Cardinals won’t make hasty decisions regarding free agency

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Kliff Kingsbury and Steve Keim
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Kliff Kingsbury and Steve Keim /

Other than talking about Josh Rosen, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim talked free agency on Wednesday

Plenty of people are talking about what Steve Keim said about quarterback Josh Rosen on Wednesday.  However there are other things about the Arizona Cardinals to talk about, such as free agency.

Keim said the Cardinals would need to be patient when it comes to re-building the roster.  They do currently have approximately $40 million available.

Free agency starts on March 13th.  Until then, they can only sign their own free agents or players that get released from current rosters.  The Cardinals have already jumped on that wagon a few times in February, signing cornerback Robert Alford, tight end Charles Clay, and linebacker Brooks Reed.

Keim hinted at not looking at making big splashes early in free agency.  He has found free agents all the way into the start of training camp in the past.

That is all fine and dandy but this may be a case of not waiting too long for the right player to come around, especially is they want to win sooner rather than later.  Certainly the Cardinals should be careful how they spend money so they can take care of multiple needs but at the same time, they need to do their homework now.

They know who the free agents are.  Yes, some others could become available if released and they should save some room for those situations.  However right now they know they need offensive linemen.  They know they need receivers.

They need to go get the guys they want.  They should already know the guys they don’t want.  So if that’s true, then spend but spend wisely.

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They will have their own guys to consider re-signing.  Who knows what they will do there?  However they should consider their own guys and take care of the guys they want to keep, then go after those they want to target.