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Arizona Cardinals announce they have released DE Darius Philon

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The Cardinals moved quickly to release the defensive end after his arrest by the Maricopa Police Department for his aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

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The Arizona Cardinals and Kliff Kingsbury declined to comment on the status of DE Darius Philon when Kingsbury met with the media this afternoon.

This mirrors the release status of Robert Nkemdiche, who was also cut at a similar time post-practice on a Saturday without any media warning whatsoever.

Philon signed a 2 year $10 million contract with the team, so they will take on $3 million in dead money this year and $2 million in dead money next year unless they are able to somehow recoup money (unlikely at this point given the cut, however.)

The fact that Philon, Nkemdiche and Harrison have all been outright released from the team rather than put onto an exempt list certainly sends a message to the team, and the community of Arizona, as a whole.