Sept. 27, 2009; Glendale, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

Cardinals Lose Out on Reggie Wayne, Stay Mostly Quiet on First Day of Free Agency


The Arizona Cardinals may have been pretty quiet on day one of free agency, but that doesn’t mean a thing.  Fact is, a lot of teams were doing things behind the scenes and will still make huge a huge splash into the free agency pool.  The Cards, as expected, did release offensive tackle Levi Brown to save cap space.  A couple of guys the Cards could have targeted landed with other teams on Tuesday.

The Cardinals lost out on wide receiver Reggie Wayne.  Wayne, widely speculated to be included in some sort of package deal with Peyton Manning, re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday evening.  Personally, I like the move for Wayne.  It allows him to work with Andrew Luck and get paid.  He had come out earlier in the day and said he wasn’t going to necessarily go where Peyton did, and now we know why.

The Cards also missed out on free agent receiver Pierre Garcon.  He signed with the Washington Redskins.  A good move for the Skins, as they also got wide receiver Josh Morgan as well.  Now the presumed number two pick, quarterback Robert Griffin III, will have experienced receivers on each side of the ball to throw to.  Not a bad day, although I think the Skins may have overpaid for Garcon.  It is what it is. There are still a great number of free agents out there, at receiver and other need positions for the Cards.  A lot is happening quick, so stay tuned.

 

Tags: Andrew Luck Arizona Cardinals Indianapolis Colts Josh Morgan Levi Brown Peyton Manning Pierre Garcon Reggie Wayne Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins

  • peytontoaz

    Wayne would have likely been asking too much. It would have helped peytons decision, but he’s probably looking at upgrades to the line moreso what WR’s we sign. Get a tackle (Jared Gaither, etc) and a Guard (we are working out a good one in Jake Scott) then a wideout. Wait for Manning.