The Arizona Cardinals are seeking some assistance at the wide receiver position just hours before the regular season opener
Not long ago, the Arizona Cardinals were the proud owners of one of the most dynamic wide receiver groups in the NFL. Mainstay Larry Fitzgerald led a talented contingent that also consisted of Michael Floyd, John Brown and Jaron Brown. Unfortunately, that batch of pass-catchers has basically been dismantled, leaving Fitzgerald as it’s sole survivor.
Arizona is now counting on some inexperienced candidates to make quarterback Sam Bradford‘s life easier. Starting across from Fitzgerald will be second-year player Chad Williams, who has a total of three receptions on his resume. Third on the depth chart is Christian Kirk, a rookie out of Texas A&M University, who’s next catch will be his first as a professional.
J.J. Nelson, a fifth-round draft pick in 2015, does have 74 receptions and 11 total touchdowns to his credit. The 26-year old’s slight size (5’10”,160), however, puts a limit on how much he can actually contribute to the squad. Undrafted rookie free agent Trent Sherfield, who beat out veterans Brice Butler and Greg Little to make the team, rounds out the receivers room.
It looks as if the Cards’ front office may be itching to add a reinforcement. According to reports, the club has worked out Corey Coleman, a former first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. There’s also a tryout scheduled for Braxton Miller, who was a surprise cut of the Houston Texans last week.
There are other other free agents still available, as well. Dez Bryant, released by the Dallas Cowboys back in April, is the biggest name left on the market. Others seeking employment include Jeremy Maclin, Kendall Wright and Breshad Perriman.
There’s a “Help Wanted” sign hanging down at Cardinals headquarters at the present moment. Out-of-work wide receivers are soliciting the team for work. Perhaps a signing is imminent.