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Three veteran running backs the Arizona Cardinals could look at in free agency

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With the 2021 NFL offseason right around the corner we are starting to look at a number of different avenues for the Arizona Cardinals.

While we are heavy on the draft, free agency hits first and for the Cardinals there are a number of positions they can address in free agency help strengthen the core of this team.

Running back is one of those positions the Cardinals need and there are three cheap options that the Cardinals could pursue.

Let’s take a look.

Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers - Williams was the second man in the Packers running back rotation and would give the Cardinals a power back who runs incredibly hard north and south. He would be a great foil to Chase Edmonds style of running.

Williams is only looking at a two or three year deal in the range of $4-5 million a season. As a soon-to-be 26-year old, he could be a nice signing for the team.

Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts - The 25-year old Mack had a good career in Indy and is coming off an achilles injury, meaning he will be a cheap signing. If he can make it back to where he was pre-injury it could be a huge steal for the team.

Mack could just be looking at something like one-year for $3 million, something a cash strapped Cardinals team could use.

Carlos Hyde, Seattle Seahawks - Hyde is the elderly statesmen of the group, but he would be an older version of Williams. He isn’t the receiver of the other two, but he’d give the Cardinals a perfect compliment to Edmonds catch and slash style with his straight-foward, hard-nosed running.

Hyde is likely going to only get a one or two year deal at about $3-4 million a year.

What do you think of these free agent options and how would you rank them?