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Arizona Cardinals’ Chandler Catanzaro Wins Kicker Competition

August 26th, 2014 at 5:10 AM
By Steve Smith

We have a decision – rookie Chandler Catanzaro has won the Arizona Cardinals kicker competition over Jay Feely.

The 38-year-old Feely was one of 12 players cut by the Red Birds yesterday. We'll see if he can land with another NFL team.

Catanzaro made all four of his field goal attempts during the preseason. The University of Clemson product also displayed excellent power and distance on kickoffs as well.

Feely made 1-of-2 field goal attempts, missing a 48-yarder against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Elsewhere, quarterback Ryan Lindley was also released, to no one's surprise. That means rookie Logan Thomas will be the third-string quarterback on the roster behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton.

Veteran tackle Max Starks was also let go. Starks was hampered by an ankle injury and fell behind Bradley Sowell on the depth chart the last few weeks.

The ten other players that were cut yesterday were:

LB Keenan Clayton

– LB JoJo Dickson

– C Tom Draheim

– WR Reggie Dunn

– LB Derrell Johnson

– S Orhian Johnson

– WR Kevin Ozier

– DT Justin Renfrow

– CB Brandon Sermons

– RB Damien Thigpen

The Cardinals are now at the 75-man roster limit required for this week. Opening day rosters have 53 players.

**Rookie QB Logan Thomas is expected to play the entire game against the San Diego Chargers in the preseason finale on Thursday. All of Arizona's regular starters are expected to sit.

**Linebacker Kevin Minter practiced yesterday and is expected to play in the preseason finale. In addition, guard Jonathan Cooper (toe), safety Tyrann Mathieu (knee) and nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu (knee) all practiced yesterday. Head coach Bruce Arians has stated that all four players would have to play at least some in order to compete in the regular season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 8.

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Carson Palmer, Chandler Catanzaro, Drew Stanton, Football, Jay Feely, Kevin Minter, Logan Thomas, NFL, Ryan Lindley

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