Cut Time

Cut Time

Cut time is no fun, but decisions have to be made as the Cardinals look to trim their roster down before this week's preseason tilt with the Chicago Bears. There was only one notable surprise among the cuts, and only one addition, as a fullback comes back from injury.

The Cardinals Monday cut six players, trimming their roster down with only one minor surprise among the list.

QB Jeff Otis never really had a shot at making the team unless Matt Leinart refused to sign altogether, and with Eric Edwards, Adam Bergen and rookie Leonard Pope all battling for the starting job at tight ends, Alex Shor and Andy Stokes were fighting an uphill battle to begin with. 

With the addition of tackle Brandon Gorin through a trade with the Patriots, Alex Stepanovich can concentrate solely on the center spot, paving the way for Kyle Schmitt to enter the free agent market, and wide receiver Damarius Bilbo, out of Georgia Tech, started to see his fortunes ball with the re-emergence this training camp of third wide receiver Bryant Johnson, and the surprising combo of Michael Spurlock and Todd Watkins.

The only real surprise of the cuts came when defensive end Garrett McIntyre was let go, despite the fact that Kenny King is still unable to get on the practice field, leaving converted linebacker and rookie A.J. Schable at number two on the depth chart.

The Cardinals also activated full back James Hodgins from the physically-unable-to-perform list.  Hodgins will challenge John Bronson for the right to back up starter Obafemi Ayanbadejo.

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