Arizona Cardinals should look at keeping Humphries
The offensive linemen will get a long look from the Arizona Cardinals this week at the NFL Scouting Combine
At the risk of repeating myself and what many others have said, the Arizona Cardinals offensive line needs help, big time. They will have a few carryovers from last season but depth is needed across the line.
One of the guys that should stay is D.J. Humphries. Sure, I understand why some suggest that he not be retained. He’s missed more games than played in over the last four seasons.
Last season was supposed to be a turnaround but injuries came about again. He’s played in just 14 games over the last two seasons.
What the Cardinals need is not only depth, but continuity. They also need some veteran leadership. Humphries brings that to the table.
He’s also versatile as we learned over the last couple of seasons. He can play right and left tackle. He is worth the risk of he stays healthy.
Humphries started out as a left tackle but then injury caused him to miss time and return as a right tackle. He plays well at each position.
This week the Cardinals will be looking at many offensive linemen, mostly tackles and guards. The one area the Cardinals seem to have locked down is center with Mason Cole and a returning A.Q. Shipley.
Shipley missed all of the 2018 season thanks to an early exit from training camp, the team’s annual scrimmage to be more specific. The Cardinals didn’t wait long to extend his contract in order to show their support for him.
As for Humphries, if they do decide to move on, it will be understandable. However if he is healthy, and knowing that is a big if, then there is no reason a healthy D.J. Humphries can’t return to the team.