Following Monday’s announcement that starting cornerback Robert Alford would likely miss the season with a torn pec, the Cardinals are apparently bringing in a (potential) replacement.
Via NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport on twitter, Arizona is signing former Raider and Saint CB Ken Crawley. The 6’1, 180 pound veteran was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday after signing a future’s contract with the team back in January.
Crawley, a four year veteran out of Colorado (undrafted), has 43 NFL games under his belt which include 115 solo tackles, 31 passes defensed and one INT.
His most productive season game back in 2017 with New Orleans, when he secured 17 passes defensed while securing his lone career pick.
In 2018, Crawley entered Saints training camp as a starting cornerback alongside standout DB Marshon Lattimore. However, he would only be active for 10 games that season.
The following October, Crawley was released and claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins before eventually being placed on season ending IR.
While his contract details are not yet known, it would be a surprise to see the Cardinals agree to anything more than the veteran minimum.
This signing also does not disclude the team from adding more help at the position. According to Arizona Sport’s John Gambadoro, he would quote “expect the Cardinals to kick the tires on cornerbacks Aqib Talib, Tramon Williams and Logan Ryan”.
Second year corner Byron Murphy is also an internal candidate to replace Alford on the outside.