The Arizona Cardinals are looking at a local product to perhaps add to the fold in the defensive secondary. According to Arizona Sports 98.7's John Gambadoro, Arizona has reached out to former New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara.
Amukamara, who attended high school in Phoenix, was a first round pick by the Giants in 2011. He has started 45 games and picked off seven passes in his career. He also has only played all 16 games in a season just once.
Gambo reported on the air the Cardinals are very interested in Amukamara, but there is a roadblock -- he wants "crazy money."
Contracts for cornerbacks are pricey right now. Janoris Jenkins got five years and more than $60 million. Sean Smith got four for $40 million. Arizona already has a lot of money invested in the secondary with Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel and, at some point, Tyrann Mathieu will get a big extension.
He is skilled, but can the Cardinals invest that much in a player who has a history of injuries? He has missed 25 games and played in 55.
Should the Cardinals pull the trigger, even for crazy money?
Kent Somers seems to be constantly refuting all of Gambo's reports. Somers says he has been told the Cards are not interested in Amukamara, as he is a bad fit schematically.