When you add one player, you must remove another as the Arizona Cardinals did this week with the addition of Jamar Taylor
Marcus Williams, it was nice knowing you. This week the Arizona Cardinals released the cornerback just one month after signing the free agent.
When the Cardinals traded with the Cleveland Browns for cornerback Jamar Taylor last weekend, someone in that cornerback room was going to have to go. There were eight of them in the room.
It is a little surprising to see that guy be Williams however. He signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals back on April 19th. Just over a month later and he is gone.
The Cardinals gave up just a sixth-round pick for Taylor but they must have felt he was a better option than Williams. Which of course begs the question, what happened in practice or what didn’t happen for the team to give up so quickly?
Williams came over from the Houston Texans. He had just one interception though in 2017 but it was off Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Taylor had 10 passes defensed last season with the Browns. He did not have any interceptions. However he had three interceptions in 2016. He had 13 passes defensed in 2016 overall.
Williams didn’t have the experience that Taylor had for sure. Williams came off the bench. Taylor was a starter with the Browns.
Taylor is expected to be the starter now opposite Patrick Peterson. The question is, are they set on their depth at the position? I would think not.
Bené Benwikere and Brandon Williams appear to be the first backups but let’s also not forget Chris Campbell, the rookie from Penn State the Cardinals drafted in April. It should be a fun competition in camp.
For now though, Taylor and Peterson seem to be the guys. Let’s hope the Cardinals know what they are doing here. There are many who still don’t understand why the Cardinals are holding onto Brandon Williams.