For the second time in three weeks, the Arizona Cardinals could not come to terms with a free agent
This wasn’t exactly on the same level as a Michael Crabtree, the free agent recevier who tried out for the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago. However the team brought a defensive lineman in on Monday and again could not seal the deal.
Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald worked out for the Cardinals on Monday. He last played for the Oakland Raiders and has also played for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Cardinals are in need of veteran help on the defensive line with the release of Darius Philon last week. Philon was expected to be a starter.
McDonald is a little older at 32 but his experience sure would have been a huge help on a line now some are worried about. The Cardinals have inserted rookie Zach Allen as a starter alongside Rodney Gunter and Corey Peters.
You should remember the Crabtree debacle a couple of weeks ago when he worked out for the Cardinals. Several media outlets indicated he had signed with the team only to find out later he was offered a contract but the teams could not come to a deal.
So, what if players don’t come to a deal? We don’t know if there was a break down on the player’s side or the team’s side. The fact is, said player isn’t in a Cardinals uniform.
Once a guy doesn’t sign, then move on. The team does, so should we. Look, the Cardinals can’t sign every guy fans want them to. There is just simply not enough money to sign every top free agent on the market.
Before you start touting trades as well, remember it is rare for a player for player trade in the NFL. It’s is hard to fathom the Cardinals parting with many more picks in the near future at this point.
They will likely make some more moves before the regular season starts. Let’s just stay the course.