Cards make final three moves

Posted by Darren Urban on August 31, 2010 – 2:56 pm

The Cardinals have made their final three roster moves today to get down to the mandated 75-man limit, and none are unexpected. Fullback Nehemiah Broughton (knee) was moved to injured reserve, ending his season. Linebacker O’Brien Schofield (knee) was moved to the injured/non-football list, which basically has the same rules as the physically-unable-to-perform list — he must sit the first six games, and then the Cards have until the ninth game to decide to put him on the active roster or move him to IR. Finally, the team waived/injured wide receiver Darren Mougey, who broke his hand last week in practice.

The Cardinals have to go from 75 to 53 players this weekend in getting ready for the regular season.

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41 Responses to “Cards make final three moves”

  1. By MikeV on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Looking forward to your speculation on the 22 other cuts. I’m sure hoping we keep Max Hall/John Skelton, both. Going to be interesting.

  2. By mike b on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    so does that mean we cut Mougey or does this mean we have interest in him still but we dont want him on IR so he can play later on in hte season?

  3. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    MikeB —

    I don’t expect Mougey will be back.

  4. By mike b on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    basically what I am asking is this could we infact put him on P.S when he is healed or is this goint to be a Dean Muhtadi thing where they may just let him go and probably won’t bring him back?

  5. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    MikeB —

    Probably won’t be back.

  6. By Frustrated on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t you think Mougey would have had a tough time making the 53 without being injured?

  7. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Frustrated —


  8. By Big Red on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Keep S. Williams and Komar on the roster for sure. They take away the pain of Q leaving to the Ravens, which is now my 2nd favorite team. GO BOLDEN!!!!!!!!

  9. By kauaicardsfan on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Is it unrealistic to keep 4 QB’s on your active roster? I know the 2 rookies have been performing pretty good, so good that if they get released or go to the practice squad another team will swoop them up for sure!
    I guess the question is can we afford the luxury of having 4 QB’s?

  10. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Kauai —

    I think it’s unlikely.

  11. By ChrisH479 on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren, i just read on PFT that the Cards are shopping Matt. Is there any truth to this?

  12. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    ChrisH —

    Glazer has good contacts.

  13. By Scott H on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Darren –

    I know you don’t have a crystal ball, but as the team goes from 75 down to 53, do you think there will be any real surprises? Yeah, we all know the QB thing is still up in the air, so never mind that position. i realize that even if you have any real gut feelings, it may not be appropriate for you to name names of guys you think could be gone in the next week. So, a simple yes will suffice – Do you think there will be any cuts that we ( the fans ) are probably NOT expecting?

  14. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Scott H —

    Surprises is a relative term. I will get to that in a blog tomorrow.

  15. By JoeVero on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Is there any weight to Jay Glazer’s statement about Cardinals shopping Matt Leinart? And if so, what do you think other teams would give for him, draft pick wise?

  16. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    JoeVero, Stuart —

    Glazer usually knows his stuff. Don’t know what teams might give up.

  17. By Stuart on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply


    So Jay Glazer on is reporting that the Cardinals have been contacting multiple teams through e-mail, telephone, ect….. Saying that they are interested in trading Lienart. Doesn’t say which teams or anything but homie put out a whole article about it. Honestly is there any truth to this story?

  18. By cody on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, is there any truth to the rumors that Matt is on the trading block?

  19. By Deveau on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply


    The Glaze has an article up saying ML is on the trading block, that several teams have heard from the organization. Any truth to this?

    Kind regards,


  20. By CaptainDune on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply


    This isn’t even remotely on subject, but here it is. On the Waiting For News update you put up recently today it says that the cardinals are not looking to trade Leinart. But Jay Glazer wrote a report for fox today saying that several teams around the league have confirmed that the cardinals have contacted them about this. Any insight here? Thanks

    The report can be found at

  21. By Don't Take Losses on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    So, are they looking for a player or a draft pick for ML?

  22. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t Take —

    If they trade him, it’d probably be for a pick.

  23. By aaaaudio on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    did you hear on local news tonight that the team is said to be shopping Leinart as quoted by foxsports?

  24. By cardsfan28 on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, will Lutui and Dan Williams be on the starting lineup on Thursday?

  25. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Cardsfan —

    They weren’t starting in Chicago so no. Whiz said the lineup remains the same.

  26. By mike b on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    thanks for answering my question with two of my favored players gone (Muthadi, Mougey) and their return is not likely but not out of the question, I have to rely on my only favored left Stevie Baggs.
    which brings me to this question, I see Baggs has put some pressure on the QB in the titans game are the coaches impressed with him? for your imput on if he will make the team i will wait till tomorrow. as always good work this is the worst time in the NFL potentially good players get cut.

  27. By Darren Urban on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    MIke B —

    Baggs is on the bubble right now.

  28. By Jesse Robles on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    I was totally wrong, man this is hilarious what is unfolding in front of us, such mad drama with the Cards. Never really had it this bad before, it was bad, but this is different. Im still very excited for the season and am really anxious to see who the “guy” is.

  29. By Jesse Robles on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    I feel bad for Matt, but at the same time, not as bad as I would feel if we were to lose to the 49ers TWICE AGAIN!! We got this, I believe in our Defense, crunch time baby, Im pumped for regular season!! WE DO THIS TOGETHER!!

  30. By Justin on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Darren – not sure the Cardinals strike gold on the waiver wire, but I’m shocked more isn’t being made about their frugal ways. Per salary information available on – link below – the Cards have parted ways with players responisble for 8 of highest 15 cap figures. Put another way, almost $52 million from their 2009 cap figure of $117 million is off the books, and outside of deals for Porter and Faneca (hardly monster contracts), hardly a fraction of that amount has been put back into the roster. Where is Dockett’s extension?!? Why no significant moves that could have set this team up for a deep run in a weak NFC division & conference?

    I can’t understand why no one is talking about this!!! I’m sick of hearing about the lockout, as plenty of other teams doled out the cabbage this offseason!

  31. By Justin on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    Link in post above for ’09 salary info got jacked up…here’s another copy:

  32. By tRiGiDy22 on Aug 31, 2010 | Reply


  33. By jbill on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    WHOOOOO!!!! Trade talks about moving Leinart, he’s is unwilling to throw the ball down the field and make plays. He thinks he is doing what they ask of him but that’s part of the problem. He is only doing what they ask of him, not a leader. Keep Hall and pick up another 3rd string QB because thats all Meinart is worth.

  34. By TBru on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    So Justin, how does being 8 out of 32 last year at 116 mil and being 8 out of 32 at 122 mil make them frugal? what are the Rams or the Bucs or any team lower than 8th for that matter. Pretty sure Anderson and Rhodes are getting paid not just Faneca and Porter. Of the teams that “doled out more cabbage” than the cards last year, only the Saints had a more successful season. Payroll alone does not make a team. I like the depth that the Cards have created. I would rather spread the money around and have depth than overpaying a few stars. Why would any team make a huge commitment right now, A) not knowing if they will even play next year and B) not knowing what the rules will be.

    Am I missing something?

  35. By Rick on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    Darren – Question… If DA goes out and doesn’t move the team and/or throws a pick and ML plays well and moves the team do you think there is any chance that ML becomes the starter agein? To be honest I think that ship has sailed but just curious what you think?

  36. By Darren Urban on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    Rick —

    Great question. The thing is, I’m not sure Anderson plays more than a series — not enough to sway the meter one way or another.

  37. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    Darren what do u think about that specific rule of the uncapped year that guarantees any rookie draft pick 85 percent of the first-year minimum salary of $310,000. after the Redskins cut Davis an saved 272,000 after he was traded from the Rams! Do u think the Cards would do the same with Scott??? if another big fullback gets cut?? An make the NFLPA go BONKERS

  38. By Darren Urban on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    Trigidy —

    With everything going on, I haven’t given that one thought.

  39. By Michelle on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    I really hope they keep Williams he is amazing! I also hope they keep skelton and Hall. They both have good potiential. I think Anderson can bring some good this season. Its looking like thats who made 1st string QB. I just hope he can work on throwing the ball behind our recievers. I noticed he does that alot! Thats interceptions waiting to happen. He really needs to work on that!

  40. By Justin on Sep 1, 2010 | Reply

    TBru, not arguing the Cards finally spent money the past few years, but having literally halved the payroll from last year, I an/was frustrated we hadn’t seen Dockett’s extension earlier or any use of those freed-up funds to fill big holes on this squad. Dockett got the extension he deserved today, but want to see that continue. The new stadium (and all the funding that drove it) was about having the finances to support a payroll in the top 1/3 of the league, so that better not change!

  41. By on Sep 2, 2010 | Reply

    MAX HALL!!!!

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