4 potential salary-cap casualties for the Cardinals in 2022

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D.J. Humphries – Left Tackle

Back in 2020, Arizona signed D.J. Humphries to a three-year, $45 million contract extension. Now, two years into the agreement, the starting left tackle may no longer be worth the $19.3 million he’ll count against the team’s salary cap in 2022.

The 28-year-old Humphries is coming off of a subpar campaign, and moving on from the former first-round draft pick could be an interesting option for Keim. Releasing the 6-foot-5, 284-pounder would free up roughly $14 million in cap space for the Cards, a tempting chunk of coin, to say the least.

There are several top-tier left tackles whose contracts are set to expire, all of whom would be an upgrade over Humphries. Included among that group are blockers such as Eric Fisher, Terron Armstead, Riley Reiff, and Cam Robinson.