The Arizona Cardinals are not done rebuilding what was the worst team in football in 2018. No, they have made a concerted effort to fix the defense that fell off a cliff after a steady decline since the 2015 season and are hoping that offensive wunderkind Kliff Kingsbury can breathe life into the worst offense in the NFL.
Defensively has clearly been where most of the big signings have happened, as the team has signed Robert Alford, Jordan Hicks, Terrell Suggs and Darius Philon in free agency while getting D.J. Swearinger back into he fold at the end of the 2018 season.
However, they still need more, and that is why it should come as no surprise to see veteran cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Tramon Brock make free agent visits with the team:
Meanwhile... the #AZCardinals hosted a pair of free agent CBs today: Morris Claiborne and Tramaine Brock. And the #Jets hosted FA OT Andre Smith.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2019
Claiborne is a 28-year old cornerback who has been relatively healthy the last few seasons after a rough start to his career. He is a dependable type, that has shown an ability to stay on the field consistently, but he is also a guy who gives up a big number of completions.
Brock is a soon to be 31-year old veteran who knows Vance Joseph’s scheme and has been a slot corner, what the Cardinals need, in each of his last couple of seasons in Denver.
We’ll see if either sign on the dotted line, but the Cardinals continue to try and find the right mix heading into 2019.