EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: James Sanders #36 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates after he tackled Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants for a safety on an intentional grounding call against Manning in the end zone in the first quarter during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
In what could be another minor free agent move, it is being reported that per a league source the Arizona Cardinals had a visit from safety James Sanders, formerly of the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
Sanders has seven years experience in the NFL, having played in New England until 2011, when he played in Atlanta. He has been a part-time starter.
Last season he had 41 tackles and three passes deflected. He has picked off eight passes in his career.
The Cardinals are obviously looking for a little bit more depth at safety. Currently they have starters Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes under contract and Rashad Johnson has been extended his restricted free agent tender. Sean Considine, who played part of 2011 in Arizona has since signed with the Baltimore Ravens and Hamza Abdullah has not yet been re-signed.
If Sanders is signed, that does not necessarily mean the departure of Abdullah, who is an outstanding special teams player. Sanders has played very little on special teams.
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