Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports that Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle, the team's first-round draft choice in 2005 (eighth overall), has lost his starting job. In 2006, Rolle racked up seven pass interference penalties - tied with Baltimore's Chris McAlister for tops in the league. He was also responsible for two of the more alarming tackles of the season - an uncalled horse-collar on Shaun Alexander in Week 2, and the move he made on KC's Larry Johnson in Week 5, when a beaten Rolle tried to bulldog Johnson by his facemask on a screen pass. Rolle has been flagged for two interference penalties this preseason, and his penchant for getting beaten deep continues. That sort of freelance behavior may have played under Dennis Green, but not so much for Ken Whisenhunt. Arizona's new head coach was not happy about his team's 10 penalties for 84 yards in a 33-20 loss to the Texans.
Roderick Hood and Eric Green will be Arizona's starting corners for now. Running backs and receivers, rejoice.