First Round of Cardinals Training Camp Cuts Revealed
As the first week of the 2021 NFL preseason is in the books, teams have begun cutting down their training camp roster. Each team needs to be at 85 players by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. and
Cardinals Training Camp News
The Arizona Cardinals activated four players off of the COVID-19 list on Monday, and cut four players as a result.
Cardinals Training Camp Cuts
The four players who the Cardinals cut on Monday are as follows:
- Fourth-year running back Ito Smith
- Fourth-year defensive tackle Darius Kilgo
- 2020 undrafted wideouts JoJo Ward and Aleva Hifo
Out of the released names, Smith's is the most notable one. The 25-year-old was signed by the Cardinals on Aug. 7 in hopes that he could be the team's third-string running back.
However, 2020 seventh-round selection Eno Benjamin has been turning heads throughout training camp and may have stolen Smith's spot after rushing for 50 yards and a touchdown on five attempts in Sunday's preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Ward and Hifo barely made an impact during Arizona's first preseason game and were expendable after having yet to play a regular season contest. Kilgo, meanwhile, hasn't played a meaningful NFL game since 2018 after spending the last few seasons on various practice squads.
NFL Cut Down Dates 2021
Here's the full list of when cuts will need to be made during the preseason.
Teams will trim down to 80 players on Aug. 24, and down to 53 players on Aug. 31.
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