3 Cardinals Fighting For Their Jobs in Friday's Preseason Game

Larry Rupp
Three Arizona Cardinals fighting for their jobs in Friday's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Three Arizona Cardinals fighting for their jobs in Friday's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals will look to win their second consecutive preseason game when they match up against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night. Of course, the NFL preseason is all about giving the unproven athletes on the roster a chance to show what they're made of in game action.

This will be a great opportunity for head coach Kliff Kingsbury to see what some of his players are all about. With that being said, here are three Cardinals fighting for their jobs in Friday night's game.

1. Chris Streveler, Quarterback

Chris Streveler was the Cardinals' backup quarterback behind Kyler Murray last season, but the team went out and signed veteran Colt McCoy this past offseason. This may be one of the last times Streveler can make a case for himself and should see a majority of the offensive snaps tonight. Last week, the 26-year-old completed 12 of his 24 pass attempts for 107 yards. Kingsbury has been optimistic about the future potential Streveler has. Now would be the best time to show it as he is fighting to be the No. 2 signal-caller.

2. Josh Jones, Offensive Line

The Cardinals' offensive line has gone down with some injuries as of late. Both Justin Murray and Brian Winters remain sidelined, which opens the door for Josh Jones to take on increased reps. The 2020 third-round pick started at right guard last week and stayed in for a career-high 26 offensive snaps. He has been playing with the first-team offense in practice and is now set to take on a tough test facing the Chiefs' defensive line. Jones could lock down a starting role given he can impress the coaching staff.

3. Greg Dortch, Wide Receiver

By no means is Greg Dortch going to push for playing time at wide receiver this season. However, his impact on special teams could earn him a roster spot come Week 1. The 23-year-old was signed by Arizona just three weeks ago and played well enough against the Dallas Cowboys to stick around. The kick/punt returner role is reportedly down to just Dortch and rookie WR Rondale Moore at this point. The Cardinals would benefit from having a speedy return man capable of making a big play or two and Dortch is pushing to be that guy.

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