Arizona Cardinals trim roster to 53

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

Tempe, AZ –The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has released the following 18 players:
 
Cornerback CREZDON BUTLER
Linebacker ANTONIO COLEMAN
Safety BLAKE GIDEON
Linebacker CLARK HAGGANS
Guard RUSS HOCHSTEIN
Defensive tackle RICKY LUMPKIN
Linebacker COLIN PARKER
Cornerback LARRY PARKER
Wide receiver DEMARCO SAMPSON
Tight end STEVE SKELTON
Running back ALFONSO SMITH
Linebacker QUAN STURDIVANT
Defensive end RONALD TALLEY
Defensive end EVERRETTE THOMPSON
Tight end MARTELL WEBB
Center SCOTT WEDIGE
Wide receiver ISAIAH WILLIAMS
Tackle D.J. YOUNG
 
In addition, the team has also placed quarterback RICHARD BARTEL (shoulder) and running back JAVARRIS JAMES (knee) on injured reserve and waived-injured linebacker BRANDON WILLIAMS (shoulder) and wide receiver STEPHEN WILLIAMS (achilles).
 
These moves leave the Cardinals roster at 53 which all teams were required to reach by 6 p.m. on Friday.