Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt fired, according to report

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This is the first of what will likely be many moves

After a 5-11 season, the Arizona Cardinals have begun making changes to their front office. According to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team has fired general manager Rod Graves. This is actually tad surprising because previous reports had the team reassigning him within the organization.

However, as Mike Jurecki noted in a tweet, Graves salary was likely an issue. He made too much money to simply be moved to another position.

Schefter tweeted just moments after that the report that the team also fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Now the team will begin the process of replacing Whisenhunt, as there are reports that they have already made the decision to promote Steve Keim to general manager. Adam Caplan is reporting that the team has been in negotiations with him to replace Graves. However, if that does not get done in the next few days, he could leave for other GM jobs.

Next up will be what happens with defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who already reportedly has three interviews lined up for a head coaching position. Jason La Canfora is saying that Horton is, in fact, a candidate for the vacant head coaching position.

The wheels have begun to turn. Likely in the next few days we will know the new direction of the team.

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