played through the injury in recent weeks, but is unable to give it a go Sunday. Thankfully for the Cardinals, defensive tackle Corey Peters (ankle) is active, with Olsen Pierre and Robert Nkemdiche likely to see increased snap counts with Mauro sidelined.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Troy Niklas
Niklas posted 11 receptions (on 23 targets) for 132 yards and one touchdown in 15 games during the 2017 season.

Selected in the second round of the 2014 draft, Niklas has been snake-bitten throughout four years in the NFL, almost entirely on the injury front. Entering this season, he was active in just 26 of a possible 48 games, but relative health (for him) resulted in 15 more appearances in 2017. Niklas rarely made an impact as a pass catcher, though, so whoever heads the new coaching staff may decided to move on, especially with tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Ricky Seals-Jones, a 2017 undrafted rookie, under contract through at least the upcoming campaign.