With the Arizona Cardinals roster in a state of change, the question always becomes, how much can you afford to turnover at once? On offense, there was never a question. All you needed to do was know they lost six starters, so the turnover was inevitable.
That includes mostly forgotten Jermaine Gresham, who will likely start the 2018 season on the physically unable to perform list due to an achilles tear in the last game of the season.
That means the Cardinals will likely be in the market for a tight end this offseason. Whether it is the draft or in free agency… or maybe on waivers.
The Oakland Raiders have recently parted ways with Clive Walford, a third year tight end out of the University of Miami.
Walford was a third round pick and looked promising, but after a solid first two seasons, he struggled with injuries, inconsistencies and didn’t make a start for Oakland. He managed just nine catches for 80 yards in 2017 and struggled in the running game as well.
This was surprising as Walford was a strong player in his first two seasons, starting ten games over the two years and hauling in 61 catches for 688 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cardinals may be willing to scoop up Walford on waivers if he makes it that far and see if they can get him back to his former self.
Would he fit?