The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly added another veteran to their roster. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen,free agent pass rusher Dwight Freeney will sign with the Arizona Cardinals. Since the start of training, Freeney will be the third former Pro Bowler the Cardinals have signed off the street.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians would not say anything has been completed, saying only there is an opportunity now depending on the news about Alex Okafor, who left the game on Sunday with a leg injury and returned to Phoenix for an MRI. Kent Somers reported late Monday he has a strained calf and will miss up to a month.
Somers also confirmed the report and, despite the team saying otherwise, reported the deal is done. According to his sources, the deal is a one-year contract for the league minimum ($685,000 for the rest of the season) and there are incentive for sacks.
Freeney last played with the San Diego Chargers and had only four sacks in 2014, but was in the top five among 3-4 OLBs in pressures, so he has something to offer.
The Cardinals reportedly had interest in July, but his asking price was too high and Arians indicated on a radio interview the younger players showed up.
Will the signing work out? They have gotten solid production from running back Chris Johnson and tight end Jermaine Gresham thus far. Will Freeney take the defense over the top?