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Arizona Cardinals restructure Jordan Phillips contract to make room for Zach Ertz

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When it comes to the salary cap and needing to create space there is always one big way to do that.

Restructure one of the current higher paid players on the roster.

The Arizona Cardinals did just that after their trade for Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz.

From Field Yates:

It was Jordan Phillips this time on the receiving end of the restructure and like always the Cardinals will worry about today’s salary cap constraints tomorrow as the Cardinals tacked on two voidable years at the end of Phillips contract.

That means the Cardinals will have Phillips on the books after his contract with the team is up, barring any type of extension.

It was needed though, as Jess Root reported:

He is due $5.67 million for the rest of the season from the Cardinals, but as of a few days ago, they had less than $3 million in space under the salary cap.

So, the Cardinals now have Ertz and a little bit of cap room to head into the end of the 2021 NFL season.