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.