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Cardinals' 2009 Ultimate Sleepers

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While a few relative unknowns emerged from the shadows a year ago, the Arizona Cardinals' success was dominated by the usual suspects. With another season on the horizon, the unheralded options could play a major role as the Cardinals defend as the reigning NFC champions. Brad Wilbricht predicts which players could outperform their expectations in 2009.

Although the Arizona Cardinals are in excellent shape at nearly every position, each year produces unsung heroes that rise from obscurity and become solid contributors. There are a handful of Cardinals that fit the bill this year including players on both sides of the ball. TE Dominique Byrd is one player that comes to mind after becoming the latest addition to an already crowded group of tight... Recommended Stories