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

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The Arizona Cardinals should trade for Darius Slay

“Big Play Slay,” as he’s often referred to, Darius Slay would instantly become the best cornerback in the division for the Arizona Cardinals. He’s only 31 years old, with four Pro Bowls and an All-Pro selection to his name.

Since 2018, Slay has allowed less than 60 percent of passes thrown his way to be completed (all of those were Pro Bowl years, with the exclusion of 2020). He has 23 career interceptions and has a knack for finding the endzone, with two fumbles and interceptions returned for a score in his career.

Imagine what he would do with an offense that can score and get ahead. Slay would be a perfect fit for covering the D.K. Metcalf’s and Deebo Samuel’s of the NFC West. Slay’s contract is relatively low, and maneuvering around to make him work in the cap with Murray’s extension shouldn’t be all that difficult.

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