Most recently in the free agency series, we asked whether or not safety Hamza Abdullah was a player that the Arizona Cardinals should keep around. 71% of the voters said yes, mainly because of his outstanding special teams play. Although he has not seen much time on the field, he is a solid backup and his contributions on kickoffs should not go unnoticed.
Today, we get to take a look at a player that could potentially challenge Abdullah for a roster spot. Sean Considine played eight games for the Cardinals this past season after coming over from the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately, he did sustain an injury that forced him to the sidelines towards the latter end of the season, but before that, he was another solid special teams player for the Cards. So I ask you again: should the Cardinals re-sign future free agent, Sean Considine?
Considine played four games for the Carolina Panthers before being waived and picked off of waivers by Arizona. The Cardinals needed another safety after Kerry Rhodes was forced to have surgery on his broken foot. Rashad Johnson would be the one to take over the defensive snaps from Rhodes, but Considine was an insurance player and a solid special teams player.
Considine played just one snap on defense, but on special teams, he played rather well. He logged four total tackles and made a few very key blocks to help guys like Patrick Peterson get huge returns on punts. Considine did struggle with wrapping up at times, as he also had two missed tackles in 2011, according to Pro Football Focus.
If he is brought back, two things are more than certain. First, he would be inexpensive and would be retained solely as a special teams player. Secondly, there is no guarantee that he would make the 53-man roster. Both Considine and Hamza Abdullah have similar roles with the team and would likely battle it out in training camp to see which one would be kept. Such is life in the NFL.
I think that he is definitely a player that the Cardinals should consider re-signing. He is a solid special teams player that would be cheap and he would be able to challenge some of the other players on the roster. If he doesn't work out, then he can be cut at any time. It's really as simple as that.
What do you think? Would you like to see the Cardinals re-sign Sean Considine? Let us know in the comments below and vote in the poll.