Pro Football Talk published an article yesterday detailing the cap space for every NFL team. The Arizona Cardinals, as it stands, are $4.55 million under the cap. After re-signing Calais Campbell to a long term deal, they cleared a considerable amount of space.
Now, the Cardinals are not going to be forced to spend their remaining money. But if they want to, it is available to them. They can go out and acquire more veterans, save it, extend contracts of their current players, or pretty much anything else allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.
Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 suggested on Twitter that the team could choose to extend the contracts of either Daryl Washington or LaRod Stephens-Howling during the second half of the season. Personally, I would love to see Washington get a new deal. Waiting until the last minute to lock up an inside linebacker of his skill level can often lead to dire results.
What do you think? Should the Cardinals use their remaining cap space? Should they save it for emergency to sign other players in case their own get injured? Tell us what you think.