As each day gets closer to the NFL regular season, there’s less time to figure out a certain problem for the Arizona Cardinals.

The cornerback room lost a key starter in Malcolm Butler after being placed on the Reserved/Retired list for personal reasons.

This leaves a defensive back room filled with inexperience with Marco Wilson, Byron Murphy, Tay Gowan and Robert Alford, who hasn’t seen the field since 2018. Many talking-heads will question general manager Steve Keim’s thinking with the CB room. Yes, Keim could’ve drafted better and yes, he could’ve found more depth earlier on.

But Butler’s decision came out of left field. The Cardinals haven’t officially announced it, but NFL reporter Aaron Wilson says Arizona signed CB Rasul Douglas to the practice squad on September 1.


While Douglas could land on the 53-man roster, Arizona has a chance to find a better player who could be on the market. Now is the time for a decision to be made.