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Arizona Cardinals news 3/10: Free agency moves for everyone

Catch up on what you might have missed.

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It was a doozy of a day in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals were not super active, but the Texans and other teams were. Catch up on what you might have missed on Wednesday.


Cardinals Ease Into Free Agency
New safety reportedly on the way; Massie leaves for Bears

Cardinals Blogs | Freeney wants to play in 2016
Freeney, during an interview on Sirius NFL radio Wednesday night, said he wanted to play in 2016. The free agent would like to return to the Cardinals, he said, but if he does play, it’s "just going to have to be the right situation."

Cardinals Blogs | Branch, a safety, on the way

The safety position is one in flux for the Cardinals right now.

Dwight Freeney 'would like to' play in 2016, preferably for Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Dwight Freeney joined the Cardinals last season and was a bright spot in the pass rush. He's a free agent but wants to be back in Arizona.

Tyvon Branch found right fit in Cardinals' ball-hawking secondary - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

Even though he started just two games, safety Tyvon Branch found his way into the end zone twice in 2015.

Breaking down backup quarterback Drew Stanton's contract - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals gave backup quarterback Drew Stanton a bonus-laden contract that could be worth more than $15 million over the next two seasons.

Cardinals’ answer at center can be found in A.Q. Shipley - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN

A.Q. Shipley is not a first-round draft pick or seasoned veteran, but he has a proven track record at center.

Source: Ted Larsen has a "decent set of options" in free agency; teams showing interest in Bobby Massie - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

A source close to Larsen is "optimistic that things will pick up quickly," and that there’s "really good interest" in Larsen out on the market.


Retiring from the NFL is terrifying, especially if you're not ready to leave -

"You can't be a football player outside of football," former Bengals running back Cedric Benson said. "Society doesn't understand a football player."

How a single Jaguars fan tricked ESPN into reporting a fake NFL rumor -

This is a story of one man, a bad rumor and things going too far.

Chiefs stripped of a 3rd-round pick for tampering with Jeremy Maclin last year -

Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt says he disagrees with the NFL's decision and promises to explore the appeals process.

NFL free agents over 30 are people, too -

The most influential free agent signings might just be the moves that don't generate splashy headlines.

Brock Osweiler reportedly agrees to $72 million deal with Texans -

The former Broncos quarterback propelled his final season in Denver to a huge new contract in Houston.

Longtime Seahawks DL Brandon Mebane signs with the Chargers -

He gives San Diego a needed veteran presence up front.

Rishard Matthews signs with the Titans -

Tennessee adds another new weapon to its offense alongside DeMarco Murray.

Jaye Howard re-signs with the Kansas City Chiefs -

Howard was a vital piece of their defensive line last season.

Victor Cruz will be back with Giants in 2016 -

The wide receiver has reportedly restructured his contract.

The Dolphins are spending their way to mediocrity ... again -

The Miami Dolphins have a plan: spend big on free agents, and dig out from under those contracts so they can spend even more on free agents. Guess how that's working out for them.

Lamar Miller to sign a 4-year, $26 million deal with the Texans -

Miller has a lot to prove, and he'll get the opportunity as Houston's feature back.

Fresh off career resurgence, Doug Martin re-signs with Buccaneers -

Martin rebounded from a couple poor seasons and was second in the league in rushing yardage in 2015.

Ladarius Green to sign with Pittsburgh Steelers -

The Steelers lost Heath Miller to retirement, but will replace him with Ladarius Green.