The biggest news Friday probably wasn’t any of the cuts but instead coach Ken Whisenhunt’s optimism that safety Adrian Wilson, rehabbed torn bicep and all, will play in the season opener against Carolina.
“Unless there is any kind of setback, yeah, I feel pretty good about (him playing),” Whisenhunt said. “But we will get an opportunity to see. Adrian, obviously, has been practicing (limited).”
Whisenhunt also said cornerback Michael Adams (knee surgery) should also be back for the Panthers game. “We’ll get a chance to see Michael do some stuff this week and you feel good where they are,” Whisenhunt added. “Hopefully we’ll have a good sense of that later in the week.”
Friday’s roster moves seemed to show that confidence. The Cardinals have just eight defensive backs on the roster right now, including Wilson and Adams. That will change, probably — remember, Whiz said the roster is in pencil right now — and I could see a new guy brought in. But Wilson has said all along he expected to play in the opener. (Matt Ware, who was released Friday, did tell me the door wasn’t closed for him here. I could see them going back to him later in the season if injuries created a need.)
That’ll be a nice boost to the defense. And an interesting welcome waiting for Cam Newton.
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