Derek Anderson/QB - Anderson has valuable starting experience. If Matt
Leinart struggles, Anderson will get a chance to push for playing time.
Rex Hadnot/OL - He's capable of challenging for a starting job at center
Jay Feely/K - He'll replace Rackers.
Paris Lenon/LB - He'll compete for the vacancy that was left when Dansby
signed with the Dolphins.
Joey Porter/LB - It will be interesting to see how many snaps he plays in
each game. He probably would be best used in a situational role, but the
Cardinals don't appear to have anyone else who could start as of now.
Kerry Rhodes/FS - Rhodes will replace Rolle. Rhodes may be in a better
scheme for his talents than he was in with the Jets.
Trumaine McBride/CB - He figures to challenge for a job in a dime role.
Herana-Daze Jones/S - He'll see most of his playing time on special
teams--if he winds up making the team.
Brian St. Pierre/QB - There have been reports that he will re-sign with
the team. If he does, he would handle the No. 3 role.
Bryan Robinson/DT - The veteran defensive lineman's versatility should
help him land a job early August.
Justin Green/FB - He actually hasn't played since the 2007 season.
Dan Kreider/FB - The veteran fullback figures to find a job by the start
of training camps. The Cardinals don't appear to have a viable replacement for
Anquan Boldin/WR - Steve Breaston will replace him in the starting
Jerheme Urban/WR - He found a new home with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Urban's role got severely reduced late last season after Early Doucet started to
get more playing time.
Sean Morey/WR - The special teams ace found a new home with the Seattle
Mike Gandy/OT - Levi Brown is expected to move into his starting spot.
Neil Rackers/K - He'll compete for a job with the Houston Texans. Feely
will replace him with the Cardinals.
Karlos Dansby/LB - Dansby chose to sign for big money with the Miami
Dolphins. The Cardinals don't have any viable replacements on the roster for his
Bertrand Berry/LB - He decided to retire.
Chike Okeafor/LB - He fits in with a team that runs a 3-4 defensive
Ralph Brown/CB - The veteran defensive back should find a dime role with
a team closer to the start of training camps.
Antrel Rolle/S - They'll replace him with Rhodes.
Pre-Draft Team Needs
Right Tackle - Levi Brown is expected to move to LT this season, leaving the
right tackle job open.
Inside Linebacker - With Dansby moving on, the team must replace him in this
Cornerback - The Cardinals badly need a veteran nickel back. So many teams will
use three-receiver sets, so it's essential to have three good cornerbacks. It
remains to be seen if second-year CB Greg Toler is ready for the role. He only
played in six percent of the defensive snaps last season.
Other Issues to Address
Outside Linebacker Depth
Wide Receiver Depth
Left Tackle Depth