Kerry Taylor released

Posted by Darren Urban on October 8, 2013 – 2:07 pm

The Cardinals made a roster move Tuesday, and decided to release wide receiver Kerry Taylor and promote wide receiver Brittan Golden from the practice squad. Taylor burst out in his first game, making three catches against the Lions in a game where Larry Fitzgerald couldn’t finish because of hamstring problems.(Taylor even got a game ball after that performance.) But he was inactive this past weekend. Bruce Arians was already trying to figure out how to get Andre Roberts back in the mix. Now, the Cards clearly want to see what Golden can do.

There are open spots on the practice squad now, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Cards put Taylor back on the practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.

The team also made practice squad moves at linebacker Tuesday, releasing Bruce Taylor and adding Orie Lemon. The Cards also released practice squad wide receiver Devon Wylie.


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25 Responses to “Kerry Taylor released”

  1. By Example on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    What!!!!! Why?????

  2. By JR on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    This makes no sense to me. They already know what Kerry Taylor can do – get open and catch passes. In fact I was wondering often in the Panthers game – where is Taylor – why isn’t he playing with the dismal performance of our offense?

  3. By Rob on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    It’s a surprise, but it shouldn’t come as a shock to anybody. Kerry Taylor is a good guy, hard worker, and home-town product. At the same time, his ceiling has already been clearly defined in his time in the NFL. He doesn’t have much of an upside, but it’s tough to see him go because of his hard working mentality. I assume the coaches want to see what Brittan Golden can bring to the table in terms of a higher ceiling and greater potential.

  4. By clssylssy on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Brittan Golden…never heard of him…LOL! It seems that this is an odd time to see what a wideout “can bring” when we are hip deep in them and this is not a priority to fixing our offense. Kerry Taylor has come through for the Cards when we needed him and is repaided with a pink slip?. UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Perhaps, BA & the boys should be finding some TE talent and doing something about fixing the offense other than playing musical wideouts. Good luck Kerry, thanks for your service to the Cards. I’m sure Taylor will get picked up and have a better opportunity elsewhere.

  5. By Justin on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    This is completely BS! Why would they release someone who had such an explosive game? Not to mention he is a local.

  6. By Zzzoinks.. on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Cards are not just saying “bye bye..” He’ll be on the practice squad.. And who knows..?? Maybe Detroit will pick him up off of waviers before he gets there.. They’re hurting .. AND they saw first hand what he’s capable of..

  7. By Paul Liccardi on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t get this, of course it does not surprise me,look at what andre ellington has done with his little bit of playing time, but we continue to stick with the undependable, fumble prone mendenhall, just because he had a few good games in Pittsburgh coach is in love with him and for what reason i have not seen anything so far.

  8. By LG on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    I hope they sign him back. don’t give a man a game ball then let him go 3 weeks later. keep your head up Kerry Taylor.

  9. By Dino on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Never heard of this Brittan Golden but I know he ain’t got nothing on K.Taylor! This is a huge mistake AGAIN!! First we let go of The Hyphen then William Powell then Rhodes then O’Brian Schofield then K.Taylor-WHO’S NEXT??!!! COME ON YOU GUYS!!! THIS CARDINAL FAN IS NOT HAPPY,NOT HAPPY AT ALL! 🙁

  10. By dannydommy on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    I still don’t understand why we released Charles Hawkins (our leading receiver during the preseason). If it was because of his size, then how come the smallish Brittan?

  11. By Steve on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Best of luck to Kerry Taylor, I hope he makes it back to our practice squad but if not, I’m sure he still has a good career ahead of him somewhere.

  12. By wonderingwhy on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Why would they say Levi is a top notch lineman? Nothing the cardinals do make any sense.

  13. By rob on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Great coaches get the most from their players. So what does the release of a good player signal? Wonder why the hard worker got a game ball and made great catches 3 weeks ago and now the starters don’t run the right routes making Palmer look like pooh. Looks to me like Taylor was sacrificed because he had the misfortune of showing up the stars. Never forget that most times if an NFL quarterback throws an interception directly to the defensive player it is because a receiver didn’t run the route correctly. If Arians isn’t benching Palmer it’s probably because he should be benching someone else and he’s not talking about it.

  14. By G Witt on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    I certainly don’t understand this stupid move. BA should be looking at improving our QB play first!! It looked like Taylor was one of our better receivers, plus being a local product, & had the fans behind him. I hope we sign him to the practice squad & don’t lose him to another team.

  15. By Chuck 1 on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply

    Justin (and others who favor “local” players),

    I don’t care if Taylor was born on the Cards’ field’s 50 yard line.
    “Local” doesn’t mean he deserves a place on the team.

  16. By Fogey on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    And *local* does not mean he should automatically be pooped on, either.

    Taylor’s demonstrated performance is/was worth more than drawing another Card from a worn deck – pardon the pun.
    The grass isn’t always greener, as some of our failed hires have shown.

    As was said above, it is pure lack of class to give a guy a game ball, sit him on the bench, then cut him. If this is Ariens’ doing, then my opinion of him just hit the crapper. If Keim’s, ditto. Why churn for the sake of it? I can see a change if Taylor had sucked, but this is stupid. We should be building a cohesive unit, not playing musical chairs with the team. How does that build stability?

    Seems to me there are more than enough unexpected team losses to injury without adding more new/old blood during the season, and for for no good reason.

    I bet Kerry gets claimed and we regret it down the road.

  17. By adrian on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    Its okay, look this just gives Golden a chance to show if hes a talent or not. Kerry will still be with the tea on the Practice Squad. If Golden can’t produce, they will easily be able to bring Kerry back up. Its a great chance to see if they have a star receiver as the 5th string. We know what Kerry can do, but he is sadly at his climax. His value will also drop with tie starting this year

  18. By Francisco Gonzalez on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    Por favor llamenlo de nuevo es una gran receptor y se le ve futuro, creo que en el partido que jugo hizo mucho mas que Roberts, entiendan que su sueño era jugar para nosotros los CARDINALES! uno persona que ama el juego y que aparte juega para el equipo que ama se imaginan el desepeño que lograra llamenlo no nos lo vayan a quitar. porfavor! somo sus fans y nosotros vemos cada partido cada jugada ,talvez no somos coach pero como personas que estan afuera estamos viendo quien hace el trabajo y quien no. GO CARDS!

    pd. elijan a un Qb en el siguiente draft un novato talvez nos venga bien!

  19. By Nick on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    Why release someone who has basically caught every pass except for one during preseason, who’s one of the hardest workers, and was given a game ball! I doubt Kerry Taylor will be free for long since other teams know what he can do. Plus it’s nice to have a “local” player that I went to highschool with play for the cardinals.

  20. By Rich Groff on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    The coaches obviously see MUCH MORE than we do as fans …..they see the every day practices which includes the practice squad and they know the players. It’s time we as fans SHUT UP and rely on the coaches to make this call as to who plays, who waits and who is cut. I’m looking forward to seeing Brittan Golden…if he’s anything like Golden Tate it will be awesome!! Go Cards take it to the Seahawks at our Nest!!

  21. By monzz on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    Wow BA sniffed out the problem that has been holding down our offense! Now our great allstar TE and probowler RB Mendenhall who play like bush leaugers can relax, the pressure is off, you can play as medicore as you have been playing and no one will notice. (EXCEPT THE FANS) Our great offensive minded HC has struck again with his brilliance!!!!

    Wonder how long BA, Palmer, Housler, and Mendenhall will last with the Cardinals? I noticed the 77th sellout had a lot of empty seats and more will be coming! It appears BA is pig headed and will continue to play “his” key people on offense. Thank God the “defense” isn’t his baby or the team would really stink.

  22. By Roland on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    THIS IS BULLCRAP.I just hope i am wrong. After seeing K T at ASU and what he has done with the cards just does not sit well.

  23. By azdesertrat1953 on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    How much ST does he play? WR are a dime a dozen, but only the Very Good ones stay off of ST play, Cards have 3 WR’s that are not on ST. If you are a rookie 1st rounder, well then you don’t worry about ST. Lets see how much work Brittan Golden will get on ST and the offence.

    GO CARDS!!!

  24. By erik on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply

    Calm down everyone, they didn’t release Larry.

  25. By Dr K. on Oct 13, 2013 | Reply

    Brittan Golden comes from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. It’s a D2 school with a student count around 8100. Thet have been ranked high in the D2 polls over the last 8 years; going as high as #2 & is currently sitting at #4 by the website and Coaches Poll. Brittan has wheels & is a VERY intellegent person on & off the field. I hope he gets a few touches tommorrow.

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