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Nate Potter | Tackle

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 295
College: Boise State
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Cardinals released OT Nate Potter (shoulder) with an injury settlement.
Potter struggled in pass protection this preseason, losing out to Bradley Sowell for Arizona's swing tackle job. He's now free to sign with any team. Sat, Aug 30, 2014 07:23:00 PM

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Cardinals OT Nate Potter lined up as the first-team right tackle during Thursday's OTAs practice.

The focus of Arizona's right tackle competition has been Bobby Massie and Bradley Sowell, but Potter seems to be in the discussion as well. "We’re going to keep throwing all three guys in there to see who comes out on top," coach Bruce Arians said. "Bobby’s done very well. Bradley is inconsistent. Nate is probably the smartest of the three. It’s just a matter of physically holding up."
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Cardinals OT Nate Potter saw playing time at left guard in Wednesday's practice.

With Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve, the Cardinals are giving Potter an extended look at guard. He has potential to be an upgrade over current starter Daryn Colledge.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Cardinals second-year OT Nate Potter packed on 10-12 pounds in the offseason.

Potter is listed at a svelte 6-foot-5, 300 on the Cardinals' official website, and he was knocked back too easily as an over-matched rookie last season. He gave up seven sacks across six starts down the stretch. Potter is reportedly in the mix to start this season, seeing "extensive" work at right tackle at OTAs.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 08:53:00 PM

Cardinals second-year OL Nate Potter has played "extensively" at right tackle during OTA practices.

The Cardinals prefer current RT Bobby Massie at guard and appear to be creating a competition. A 2012 seventh-round pick, Potter is a long, lean (6'5/295) lineman capable of putting heat on Massie and/or kicking to guard in a pinch.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 05:33:00 PM

The Cardinals are considering moving OT Nate Potter to guard.

A seventh-round pick last spring, Potter ended up playing extensive snaps at left tackle, but struggled mightily. He was never going to stick on the blindside. Potter could end up a super-sub along the Cardinals' in-progress offensive line if he impresses new coach Bruce Arians.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:32:00 AM

Cardinals LT Nate Potter (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game versus the 49ers.

Potter will be replaced in the starting lineup by turnstile D'Anthony Batiste. It's great news for 49ers OLB Aldon Smith who is chasing the single-season sack record. The rest of the Arizona inactives are WRs Early Doucet and LaRon Byrd, QB John Skelton, FB Anthony Sherman, OL Mike Gibson, and DE Ronald Talley.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 03:11:00 PM

Cardinals LT Nate Potter (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's regular season finale against the 49ers.

It's the same injury Potter played through last week when he allowed three sacks to Julius Peppers. If the Cardinals are forced to start D'Anthony Batiste at left tackle, it would give Aldon Smith the best possible matchup he could have to overtake J.J. Watt for the NFL sack lead and put him in position to break Michael Strahan's all-time record. Potter hasn't missed a game since being promoted to the starting lineup in Week 11 and is capable of playing on limited practice.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 07:33:00 PM

The Cardinals have allowed just over two sacks per game since rookie Nate Potter replaced D'Anthony Batiste at left tackle on Nov. 18.

They had been averaging a laughable 6.5 sacks per game prior to the change. Changes to the blocking schemes have helped, along with major improvement from rookie RT Bobby Massie. Potter will get a stiff test from Julius Peppers this weekend.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 08:56:00 AM

Cardinals rookie OT Nate Potter opened the Week 11 practice week as the team's starting left tackle.

Potter supplanted D'Anthony Batiste on the blind side midway through Week 9 against the Packers and performed okay, which is better than they were getting from Batiste. Arizona used the Week 10 bye to make the change. Potter was the No. 221 pick in last April's NFL Draft out of Boise State. He's listed at a svelte 6-foot-6, 300 pounds. Potter will see a lot of Atlanta's John Abraham on Sunday.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 08:50:00 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt was "very impressed" with LT Nate Potter after the rookie took over for a benched D'Anthony Batiste in Week 9.

"I think it was a good time to make that switch with him in there," said Whiz, "and based on what I saw off the tape, it merits moving forward." Potter acknowledged that he graded out "decent, not good" in the film room. Standards are awfully low on Arizona's offensive line.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 05:22:00 PM

The Cardinals are considering an expanded role for seventh-round rookie LT Nate Potter.

Potter has been active for just two games and is being used as a strict backup to D'Anthony Batiste. With the Cardinals' offensive line struggles, it's possible he could become a candidate for the starting job. Batiste has graded out as Pro Football Focus' worst left tackle in the NFL this season.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 07:52:00 PM

Cardinals signed seventh-round OT Nate Potter to a four-year contract.

Potter was popularly "mocked" to the draft's mid-rounds, but NFL teams had questions about his lack of strength and arm length coming out of Boise State. With enough athleticism, though, he's a long-term project for Arizona.
Thu, May 17, 2012 03:16:00 PM

Cardinals selected Boise State OT Nate Potter with the No. 221 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Potter would appear to have ideal size for left tackle at 6-foot-6, 303 with nearly 35-inch arms, but NFL scouts never loved him and there were medical concerns stemming from a back injury. Potter started 42 games at Boise, 37 of them on the left side in front of southpaw Kellen Moore. Potter might have a chance if he gets stronger or moves to guard. He could also be a practice squad candidate.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 06:00:00 PM

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