Defensive snap counts, observations for Cardinals in preseason finale vs. Vikings

The Arizona Cardinals beat the Minnesota Vikings 18-17 on Saturday in their preseason finale on the road. They played 60 defensive snaps.

How was the playing time divided up?

The individual snap counts, divided by position group, is below with some takeaways.

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Defensive line

Kevin Strong, 30; Dante Stills, 28; Eric Banks, 28; Ben Stille, 17; Carlos Watkins, 14; Rashard Lawrence, 14; Jacob Slade

Strong played throughout the game. Watkins got 14 early and Lawrence’s 14 were late.

Outside linebacker

David Anenih, 40; Zach McCloud, 33; Cameron Thomas, 17; BJ Ojulari, 16

The Cardinals didn’t have many edge guys available to play. Ojulari played for the first time this preseason.

Inside linebacker

Kyle Soelle, 42; Krys Barnes, 34; Owen Pappoe, 26; Zeke Turner, 11

Soelle got a long look. He isn’t likely going to make the roster. Pappoe also played 15 snaps on special teams.


Bobby Price, 60; Christian Matthew, 34; Kris Boyd, 26; Nate Hairston, 25; Quavian White, 16

Hairston’s snaps came early. Boyd’s came late. Price played a ton and added 16 snaps on special teams.


Andre Chachere, 34; Jovante Moffatt, 34; Sean Chandler, 26; JuJu Hughes, 22; Kendell Brooks, 4

Everyone played about the same amount except for Brooks, a rookie.

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