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The Arizona Cardinals are in the market to replace five starters on defense.

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The Arizona Cardinals are going to look quite a bit different on the defensive side of the ball in 2017.

Marcus Cooper, the Arizona Cardinals starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson has signed a three year contract with the Chicago Bears.

For the Cardinals, that means replacing Calais Campbell, Kevin Minter, D.J. Swearinger, Tony Jefferson and now Marcus Cooper on the defensive side of the ball in 2017.

Cooper outplayed his contract and status after being traded for a seventh round pick.

Cooper's work on the field earned him a Pro Bowl alternate tag, but it was his season plus his combination of size and speed, plus the need for corners around the league, that made him so sought after.

For the Cardinals, Steve Keim is going to be working overtime to get the 2017 Arizona Cardinals ready for the season.

Of course, one could argue that turning over the roster after 7-8-1 makes sense.