The Arizona Cardinals tendered linebacker and special teamer Ezekiel “Zeke” Turner, according to Ian Rapoport.
The #AZCardinals officially tendered LB and special teamer Zeke Turner as a right of first refusal free agent, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
Turner, the former undrafted agent out of the University of Washington, has been one of the Cardinals’ most consistent players on their special teams unit.
The 24-year-old is coming off a stellar 2020 season, making seven special team tackles, two blocked punts, and hauling in a 26-yard reception on a fake punt.
Right of first refusal means the Cardinals can match any offer made to Turner by other NFL teams. If the Cardinals choose to not match the offer, the new team will not have to give up any draft compensation because Turner was an undrafted free agent.
In other news today, the Cardinals also re-signed punter Andy Lee to a one-year deal according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
#AZCardinals are bringing back P Andy Lee on a one-year deal, sources say.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2021
The soon-to-be 39-year-old has been a consistent punter for the Cardinals since joining the team in 2018.
Lee averaged 44.8 yards per punt while landing 21 punts within the 20-yard line last season. He also completed that 26-yard pass to Zeke Turner in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles.