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Roster move for Halapio on a quiet Friday

Posted by Darren Urban on June 5, 2015 – 1:44 pm

The Cardinals made a roster move on the back of the depth chart Friday ahead of next week’s minicamp, releasing tackle Tavon Rooks and signing guard Jon Halapio. Halapio was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2014 before being released in the final roster cuts. He spent time on the Broncos’ practice squad late last season and was with Denver until he was cut in May.

The Cards have 15 total offensive linemen on the 90-man roster. Minicamp begins Tuesday.


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16 Responses to “Roster move for Halapio on a quiet Friday”

  1. By jeffgollin on Jun 5, 2015 | Reply

    Mr. Keim continues to be freakin’ relentless.

  2. By azdesertrat1953 on Jun 5, 2015 | Reply

    Steve Keim is not giving up on this O-Line at all.
    I Love it.
    After so many Years of having an O-Line that most times was just So-So, Steve Keim in the past three years has put one together that is so full of talent it is scary and it just may last for Many More Years to come.

    Heck the whole Dang Team has gotten so much better 90% of us Fans expect the Cards to be in the SB this year and it is Not just wishful thinking.

    GO CARDS!!!

  3. By Richard L on Jun 6, 2015 | Reply

    Turning up the heat on Cooper.

  4. By mtizzle on Jun 6, 2015 | Reply

    yep, just need a healthy QB now…

  5. By Joshua SepĂşlveda on Jun 6, 2015 | Reply

    Arizona has always been a team that is constantly overlooked for both talent and fans. Steve Kiem and Coach Arians have worked diligently to bring the best talent to Arizona and it showed with last years team with men like Staton and of course Fitz. It is not wishful thinking that “this is our year” because as long as the team works hard and everyone stays healthy there is no reason why it couldn’t. Just Gata keep an extra eye on those Patriots when we play them.
    Being a Cardinals fan is more than being there for the good times but through the thick and thin of the upsets and big wins. Here’s to a hopeful big year for our boys in Red and White.

  6. By Eric G on Jun 6, 2015 | Reply

    Darren,

    Sorry if you’ve reported on this recently, but how is Zatudil doing with his injuries?

  7. By Darren Urban on Jun 7, 2015 | Reply

    Eric G —

    RE: Zastudil

    He is doing well.

  8. By rod on Jun 6, 2015 | Reply

    I was a little shocked with the DJ Humphreys draft but I get it now, Keim is taking care of something we’ve all complained about for years and he will not be denied!!

  9. By jwoodaz on Jun 6, 2015 | Reply

    Let us see him in Cardinal Red please..

  10. By rod on Jun 7, 2015 | Reply

    We also need to give mad props to Michael Bidwill for making this franchise what it is!!

  11. By Berdj J. Rassam on Jun 7, 2015 | Reply

    This is an interesting move for a guy cut by both the Pats and Broncos – either the Cards see something those 2 teams don’t, or maybe the Cards are desperate for more depth at his position.

  12. By Scott H on Jun 8, 2015 | Reply

    NOT related to this, but….man, I’m looking at the off-season the 49ers are having, with all the departures via either FA or retirement and I can’t help wondering what Darnell Dockett is thinking NOW. What he may have thought he was getting into was probably just a bit different ( kinda like Bob Ueker saying JUUUUUUST a bit outside🙂 ) than what it has become.

  13. By Scott H on Jun 8, 2015 | Reply

    Just a random thought….but I feel it starting to sink in now, the truly significant losses we’ve had on defense this off-season. The losses of Cromartie, Dan Williams, Larry Foote, and Todd Bowles are huge, individually and collectively. And even though Dockett wasn’t on the field last year, I’m sure he was still acting as a leader. Pair that with the leadership that Cro, Foote, and ( obviously ) Bowles were providing, and….we took tremendous hits in both the talent AND leadership departments. Never a good thing, never easily overcome.

    I’ll wait and see how this comes together and who steps up. But at the moment, I feel like more went out the door than what came in.

    And it is for this reason that I REALLY hope Washington will be back on the field for this team this year. I understand the strong feelings that some may have about Washington, THE PERSON. But anyone who thinks we don’t need Washington, THE PLAYER, is fooling themselves.

    We do. As good as the D was last year, imagine how much better they COULD have been with Washington. And his absence was clearly more noticeable later in the year when guys were so worn down and the tackling really dropped off.

    With the departures we’ve had, I REALLY hope Washington will end up being an addition for 2015.

  14. By Andy Kw on Jun 8, 2015 | Reply

    Troy Niklas is going to breakout this season. He provides a huge boost to the run & pass block. He is a huge upgrade over John Carlson. Niklas is fast for a TE and is a built blocker. Y’all watch out.

    What I like about our Tight Ends is this:
    -Troy Niklas has speed & is the best blocking TE on the roster
    -Darren Fells is another big TE that has ascending blocking ability.
    -Ifeanyi Momah is fast and versatile. Can play both TE/WR.
    -Gerald Christian is purely a blocking TE but hard to tackle.

    Yeah the NFL says we don’t utilize our TEs as much as other teams but expect a lot of short yardage TDs to our TEs.
    -I can easily see Carson Palmer throwing 4000+ yards and 30+ TDs. TE Troy Niklas might have 50 catches for 600yds 10TDs, maybe a Pro Bowl season.

  15. By Coach K on Jun 8, 2015 | Reply

    I love these Poly island boys. Tough. Athletic. and BIG! Go Keim

  16. By clssylssy on Jun 9, 2015 | Reply

    Congratulations Scott, while perceived negative thoughts (sometimes the reality of the situation) are not encouraged here, I am a big believer in being a little skeptical rather than being over confident and ill prepared. I know how you feel about NFL.com, and I share many of the same feelings, however, I found it extremely disconcerting that the Cards defense was rated 4th in the NFC West behind both the 9ers and the Rams for the very reasons you cited in your post.
    While I like some of the additions made by Keim in the offseason, they are still unproven commodities in our scheme, and the fact is, our new DC has zero experience anywhere as a coordinator which makes his situation entirely different from when Boyles replaced Horton. I believe our biggest loss was Todd Boyles and to expect anyone to step into his shoes immediately is unrealistic. But, again, congratulations for taking off the rose colored glasses and daring to question what just doesn’t add up!
    It seems the focus this season has been on offense while every other team in the league has been working to beef up their defenses, not any time for the Cards to be over confident! We need Washington back, the players want him back (they know him better than anyone on this blog) and hopefully a clearer picture that is a little more inspiring will be revealed as camps get underway.

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