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Arizona Cardinals release Josh Mauro in flurry of Friday moves

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The Cardinals made a bunch of moves on Friday official, including the release of Josh Mauro.

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In a Friday evening news dump, the Arizona Cardinals have announced all of their free agent signings thus far as official, but also have released Josh Mauro.

Mauro has been with the Arizona Cardinals since 2014 and started 26 of the 47 games he played in in that time frame.

For his career with the Cardinals, Mauro with 75 total tackles (56 solo and 19 assisted), two sacks and two forced fumbles.

Signed away from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, the undrafted free agent made a name for himself with his relentless work ethic and staunch run support.

The writing was on the wall as the Cardinals transition their defense under Steve Wilks, Mauro was not going to be a fit at his $3.3 million cap number. The Cardinals will gain $2.8 million in cap relief with the move.

Mauro was a favorite of the previous coaching staff, holding off a number of drafted players in Rodney Gunter and Robert Nkemdiche to start in 20 games over the last two seasons.

Good luck to Josh in his future endeavors.