Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster projection suggests increased role for James Conner

With Chase Edmonds leaving in free agency, James Conner, above, should be the focal point of the running backs for the Cardinals. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals open the 2022 NFL regular season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 11 at State Farm Stadium.

There'll be some new faces after an offseason that saw a few high-profile exits. Marquise Brown complements a receiving corps that is deeper than it was last year but won't feature DeAndre Hopkins for the first six weeks while he serves a suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy.

There will be a handful of position battles at camp -- one of which could be center if Rodney Hudson doesn't play in 2022. Arizona will try to build a roster that can make amends for another late-season collapse and a loss to the Los Angeles Rams in their wild-card playoff game.

Here's a 53-man roster projection heading into the summer break:

QUARTERBACK (2): Kyler Murray, Colt McCoy

Will Kyler Murray be at training camp? That's the big question heading into the offseason. Will he be the Week 1 starter? Yes.