Bobby Massie, Bradley Sowell to battle for starting right tackle job

USA TODAY Sports

It was expected, but the team won't necessarily stand pat

The Arizona Cardinals have seemingly fixed the left side of their offensive line, but not the right side. Signing Jared Veldheer and getting back Jonathan Cooper should do the trick.

However, the right guard and tackle positions are up in the air. The team would like Earl Watford to step up and win the job, but Paul Fanaika and newly signed Ted Larsen will be in the mix.

At right tackle, it isn't a surprise, but reporter and radio host Mike Jurecki tweeted that the right tackle position will be up in the air for Bradley Sowell and Bobby Massie. The team might also address the position in the draft.

What is interesting is the player not mentioned -- Nate Potter.

He was the backup swing tackle last year and also played a little guard. This offseason, Potter's name has not even been mentioned once.

As for Massie and Sowell, Massie is the guy with all the physical tools, but struggled with mental errors learning a new offense last year in training camp. Sowell ended up being the starting left tackle and seems to be a favorite of head coach Bruce Arians.

The two will have different fates if they don't win the starting job. Sowell, who can play either tackle position and also guard, would probably make the team as a reserve. Massie, on the other hand, offers no versatility. If he were to lose the starting job, then he would probably be cut.

Everything changes, though, if the Cards draft a tackle early in the draft. If that happens, then Massie's days are numbered -- Potter's too.

How would you like to see this play out -- Massie, Sowell or a rookie in the draft?

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