Arizona Cardinals host another former Falcon
The Arizona Cardinals hosted a former Atlanta Falcons player on Monday
The joke used to be the Arizona Cardinals were Pittsburgh Steelers west. They would sign or at least look at whatever former Steelers players they could.
That is no longer the case. The team replacing them is the Atlanta Falcons. The Cardinals got two of them quickly once they were released by the Falcons in February.
Cornerback Robert Alford and linebacker Brooks Reed were quickly swiped up off waivers by the Cardinals within days of being released. Both were very good pickups.
We know Alford will be a starter, especially given the status of Patrick Peterson. Reed may have some work to do against what has turned into a decent linebacking core this offseason.
The Cardinals are now reportedly hosting former Falcons defensive tackle Terrell McClain. He is mainly a backup but still a guy that can produce when called upon.
He had 17 tackles and one sack in five starts in 2018. The defensive line continues to be a fluid situation for the Cardinals.
This is likely to be the norm for the Cardinals from now up until the regular season starts. This is also general manager Steve Keim’s way. He is continuously looking for the next man up.
People get tired of hearing it but that’s just how he is. You can’t fault any general manager is always hoping to find a diamond in the rough.
We’ll see if anything comes of the McClain visit. He has played for the Carolina Panthers, his first NFL team, the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Falcons.
He was mainly a starter in 2011 with the Panthers and the Cowboys in 2016. His 2016 season with the Cowboys was by far his more productive. He had 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks in starting all 15 games he played in.