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It’s off to San Diego for the last preseason game

Posted by since1898 on August 27, 2014 – 12:45 pm

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Searching for veteran bargains

Posted by Darren Urban on April 9, 2014 – 4:12 pm

The questions are constant, as soon as a veteran player with any kind of reputation is released or becomes available: Would the Cardinals be interested? Well, for one, those questions are asked within seconds of the news happening, so usually, it’s a little soon for a feeling (GM Steve Keim admitted when CB Antonio Cromartie was first released, for instance, the Cards hadn’t anticipated it and had to do some extra legwork to figure out whether to chase him or not.)

It isn’t hard to get a sense of where the Cards land on many such players, however. Keim wants his team to get younger. And at this point, he certainly isn’t paying a lot. That should always be the prism from which any player should be viewed when it comes to this team. There are always exceptions. John Abraham, it was determined by the front office, still could play the game even at his age. Now, the Cards had to wait him out last year until his price was worth it (and never underestimate a veteran willing to wait out the offseason so he can wait to go back to work until training camp), but they got their bargain. Same with Karlos Dansby. Eric Winston was even cheaper, and that should probably provide guidance of where his market was — and where it might be this offseason.

The key element to all this is not just about whether a vet is available and is willing to work for cheap. It’s mostly about if he can still play — or more importantly, play to the level that the Cardinals, in this case, need him to play. Just because a guy is on the market isn’t enough. There is a reason veteran players remain unsigned, especially after the draft. Yes, once in a while it’s about the asking price and circumstances can change if it drops. But there are guys out there who are willing to play for little just to get a job, and it’s been determined they aren’t good enough anymore, whether because of age or cumulative injuries or both.

The Cards likely will sign another veteran or two at some point. It’ll be after the draft, because there is no reason to make any more moves right now until you know what you’ve filled with your picks. But whoever Keim signs, it’ll be for someone that makes sense on a football-level in 2014. Remember, past results don’t necessarily indicate future performance. It’s the slogan by which every GM should live.

– I’ve never been to a Pro Bowl. I’m going to get to one now, although I was really hoping to get a trip to Hawaii when I finally attended. I’ll be curious to know where the teams practice; those workouts have always been fan-friendly events.

– Not a surprise that there is a “Sunday Night Football” telecast in the preseason against the Bengals at University of Phoenix Stadium. NBC is also televising the Super Bowl. Not a bad time to get a lay of the land. What I am curious about is whether “SNF” will pick a Cardinals’ game in the regular season.

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Join the conversation – #SDvsAZ

Posted by since1898 on August 24, 2013 – 4:04 pm

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Get the rest of the Cards preseason live online for under $15

Posted by since1898 on August 16, 2013 – 2:55 pm

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Wheels up to Green Bay

Posted by since1898 on August 8, 2013 – 12:30 pm

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Preseason starts tomorrow but the focus is September 8th

Posted by since1898 on August 8, 2013 – 10:37 am

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Don’t miss Carson Palmer’s debut with the Cardinals

Posted by since1898 on August 6, 2013 – 8:45 am

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Download the #AZvsGB Facebook cover

Posted by since1898 on August 5, 2013 – 12:15 pm

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Don’t miss a moment of Cardinals preseason action

Posted by since1898 on August 5, 2013 – 9:45 am

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All preseason games in HD from anywhere

Posted by since1898 on July 29, 2013 – 9:21 am

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