The Arizona Cardinals bid farewell to many players on Friday when they made their final cuts to get their roster down to the required 53 players. While these players are no longer a member of the Arizona Cardinals, at least three have found homes with other NFL teams.
Cornerback Crezdon Butler was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins to finish off their 53-man roster. Butler has the physical tools for the NFL, but was lost in the numbers game at his position in Arizona. The Cardinals claimed him off waivers last year after he was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He never really got to show what he can do, as he was lost for the season with an ankle injury in his first game action.
Offensive tackle D.J. Young, who spent almost all of the 2011 season on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad, has found his way to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. He confirmed this via his own Twitter feed. The Eagles tried to sign him off the Cards' practice squad at the end of last season. The Cardinals countered by placing him on the active roster.
Undoubtedly there will be more former Cardinals to make it with other teams. These are just the first.
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