Arizona Cardinals must address cornerback position after Jeff Gladney’s passing

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The Arizona Cardinals now have a glaring weakness on the roster.

That is at the cornerback position, and after the tragic passing of Jeff Gladney, the talent at that position will be tested further. After the past two seasons of not drafting a cornerback in the earlier rounds of the draft, Steve Keim has a lot of work to do.

Most notably was in 2021, when Asante Samuel Jr. (Now a Los Angeles Charger) was still on the board. Instead, Rondale Moore was the selection, and here we are.

What makes acquiring another starting-caliber cornerback challenging is what’s going on with Kyler Murray’s contract. Trading for one involves taking on the cap that the player already has to an extent, whereas a free agent could come cheaper, but sometimes you really get what you pay for in the NFL.

So here’s a list of free agents and cornerbacks that could be had in the trade market for the right price to help solidify the cornerback room.