Arizona Cardinals can still find decent receivers
The Arizona Cardinals should still be in the market to build depth at receiver
When news broke that the Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday, naturally Arizona Cardinals fans started asking should they go after him. The media also had speculation.
It is only natural to do so since the overwhelming opinion is the Cardinals still have plenty of work to do in building their receiving core. They’ve only added one receiver through free agency so far in Brice Butler.
Bryant is likely not going to fit in the Cardinals plans because of money. However that does not mean they still shouldn’t at least try.
That said, there are still a number of decent options on the open market. They aren’t number one receiver material, at least not yet, but they still should be considered.
Markus Wheaton should be given a look. He recently played with the Chicago Bears after three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wheaton is a local product who played at Chandler High School.
There is also Eli Rogers. He has spent the last three seasons with the Steelers. Rogers fell behind a deep group of receivers in Pittsburgh, thus leading him to remain a free agent and not re-signed by the Steelers.
Another guy that should be given a look is Eric Decker. He has moved around a bit but he certainly could help. He is only 31-years old. He played for the Tennessee Titans in 2017 after three years with the New York Jets and his first three years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos.
One more guy the Cardinals should consider is Jeremy Maclin. After starting his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, he spent two years with the Kansas City Chiefs and 2017 with the Baltimore Ravens. He will turn 30 in May.
The Cardinals could be looking at these guys already for all we know. Of course the issue will be money. It is well documented how the Cardinals are cash strapped when it comes to trying to get bigger names and talent to come to Arizona.