Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer
A couple things of note from the Cardinals' depth chart for their first preseason game, the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 3:
- DT Josh Mauro was listed as a starter with the base defense. Mauro's snaps were expected to increase this season since he re-signed after the departure of Calais Campbell.
- Justin Bethel was listed as the starting right cornerback, ahead of Brandon Williams. This is not surprising considering how well Bethel has practiced thus far.
- Antoine Bethea was listed as the starting SS in base, ahead of Tyvon Branch. Branch had been playing SS with the first-team defense with Bethea coming in as the nickel safety.
- J.J. Nelson was listed as the kick returner while Patrick Peterson was listed as the punt returner.
- Incumbent punter Matt Wile was listed ahead of Richie Leone, who's challenging him for his job.