The Arizona Cardinals cut one of their free agent pickups in the offseason
The inevitable has happened. The Arizona Cardinals have released receiver Kevin White. White, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, never really got going in training camp.
White had been out the past couple of weeks with a hamstring injury and was due to return. However the only real remaining hope the Cardinals had of keeping him was when it was announced on Monday rookie receiver Hakeem Butler fractured his hand.
Still, even then we speculated keeping him would be a long shot at best. The Cardinals still have seven other receivers currently on the roster that can make the 53-man regular season roster.
The move though adds to speculation the Cardinals may go looking on the outside for more receiving help. A couple of weeks ago they worked free agent Michael Crabtree out, however he failed to sign as the two sides could not come to a deal.
The move to release White today however was the best move for both sides. White was quite behind not playing in either preseason game. His injury history followed him to Arizona and it was something we were afraid would catch up to him here eventually.
We didn’t think it would catch up to him in training camp however. Either way, now the Cardinals move on.
This could also further help guys like Pharoh Cooper and Damiere Byrd in making the team. That is, if the team is interested in keeping seven receivers. Many believe that’s what the Cardinals would lean towards doing but we don’t have any idea officially if that’s the direction they will go in.
If the Cardinals do bring in a veteran, it should be soon but realistically they could wait until training camp cuts. That could mean neither Cooper or Byrd make it but we will see.