Keith back as starter, Marshall fills in
Brandon Keith (Getty)
Brandon Keith (Getty)

Posted Oct 24, 2011


RT Brandon Keith was back in the starting lineup and CB Richard Marshall took snaps at free safety in place of the injured Kerry Rhodes.

LINEUP WATCH: Right tackle Brandon Keith was back in the starting lineup after losing his job for a week. Keith has been battling knee problems this season, and his performance hasn't been good, either. He lost the job, briefly as it turns out, to Jeremy Bridges. Coaches apparently determined that Bridges was no better and put Keith back in the lineup. The Cardinals have been high on Keith since drafting him in the seventh round in 2008, but he hasn't lived up to expectations, partly because of injuries. He's played under the restricted tender this year, so he needs a productive year to get a long-term deal in 2012.

TRENDING: With free safety Kerry Rhodes out due to a broken foot, the Cardinals are compensating with some different looks. Cornerback Richard Marshall played safety in some packages against the Steelers. Marshall also played cornerback in nickel packages. Rashad Johnson is the regular starter in place of Rhodes. Cornerback Michael Adams also received more playing time in nickel and dime packages.



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