Well, yesterday there apparently was a rumor that was out there in the world of the Internet that had running back Ryan Grant being in danger of being cut from the defending champion Green Bay Packers. That was short-lived as it turns out he took a $1 million paycut to stay in Green Bay (and his $2.5 million salary is now fully guaranteed), so he no longer should be even considered as a possible running back pickup by the Arizona Cardinals.
However, Grant's almost assured spot on the Packers roster means that former Arizona State Sun Devil Dimitri Nance might be looking for work very soon.
Nance is nothing spectacular, but he might be the type of player that Ken Whisenhunt would bring in as a fourth running back.
I happen to be an ASU football season ticket holder and have seen a whole lot of Nance. He has local ties because of college. He is also the type of back that would remind you of Tim Hightower. The difference is that while Hightower could break off a long run even with just okay speed, Nance is a bruiser.
At 5-10, 219, he is great in short yardage situations. He is a great goalline guy and he rarely is tackled for a loss. He doesn't put the ball on the ground. I haven't seen his work in blocking in Green Bay, but he was a regular in the passing game at Arizona State. He can catch the ball, too.
He is not speedy. His combine 40-time was 4.64 seconds. This is why he went undrafted.
He is also the young, hungry type player that Ken Whisenhunt likes to pick up.
Nance coming to the Cardinals would be fun for those of us that are ASU fans, and it would be a below-the-radar move that wouldn't do much to the depth chart, but would still push Alfonso Smith and LaRod Stephens-Howling.
I don't know about you, but I certainly would not mind if he were brought in. It wouldn't be an impact move, but at some point he would have the opportunity to make an impact.
So, while many of you are hoping for some decent name to come up, do you think he would be a good fit with the current cast of RB on the roster for Arizona?