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Arizona Cardinals place second round tender on kicker Zane Gonzalez

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The Arizona Cardinals were impressed with what Zane Gonzalez did in 2019.

For the Cardinals the kicker from Arizona State was 31-of-35 on field goals and 34-of-35 on extra point attempts.

That accuracy along with a strong showing on kickoffs meant the Arizona Cardinals wanted the restricted free agent back.

From the team:

Gonzalez (6-0, 202) played in 21 games with the Cardinals the past two years after joining the team in Week 13 of the 2018 season. He played in all 16 games last season and was named a Pro Bowl alternate after ranking fourth in the NFL in both total points (127) and made field goals (31). His 127 points tied for the third-best season total in franchise history and his 31 made field goals are third-most in Cardinals history. In his two seasons with the Cardinals, Gonzalez connected on 38-of-44 field goal attempts (86.4%) and 39-of-41 PATs.

The 24-year old Gonzalez entered the league with Cleveland as a seventh-round selection (224th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Arizona State and kicked in 18 games with the Browns. In his career, he has converted 55-of-69 field goal attempts and 67-of-72 PATs for 232 total points.

In case you were wondering how much they wanted him back, the team placed a second round tender on Gonzalez.

That means he can still negotiate a contract with other teams and sign an offer sheet, but the Arizona Cardinals are able to match it or receive a second round pick from the team that signs him.

The second round tender comes with quite the price tag, as Gonzalez is slated to make $3.25 million on tender.

Gonzalez has had an up and down career since he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, bit his success in Arizona makes this a smart deal.