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Mizzou’s Sean Weatherspoon out, Markus Golden to play for Cardinals vs. Chiefs

Markus Golden is now with the Arizona Cardinals.
Markus Golden is now with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chiefs, with four Missouri Tigers on the roster, didn’t corner the market on former Mizzou players.

The Arizona Cardinals’ Sean Weatherspoon, a former All-Big 12 linebacker, was listed as a starter at inside linebacker, but he pulled a hamstring on the first day of camp and was not expected to play Saturday vs. the Chiefs. Weatherspoon spent his first five NFL seasons with the Falcons before signing a one-year, $3.85 million contract with the Cardinals.

Markus Golden, Arizona’s second-round draft selection after playing on two Missouri SEC Eastern Division title teams, was listed third at outside linebacker.

Cardinals’ third-team nose tackle Xavier Williams played at Grandview High and is an undrafted free agent from Northern Iowa.

Also suiting up for the Cardinals: Former Pittsburg State wide receiver John Brown, who had a breakout 2014 with an NFL record four game-winning touchdown receptions, and Gannon Sinclair, a rookie free against tight end from Missouri State.

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