Arizona Cardinals head coach is known for not being fond of fullbacks. He prefers to use two tight ends because of their flexibility -- they can line up at the end of the line, line up as a receiver and go in the backfield. Anthony Sherman is a pretty solid fullback on the roster, but from beginning it looked like he would not be a good fit.
However, the Cardinals have reportedly found a suitor for Sherman. According to reporter Adam Caplan, who cites league sources, the Cardinals will trade Sherman to the Kansas City Chiefs, where Andy Reid runs a version of the West Coast offense, which relies on a fullback.
What the Arizona Cardinals will get in return was not mentioned, nor if there are other players on the Cardinals that are involved.
However, if this does happen, it would be beneficial for all parties involved. Sherman likely would not make the team, the Cards would get nothing in return and the Chiefs now get a solid blocker and special teams player.
Source confirms #azcardinals receive CB Javier Arenas from KC. Arenas, Sherman must pass physicals— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) May 1, 2013
Another update...about Arenas, as noted from the team's press release:
Arenas (5-9, 197) comes to the Cardinals after spending the first three seasons of his career with the Chiefs who drafted him in the second round (50th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Alabama. In 47 games (12 starts) with Kansas City, Arenas had 149 tackles (115 solos), two interceptions, 23 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He also had 153 punt returns for 1,029 yards (9.8 yard avg.) and 50 kick returns for 1,048 yards (21.0 yard avg.).
He started a career-high nine games in 2012 and had 59 tackles, eight passes defensed and a forced fumble. Since entering the league in 2010, Arenas has only missed one game. The Tampa, FL native led the AFC and finished third in the NFL with a 12.8 yard punt return average in 2011.
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