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Jerraud Powers visits Arizona Cardinals, could the free agent CB return?

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After no offer, maybe he and the team are willing to make something work.

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The free agent story of cornerback Jerraud Powers took an interesting turn. After not receiving an offer from the Arizona Cardinals before free agency begins, perhaps he ends up returning after all.

According to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport, Powers is visiting the Cardinals Wednesday.

The Cardinals have been looking to add a cornerback in free agency, a veteran to add depth and give competition to Justin Bethel. Thus far, they have not signed anyone.

Around the league, there apparently has been tepid interest in the seven-year pro out of Auburn. He recently visited with the New York Giants and was given a reported offer of a $2 million contract for one season. He was supposedly looking for a multi-year deal and to make a decent amount. $7 million per year is the number that has been mentioned, although it has not been any published report, as far as I have seen. In his words at one time, he just said it wasn't crazy money.

Powers spent the last three season with Arizona after playing his first four in Indianapolis. He made $10.5 million over the last three years. He played in 45 regular season games, starting 40 of them. He intercepted five passes, including three in 2014.

He was a leader on the field and head coach Bruce Arians loves him. He is versatile, able play outside and in the slot, and he can even play some safety.

Could he possibly return? It sounds like it is a possibility with this reported visit. The Cardinals want to add length and speed to the secondary. Powers returning doesn't really do that, as he was already part of that group, but he is a very smart player and has made many plays for the team.