Brian Kotloff
Saturday September 14th, 2013

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Arizona selected cornerback Jamell Fleming out of Oklahoma with the 80th overall pick in last year's draft. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals will release cornerback Jamell Fleming, their third-round pick in last year's draft, on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting.

Fleming was on the team's inactive list last week after being buried on its depth chart. The Oklahoma product played in 15 games last season, including three starts, making 24 tackles and a pass defensed while serving primarily as a nickel corner.

The Cardinals started 26-year-old veteran Jerraud Powers, a free-agent pickup from the Indianapolis Colts, opposite young star Patrick Peterson in last Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Newly acquired defensive backs Antoine Cason and Javier Arenas served as the backup corners, with 2012 sixth-round pick Justin Bethel beating out Fleming for the fifth and final spot.

FARRAR: Previewing every Week 2 game KING: Seattle’s ready for the 49ers’ deception game

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.