In the NFL, free agency is like a buffet.
You can pay a lot and get really good food, but if you are not careful you’ll make yourself sick.
You can pay a little and get food and know that you won’t be completely happy, but hey, at least you were able to fill yourself up.
Like a buffet, the teams that achieve the most success are the ones that understand where to get the best food, the best time to go and how not to over indulge... I am hungry now.
The Cardinals have been at the bargain buffet this year. Sampling inexpensive fare in order to hopefully fill some needs.
Yet, for the Cardinals, their bargain ways may have paid off in the form of a third wave of talented, unsigned players who are still available.
Here are three players that could help the Arizona Cardinals right now that are still free agents.
OG Jahri Evans
While Evans is not the player he was even three years ago, he could be a steadying influence on the offensive line, without the injury history Evan Mathis brought with him. He is mulling continuing to play, but bringing in Evans on the cheap and letting him compete could be a good get, especially late, for the Arizona Cardinals.
RB Rashad Jennings
The Cardinals are still looking for a veteran backup to David Johnson. This isn’t an indictment of Kerwynn Williams and Elijhaa Penny, but Jennings would bring a veteran presence, and has shown the ability to contribute in a limited role before.
If the price is right, he could be a nice addition for the Arizona Cardinals.
DB Lardarius Webb
Webb is not the same player who was lauded as one of the best corners in the NFL a couple of seasons ago. Yet, he is still an effective, swiss army knife type of veteran who has experience at corner and safety that would give the Cardinals flexibility and another veteran voice in the secondary. If they decide not to address safety or corner in the draft, Webb is a player who could make sense as a late addition.