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Cardinals Special Teams unit analysis

K Phil Dawson, P Andy Lee, LS Aaron Brewer, KOR T.J. Logan, PR Christian Kirk.

The Cardinals will have one of the oldest kicking tandems in the league this year in the 43-year-old Dawson and Lee, who turns 36 in August. It doesn't mean they aren't fully capable of still producing at a high level, however. Last year, Dawson tied a career-high with eight missed field goals, but he also tied a career-high by making 32 of them. He connected on four field goals from 50 yards or farther. Lee, meanwhile, is a three-time Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro who ranks eighth all-time in punts downed inside the 20-yard line (372). He had 29 of them a year ago, which was tied for the seventh-most in the league. It's the Cardinals' return game that could be injected with a real jolt in 2018. Logan and Kirk have real speed and deception as returners and both are young and only figure to get better.

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