LS Leach, LB Walker agree to new contracts

Posted by Darren Urban on March 26, 2012 – 1:54 pm

The Cardinals continued to take care of free-agent housekeeping Monday, getting long snapper Mike Leach and linebacker Reggie Walker to agree to new three-year and two-year contracts, respectively. Both have been key players on special teams. Leach becomes the second of the three free agent specialists to return (kicker Jay Feely was back last week) and is a good component both on the field, in the locker room and in the community. Punter Dave Zastudil remains the unsigned specialist.

Walker was second on the team with 16 special-teams tackles (O’Brien Schofield had a team-best 17) and continues to be a contributor after arriving as an undrafted free agent, although he played little at linebacker most of last season.

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16 Responses to “LS Leach, LB Walker agree to new contracts”

  1. By Rich on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    great stuff !!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By D on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Does this activity mean that AZ’s GM is not in FL with Mr. B?

  3. By Darren Urban on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    D —

    RE: Graves

    Rod is in Florida. They have Justin Casey in the front office and he can work contracts too.

  4. By SteveG on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Loved Kent Somers’ summation of the long snapper…”Remember that bad snap when….? No?Neither do I!!”.

  5. By Dr_Travis on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    resigning necessary and dependable players – that is great news. Way to go Cards! We may be a championship caliber team yet. Keep up the good work.

  6. By Dominaysean on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    If we can get Bell to sign b4 the draft we will be in solid position to draft the best player available in the first rnd. I like the idea of trading down to 17 with the bengals and grabbing a 2nd rnd pick from them also.

  7. By andrew on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    i say we get a new punter. see if we can get one out of the higher rounds of the draft or something, personally i thought we should have stuck with ben graham. but i think we need a better punter. i know its not a a big postition. but its always good to have great little things

  8. By AndyStandsUp on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Darren you’ve already stated you don’t expect Porter, Lutui, Keith, and Taylor back with Holliday mulling retirement, but what’s up with Haggans? Is he testing the market IYO?

  9. By Darren Urban on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    AndyStands –

    RE: Haggans

    I believe Clark will return.

  10. By stevedco on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Would think the Cards have a better chance at Bell than the Redskins just based on the Skins cap penalty. and a HoFer at Olone coach can’t hurt.

    With Colledge restructuring contract, may free up enough money to get Bell here especially if they pay out a big signing bonus and small annual salary.

    Would love to see that happen so they team can focus on best player available again in the draft. I know many people hated last years draft, at least while it was happening, I still have the Tweets saying how much I liked the approach.

  11. By cobra on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Z signs, hate to spend a draft pick for a punter this year. His year wasn’t that bad, sufficient. More happy Feely signed. We don’t need a Dallas reject kicking field goals. Hmmm, didn’t someone say how much Jerry Jones spent on his kickers. Ha, that was funny!

  12. By johnnybluenose on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    darren, i know this is off-topic but i’m puzzled by a couple of recent developments. consider the following. matt leinart wins the heisman and later is drafted 10th overall in the 2006 draft. since then he has played about a dozen games for two teams and both teams have released him. it does not appear that any teams out there are at all keen to sign him so maybe he is done. tim tebow also wins the heisman. he is selected 25th overall in the 2010 draft and has started about 16 games, including two playoff games since then, winning about ten of them. he becomes expendable and two years after he was drafted in the first round and after he has become a better player he is traded for a 6th round draft pick. that’s all the value he has, apparently. then there is the curious case of matt flynn who was drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 draft, the 209th player chosen. since then, he has started exactly two games. and he gets a three year deal worth $26 million dollars. i don’t get it. maybe flynn will turn out to be the second coming of tom brady but i doubt it. i think leinart’s mistake was in playing. if he had sat and watched for three years like flynn and then signed as a free agent with a team desperate for a quarterback, well he would be a rich man today. not necessarily a good quarterback but a well-paid one. i’m hoping our mr. kolb turns out to be a good quarterback and not just a rich man. we will see. it seems like such a crap shoot and some of the decisions that some teams make just baffle me.

  13. By fightingbird on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    well im glad the cards has resigned the players that they have especially doucet and I think the cards are in the cards favor ha ha I made a funny. Thanks again Darren for all that you do, I for one do appreciate it.

  14. By LaydCard04 on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Have we heard anything on LSH…He has been a favorite of mine since his draft day….and he hasn’t disappointed me since then?

  15. By Darren Urban on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Lady Card –

    RE: Hyphen

    He has been tendered and will be back this season.

  16. By cobra on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Kolb plays well also, who cares about the other QBs.

    Darren, someone, send this lost soul a message!

    Drummer- 1, help me out here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what I mean!

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