The Arizona Cardinals have addressed almost all their most glaring needs in the offseason. However, one position continues to be left alone -- safety.
After the news of the signing of Antonio Cromartie, one veteran free agent safety that Cardinals head coach knows made a public statement via Twitter to offer up his services to Arizona. That would be safety Ryan Clark, who played the last seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Yeremiah Bell is a free agent, leaving Rashad Johnson, an injured Tyrann Mathieu, Tony Jefferson and a pair of practoce squad guys -- Curtis Taylor and Orhian Johnson -- on the roster.
It is expected that the team do something at the position, whether it is in free agency or through the draft.
Clark appears to want to be part of that group, especially with the formidable trio already of Patrick Peterson, Cromartie and Tyrann Mathieu.
This is what he tweeted:
In case you can't see the image, it shows a picture of Clark, Antonio Cromartie, Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu.
Wouldn't it be nice?
We know the Cardinals want to improve at the position. However, no free agent action has been happening. It appears that the Cardinals are waiting to see how things shake out with the NFL Draft. If they draft one early, then they probably will be set. Outside of that, they would look at the veteran market after that. Yeremiah Bell would make sense because he knows the defense well. Perhaps Clark would be that guy. But Clark will be 35 and Bell is 36. That isn't looking ahead. Of course, If the team doesn't get a guy that can produce immediately, a veteran who can still produce would be nice.
Clark had 104 tackles and two interceptions last year. Arians knows him.
He might not be a bad fit for another one-year deal player to have a young player develop under, at least part of the season.
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