5 Most Irreplaceable Arizona Cardinals Players Heading Into 2014

5 Most Irreplaceable Arizona Cardinals Players Heading Into 2014

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There are players on every NFL roster who the team can't afford to lose, and the Arizona Cardinals are no different. With several players on the roster who simply can't be replaced, the team can only hope that these players can stay on the field.

That said, here are the Cardinals’ five most irreplaceable players heading into 2014.

5. WR Larry Fitzgerald

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5. WR Larry Fitzgerald

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Although he doesn't put up mind-boggling statistics like he used to, Larry Fitzgerald is still a crucial piece in Arizona’s offense. Fitzgerald is a handful for opposing defenses to cover, and he creates opportunities for his teammates that wouldn’t be available if he wasn't on the field.

4. LT Jared Veldheer

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4. LT Jared Veldheer

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Despite the fact he has yet to suit up for the Arizona Cardinals, LT Jared Veldheer remains one of the team’s most irreplaceable players. Veldheer is a pro bowl-caliber lineman when he’s healthy, and he is the only guy who can fix Arizona’s left tackle situation.

3. NT Dan Williams

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3. NT Dan Williams

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He’s not a big name player by any stretch of the imagination, but Dan Williams is extremely important to the Cardinals’ defense. Williams is a great run-stuffer, and he has developed into the type of player who needs to be on the field at all times.

2. QB Carson Palmer

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2. QB Carson Palmer

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It’s not so much that Carson Palmer is so good that Cardinals’ can't afford to lose him, it’s more like the alternatives to Palmer are just so much worse in comparison. He’s not flashy, but at least Palmer is an adequate NFL starter.

1. CB Patrick Peterson

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1. CB Patrick Peterson

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Arguably the best cornerback in the NFL today, Patrick Peterson is one of the best, most versatile players in football. On his way to becoming a shutdown corner, Peterson is the single most irreplaceable player on the Cardinals’ roster right now.


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