The Cardinals will have to turn to the draft to replenish their roster after taking some hits from free agency and retirement.
Derek Anderson, QB – Anderson has valuable starting experience. If Matt Leinart struggles, Anderson will get a chance to push for playing time.
Rex Hadnot, OL – He’s capable of challenging for a starting job at center or guard.
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Jay Feely, K – He’ll replace Neil Rackers.
Paris Lenon, LB – He’ll compete for the vacancy that was left when Kalos Dansby signed with the Dolphins.
Joey Porter, LB – It will be interesting to see how many snaps he plays in each game. He probably would be best used in a situational role, but the Cardinals don’t appear to have anyone else who could start as of now.
Kerry Rhodes, FS – Rhodes will replace Antrel Rolle. Rhodes may be in a better scheme for his talents than he was in with the Jets.
Trumaine McBride, CB – He figures to challenge for a job in a dime role.
Herana-Daze Jones, S – He’ll see most of his playing time on special teams — if he winds up making the team.
Kurt Warner, QB – His retirement promotes Leinart to starting quarterback.
Brian St. Pierre, QB – There have been reports that he will re-sign with the team. If he does, he would handle the No. 3 role.
Bryan Robinson, DT – The veteran defensive lineman’s versatility should help him land a job in early August.
Justin Green, FB – He actually hasn’t played since the 2007 season.
Dan Kreider, FB – The veteran fullback figures to find a job by the start of training camps. The Cardinals don’t appear to have a viable replacement for him.
Anquan Boldin, WR – Steve Breaston will replace him in the starting lineup.
Jerheme Urban, WR – He found a new home with the Kansas City Chiefs. Urban’s role got severely reduced late last season after Early Doucet started to get more playing time.
Sean Morey, WR – The special teams ace found a new home with the Seattle Seahawks.
Mike Gandy, OT – Levi Brown is expected to move into his starting spot.
Neil Rackers, K – He’ll compete for a job with the Houston Texans. Feely will replace him with the Cardinals.
Karlos Dansby, LB – Dansby chose to sign for big money with the Miami Dolphins. The Cardinals don’t have any viable replacements on the roster for his role.
Bertrand Berry, LB – He decided to retire.
Chike Okeafor, LB – He fits in with a team that runs a 3-4 defensive scheme.
Ralph Brown, CB – The veteran defensive back should find a dime role with a team closer to the start of training camps.
Antrel Rolle, S – They’ll replace him with Rhodes.
Right Tackle – Levi Brown is expected to move to LT this season, leaving the right tackle job open.
Inside Linebacker – With Dansby moving on, the team must replace him in this draft.
Cornerback – The Cardinals badly need a veteran nickel back. So many teams will use three-receiver sets, so it’s essential to have three good cornerbacks. It remains to be seen if second-year CB Greg Toler is ready for the role. He only played in six percent of the defensive snaps last season.