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Cardinals announce final cuts

The Arizona Cardinals reduced its roster to 53 on Friday after releasing 18 players.

Cornerbacks Crezdon Butler and Larry Parker, linebackers Antonio Coleman, Clark Haggans, Colin Parker and Quan Sturdivant, defensive ends Ronald Talley and Everrette Thompson and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin were among the casualties of the NFL's annual roster reduction.

Tight ends Steve Skelton, the brother of starting quarterback John Skelton, and Martell Webb, wide receivers Isiah Williams and Demarco Sampson, offensive tackle D.J. Young, center Scott Wedgie, guard Russ Hochstein, safety Blake Gideon and running back Alfonso Smith were also released Friday.

Additionally, Arizona placed quarterback Richard Bartel and running back Javarris James on inured reserved while linebacker Brandon Williams and wide receiver Stephen Williams were waived-injured.