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Arizona Cardinals hit a home run with Rodney Hudson trade

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When the Arizona Cardinals missed on Corey Linsley it was a bit of a disappointment.

They had made it a priority to find a veteran center to help anchor the offense and help Kyler Murray take the next step into superstardom.

Disappointment quickly turned to excitement when it was reported the Las Vegas Raiders would be releasing three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson.

Then, Steve Keim struck quickly deciding to not allow Hudson into the free agent market where the soon-to-be 32-year old would find a bevy of high paying suitors, instead he offered up a third round pick in exchange for Hudson and a seventh round pick from the Raiders.

In Hudson, you are getting a different type of player than what the Cardinals have had along the offensive line.

He’s a veteran leader, who has not only the admiration, but respect of those around the league:

It’s a massive get for the Cardinals, Steve Keim and most of all for the continued growth of Kyler Murray.

Impressive to say the least.