Three Cardinals whose stock rose Thursday

With cuts looming hours away, at least 22 players are wondering if they’ll have a job by time Saturday night rolls around.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has been firm that five or six players were fighting for spots on the roster Thursday night.

Here are three Cardinals whose stock rose Thursday night:

  • Walt Powell, WR: With 140 return yards and a catch on third down in the fourth quarter that Powell turned into a first down, I think he landed himself a job on the roster. Arizona has been flirting with keeping five or six receivers, but always left the door open by saying that someone contributing on special teams would make the team. Powell is that guy.

  • Teddy Williams, CB: The last cornerback spot came down to Williams and Bryan McCann but Williams broke up a couple passes Thursday night and used his size – 6-foot-1, 207 pounds – to make his presence felt. He established last season he can play gunner and his transition from receiver to corner should help him make the roster.

  • Glenn Carson, LB: While a long shot to make the team, Carson had 10 tackles Thursday night – eight of which were solo – and he missed a huge interception by inches. He’s put enough on tape this preseason to get a good look from another team, but if he can slide through waivers, he might find himself on the Cardinals' practice squad.