As expected, the last two Cardinals to be released — rookie linebacker Quan Sturdivant and defensive end Ronald Talley — were brought back Tuesday and signed to the practice squad. That fills out the eight-man unit, and likely locks down the Cards’ top 61 (53-man roster plus practice squad) until after the game against Carolina.
Sturdivant is the only member of the 2011 draft class that didn’t make the team (running back Ryan Williams is on injured reserve). The Cards still have hopes he can develop, but he, out of the entire rookie class, was the hardest hit by the lockout and the inability to have an offseason with coaches. Right now, the Cards have stuck with veteran Reggie Walker as
their main a top reserve inside linebacker. (I probably should clarify. Obviously Stewart Bradley is the top reserve inside, but since I figure he will get a chunk of playing time in the rotation, I don’t see him as a reserve per se.)
Tags: Quan Sturdivant, Reggie Walker, Ronald Talley
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