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ESPN suggests Arizona Cardinals bring in wide receiver in free agency

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Offseason plans are being formulated for the Arizona Cardinals from analysts and writers from around the country.

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell is looking at a number of scenarios around the NFL and one of the scenarios is that the Arizona Cardinals get a free agent wide receiver.


The Cardinals have Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald under contract, and it’s too early to give up on second-rounder Andy Isabella, but they desperately need somebody who can win on the outside and run past defensive backs. That’s Anderson to a T, and he would offer Kyler Murray a much-needed vertical threat.

This becomes the interesting decision the Cardinals have to make.

While I’m a big Anderson fan, the idea of signing Anderson for $12 million a season seems odd to me, but those that want to address the wide receiver position in free agency, this is what you are going to get.

Anderson has never had more than 1,000 yards in a season, and his career high in receptions is 63 and touchdowns is seven. Both happened in 2017.

$12 million is also the potential money that players like defensive tackle D.J. Reader, multi-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Andrus Peat, Joe Thuney and Bryan Bulaga.

While the name sounds like a nice fit, the money seems a bit costly.

What do you think?