After nearly four months of waiting, Arizona Cardinals' offensive guard Deuce Lutui finally signed his tender on Monday. The offer was worth $1.759 million, and Lutui had until June 15th to sign or risk the Cardinals lowering the offer to just $588,500.
We've beat a dead horse for quite some time, and one can speculate that Lutui wants to remain a Cardinal, but he wants to be one long-term. Unfortunately, with an abundance of contracts to handle, the Cardinals weren't going to budge at Lutui's requests.
At this point, Lutui can continue doing what he has been all season, since the Cardinals don't have anymore activities until the end of July, when they head to Flagstaff for training camp. When that time arrives, Lutui will compete for the starting right guard position with veteran starter Reggie Wells.
Lutui only allowed 1.5 sacks last season to his combined 9.75 the three years before. He also lowered his penalties to just four after committing a combined 19 penalties for 180 yards. If he can pick up from where he left off, then he should stand a better chance at starting next season.