Hitting the reset button
The Arizona Cardinals had to hit reset after an embarrassing 3-13 season. So far we know they did that by bringing in fresh veteran faces, but they also have done a good job of getting rid of some of their own.
These types of cuts are typical after a year finishing with the top pick. Whether it be a way to save money, improve the product on the field, or reset a locker room, cuts were expected.
While former Cardinals Antoine Bethea, Jermaine Gresham, and Josh Bynes were once productive playing in front of the Red Sea, those days may be behind them due to regression, age, or injury (in some cases it’s all three). But instead of playing out their contracts, Keim decided to cut ties with all three in an obvious rebuild off-season.
In total, Keim has cut five players since the start of January (Armbrister, Bynes Bethea, Glennon, Gresham). With the addition of 14 free agents and 10 draft picks, the Arizona Cardinals should look like a very different team in 2019. Factoring in the coaching staff overhaul and the addition of a shotgun based offense further will continue the reset from the Steve Wilks era.