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DL Peters could be another FA addition

Posted by Darren Urban on March 9, 2015 – 9:23 pm

A few hours went by, so of course, another Cardinals/free agent report hits Twitter. Now, multiple people are saying Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters will find his way to Arizona. Peters, 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, is probably more of a defensive end in the Cards’ 3-4 alignment, but as the Cards spend, it’s looking less and less like Dan Williams will be returning to the Cards.

There is also a report that the Cards remain in the hunt for outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, along with the Colts and the Redskins, Orakpo’s current team (at least until 1 p.m. Arizona time Tuesday.)

Like current Falcons teammate Sean Weatherspoon, who missed all of 2014 with a torn Achilles and now looks like he could sign with the Cardinals, Peters hurt his Achilles in 2013 but played well in the back half of 2014 before the Cards came looking for him. Basically could be the guy replacing Darnell Dockett on the roster.

So with Tuesday’s official opening of free agency — at the aforementioned 1 p.m. — the Cards have been linked to Weatherspoon, Peters and (former) 49ers guard Mike Iupati. If that came to fruition, it’d be a nice haul of needs. Interior OL? Check. Inside linebacker? Check. Defensive line? Check. And you might still get the pass rusher in Orakpo, but you could still look draft there. That also might be where the Cardinals turn for a running back.

A quick reminder: Given that 1 p.m. start time, and given that prospective free agent signees still need to get to Arizona, meet the decision makers, take a physical and actually sign a contract, I would not be surprised not to have any official announcements before Wednesday.


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18 Responses to “DL Peters could be another FA addition”

  1. By Jon on Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

    Always one step ahead, keep up the great work sir. I look forward to following your tweets every day even though i dont have an account.

  2. By Coach K on Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

    Darren,

    I think you need to add center to that list. We must have a younger upgrade at the center position. Wisniewski is the guy I’m looking at. I would take a running back in FA as well. Spiller or Tate would e good fits.

  3. By jerrytown on Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

    Get it Steve.

  4. By Areg on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    I heard Brandon Browner could be let go by the Pats so they resign Revis.

    Darren do you think he’d be a good fit at CB to replace crow, or would he be asking for a huge payday?

    As always thanks!

  5. By Eazy E on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    The Cardinals are impressing me if they can (Officially) lock down some of these guys! Orakpo is a monster when healthy, and been one since he was at Texas. Corey Peters I’ve heard some from, but I think he is more of a ”Dockett Replacement”, but let’s make this clear, he ain’t Dockett! If Big Daddy Dan doesn’t re-sign, Wilfork HAS to be our #1 replacement at Nose Guard/Nose Tackle. The Iupati signing would be an excellent move with his run-blocking and pass protecting. He is just nasty as hell and tough as nails! I’m glad we nabbed Weatherspoon, but only for 1 year kinda sucks though! I also hear the AD news, all man…

  6. By djjackson81 on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    If AZ had 14+ in cap space I think they spent it correct me if I’m wrong Darren
    Peters 3+ per
    Weatherspoon 4
    Lupati I can’t confirm but I have read expected to be 7+ per

  7. By Darren Urban on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    DJ —

    RE: Cap

    No way to know what the cap numbers are. That Peters number floated was the max his deal could be worth. Cap number might be much lower.

  8. By shannon robinson on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Coach Arians has had the reins for two years and still has not been able to fully run his offense. Everything can’t be accomplished overnight. Mr. Keim has said it would take three years to get the cap right which also means to set the roster and have sustainability. So what has BA been lacking? Today we get to see what the FO thinks is necessary. By 1:00 today the Cards will be flying in the elements of a powerhouse offensive line. What would make Carson Palmer so excited that he’d see his restructure as an “of course” event – I’m just guessing that Lupati and Wisniewski fill his hand. BA says they’re more interested in a RB from the draft. Since we know he “lies pretty good” when necessary, does that mean D. Murray is getting a SW ticket today too? When those pieces are in place for Coach, then we will get to see some play calling that will make your hair stand on end or bring back the memory for the “Cueballs.” A tip of the Cardinal Wing to Steve Keim on the first day of the new league year!

  9. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Many drafts have 4-5 pass rushers and 3-4 DEs in first 15 picks, may explain why we try to get OLB ILB and DE as FA huh. Iupati good get if happens..

  10. By D on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Darren-if Iupati signs today, could you see the Cards releasing Lyle and letting Larsen and Steen battle it out for the starting Center spot? Or do you still see the Cards bringing in either in FA or the draft a new Center? There was some talk of S. Wisniewski from Oak but now the Broncos, Bears and Rams also have interest.

    The Cards were mentioned in interest in Brooks, Cole and Orakpo as OLB, hopefully one will sign here with most likely competition with a high draft pick.

    I have not seen any news as of yet regarding AZ getting serious with a RB (Peterson is not an option).

  11. By Darren Urban on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    D —

    RE: Sendlein

    As I mentioned in the Iupati post, Sendlein’s future could still be tenuous, yes.

  12. By Eric G on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    I have a total man crush on Keim right now if all of this pans out.

  13. By rio on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Doctor keim’s hospital ward is getting full , are we just signing players who are disabled , I am sure we can pick up a running back at the Va hospital in phoenix

    Go Doc I love you.

  14. By Jacobkingpoping on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Cardinal nation baby

  15. By Andy Kw on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    So let’s evaluate what we have pretty much guaranteed:
    We are close to signing: ILB Sean Weatherspoon (ATL), OG Mike Iupati (SF), & DT Corey Peters (ATL).
    -Thanks Darren for letting us know that these numbers flying around are the max the could be earning. That could mean Corey Peter’s 3yr $10.5M, Weatherspoon’s 1yr $4M, & Iupati’s 5yr $38M could be lower than we thought. Nice!!!!
    -I heard we are also close to signing OLB LaMarr Woodley??? Why are we getting all of these injured players? He would be nice depth but i’m not counting on him as a starter.

  16. By clssylssy on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    We need Cromartie! All the smoke and mirrors and illusion of signing marquis players won’t mean anything if we don’t have real durable difference makers at the core. LaMar Woodley would have been a great signing five years ago and will be a great veteran anchor but seriously we need some juice in this team to give the Hawks a whiff of competition! Still waiting to be “WOW’D”

  17. By Andy Kw on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Cro or no Cro? The real question is: Is Chris Culliver more expensive or cheaper than Cro?

  18. By Birdwatcher on Mar 10, 2015 | Reply

    Like a Phoenix or should I say a (Cardinal rising from the ashes). The Cards are building a strong roster up and down, not overspending on particular players is what will eventually help the Cards get that ring. Great job plugging up some holes. Long gone are the days when the Cards overpaid for names on the tail end of their careers. Now we sign them to prove it deals. Kudos to Michael
    Bidwill for turning the culture around, to Keim and Arians for doing a great job preparing and making solid decisions. Not perfect ones but solid (we forgive the whiffs like Ginn jr) . Biggest of shout outs to the RED SEA who is growing every year and really make it all happen. Go Cards..lets keep working on bringing that Lombardi Trophy home to the Valley of the Sun.

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