The Arizona Cardinals are going to need some help at offensive line in 2023, and there are five potential fits for the Redbirds.
The Arizona Cardinals could solve some of their offensive line woes simply by hanging onto a couple of pending unrestricted free agents in Kelvin Beachum and Will Hernandez. However, if the Cards decide to let both linemen walk, they could sign two players to replace them, and they would still need to snag a center.
Luckily, Arizona has ample cap space to work with, so they could sign some serviceable names either to one-year rentals, or even long-term deals. Below, you will find five linemen who could both fit their budget and provide serviceable pieces for 2023.
5 offensive linemen the Arizona Cardinals could sign in 2023
5 - Matt Pryor, G
Pryor made nine starts last season, and he was part of an Indianapolis Colts team that never found its footing. Listed as a tackle, per Pro-Football-Reference but as a guard on SpotTrac, Pryor may factor in better as the latter. It’s a position he will most likely play if general manager Monti Ossenfort decides to pursue him in free agency and either keeps Beachum at tackle or goes out and signs another.
While his PFF Grade was a meager 44.9, Pryor could see a bit of a resurgence if he indeed slid inside the tackles. Overall, he’d project best under a one-year prove-it deal, and sign long-term if he exceeded expectations.
4 - Bradley Bozeman, C
No matter what, the Arizona Cardinals will be looking for a center thanks to Rodney Hudson’s overall inefficacy and likely retirement. Bozeman spent a season in Carolina, where he played in 67% of all offensive snaps in 17 games, with 11 starts.
Per PFF, Bozeman allowed just two sacks and earned a grade of 63.1. No, he’s not the best center of the bunch, but if the Cards are looking for a solid stopgap, then Bozeman could be a prime candidate.