UPDATE: Veteran safety James Sanders tweeted out this afternoon, when asked if there was a good chance he’d be a Cardinal, “its a done deal. See you in the desert!” Nothing official yet, but it sounds like the Cards have more depth. Maybe the new way all secondary acquisitions will be announced is via Twitter — a la William Gay.
(from earlier today):
The Cardinals haven’t shut down in free agency, and the proof is in the report that veteran safety James Sanders came in for a visit. Sanders, who was with the Falcons last season after spending six seasons with the Patriots, would be a piece for depth I would think (and in all likelihood, a short-term solution. At this late date in the free agency game, most deals are going to be for one year, because teams have filled holes, the draft is near, and players want another shot at free agency next year.) Obviously, the Cards have Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes as starters at safety, and Rashad Johnson will be back this season after restricted free agency, but Hamza Abdullah remains unsigned.
Interest in Sanders also may be a nod toward the Richard Marshall-for-William Gay swap; Marshall, of course, was able to swing between cornerback and safety. Maybe Gay is better suited to stick at cornerback.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, free agency, Hamza Abdullah, James Sanders, Kerry Rhodes, Rashad Johnson
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