The Arizona Cardinals continue to put names along the offensive line as they will add guard Max Garcia to the roster.
Former #Broncos G Max Garcia signing with the Cardinals, per his reps.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 14, 2019
Garcia is a four-year veteran that has started 41 of the 56 career games he's played in, but found himself on the bench with the Broncos for most of 2018, started four games once Ronald Leary was injured, then tore his ACL in November.
That's one of the reasons many believe he was not brought back to the Broncos as he will likely need most of training camp to recover.
However, he is a solid veteran interior backup with knowledge of Sean Kugler's blocking schemes.
It seems to be a potential depth signing and maybe if Garcia is healthy enough, could push J.R. Sweezy for reps.
The interesting thing about Garcia was he was looking promising for the Broncos in 2016 and 2017. In those two season, the former fourth round pick out of Florida started all 32 games.
However, he was one of the worst guards in the NFL in 2017 and was on the verge of being cut before the 2018 season.
His familiarity with Kugler will be the important aspect of this signing. He’ll be a voice in the room that understands Kugler’s jargon and how to help teach his schemes.
We’ll see how it works out.