Arizona Cardinals: Free agent possibilities for 2017


The Arizona Cardinals reportedly will not have much salary cap room so here’s a few free agents that shouldn’t break the bank

With so many of their own players set to hit the market, the Arizona Cardinals may not have alot of cash left to spend elsewhere. Managing the salary cap will be more tricky than ever for their management team in 2017. Here are some potential free agents who could possibly be had for a reasonable price.

CB Terence Newman- Sure, Newman is 38 years old. But the guy can still play, and the age factor could work in Arizona’s favor. He almost certainly will be signing a one-year deal for mid-range money.

ILB Perry Riley- There’s a chance incumbent starter Kevin Minter could be allowed to skip out the door. Riley didn’t flash in Oakland last year, but had three excellent campaigns for the Washington Redskins from 2012-14. He could come in as a solid, yet affordable replacement.

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G John Jerry- The talented, mammoth Jerry started all 16 games for the New York Giants at right guard last season. While playing for the Miami Dolphins in 2014, he was included in the “Wells Report”, accused of bullying and harassing former teammate Jonathan Martin. The incident may have been the reason his expiring contract was so reasonable for New York (the deal averaged only 1,650,000 a season).

TE Jacob Tamme- The 32-year old’s career has been a roller-coaster ride. He was playing well for the Atlanta Falcons last year before hurting his shoulder. Tamme may have to settle for a lesser contract and prove his shoulder has healed (the injury caused him to have his first surgery in nine campaigns).

WR Kendall Wright- Wright has under-performed in his five years with the Tennessee Titans. But until this past year, the Titan’s quarterback play has been nothing to write home about. Cards’ QB Carson Palmer could bring out the best in the 27-year old, potentially giving Arizona alot of bang for their bucks for signing him.

DT Domata Peko- Peko has been a solid defensive lineman for years. Although still serviceable, his play did drop off a bit in ’15 and ’16. But with both Calais Campbell and Frostee Rucker about to embark on free agency, Peko would be a decent reinforcement if one or both were to leave.