Are the Cardinals Done Making Moves?


Dec 10, 2012; Foxborough, MA USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (85) catches a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals surprised all of us when they added veterans John Abraham and Eric Winston just before training camp began. This should be the last of the significant moves the front office makes, as the team tries to build chemistry going into the season. However, injuries are part of the game and according to Sports Illustrated these are the best free agents available if someone were to get injured.
Dallas Clark
Clark had his best years catching passes from Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. Just like Manning, Clark changed teams and played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, and wasn’t as productive as years past. While he played in all 16 games, he only managed 47 receptions, 435 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Taking a look a Clark may be an option as backup tight end Jeff King has been injured, and the talented Rob Housler could learn from a veteran like Clark.
Brandon Lloyd
Lloyd had a productive year with the Patriots last year, but there were rumors of him being a bad locker room guy. The Cardinals are set with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and Andre Roberts, but are still looking for a fourth and fifth receiver. The option of Lloyd is far-fetched as he would probably want too much money for a fourth receiver, but he is the most talented wide receiver on the current market.
Richard Seymour
Seymour is one of the best defensive tackles in the league. While he has lost a step and doesn’t get to the quarterback as much as he used to, he is very good against the run. The Cardinals dodged a bullet when earlier this week DT Dan Williams went down with a leg injury that appears to be minor. If Williams’s injury lingers or gets worse, taking a look at Seymour would be a great option if the price is right.
Kerry Rhodes
Rhodes and the Cardinals ended their relationship this offseason when the team asked him to restructure his deal and he refused. The Cardinals needed cap space and were forced to cut him. There are probably hard feelings, but the fact is if Yeremiah Bell or Rashad Johnson were to get injured, there isn’t a lot of experience behind them. Rhodes is the most talented safety on the market and could come back if he has realized he is not worth as much as he thought.