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2016 NFL free agency: Bobby Massie could get massive contract

The right tackle is expected to get paid.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals appear ready to move on from right tackle Bobby Massie in free agency. They drafted D.J. Humphries in the first round last season, likely anticipating Massie's departure. Massie, while a starter for the Cardinals, has been anywhere from inconsistent to above average as a right tackle.

Apparently that is enough to get a boatload of money, which is why the Cardinals cannot really afford to keep him.

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Massie could be looking at a long-term deal worth more than $8 million per year.

Massie still has upside, he is young at 26 years old and has some game tape that is great. He looks the part physically and was part of an offensive line that had one of the most prolific offenses in the league in 2015.

The Cardinals, though, have not shown any reported interest in re-signing him, choosing instead to move forward with Humphgries. They perhaps will add someone who can play both right guard and tackle to compete for either job.

As for Massie, if he can cash in, good for him. Football is a cruel sport that will kick you to the curb before you know it. You have to get that money while you can.