Found April 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Guard Adam Snyder, who started 14 games for the Cardinals last season after signing as a free agent, was released on Monday. The team also cut guard Jeremiah Warren. The team apparently deemed them expendable after drafting two guards: first-round pick Jonathan Cooper out of North Carolina and fourth-rounder Earl Watford out of James Madison. Snyder was due to make 4 million this season, but the Cardinals won't save anything by cutting him. The Cardinals could designate Snyder's release as a June 1 cut, meaning that after carrying his 4 million remaining hit on the salary cap through June 1, they could spread it over two seasons, with 1 million in 2013 and 3 million in 2014. If they do not, they must carry the entire hit this season. Snyder, who started for San Francisco before joining the Cardinals as a free agent, received a 5 million bonus when he signed a five-year deal in 2012. The Cardinals also announced the signing of 16 rookie free agents. The breakdown includes five wide receivers, three cornerbacks, three linebackers, two safeties, two offensive tackles and one nose tackle. The most recognizable name is 6-foot-4 Arizona wide receiver Dan Buckner, who caught 103 passes in two seasons with the Wildcats. The group also includes a pair of safeties from Oklahoma, Tony Jefferson and Javon Harris. Jefferson was a second-team who had 119 tackles last year and was projected by many as a mid-round draft pick. Harris had six interceptions last year. Third-round draft pick Tyrann Mathieu is being projected as a safety, but the Cardinals have a need at the position after cutting both of last season's starting safeties. The remainder of the free agents are: Wide receivers Jaron Brown of Clemson, Javone Lawson of Louisiana-Lafayette, Michael Rios of Marist and Tyler Shaw of Northwest Missouri State. Linebackers Kenny Demens of Michigan, Dan Giordano of Cincinnati and Korey Jones of Wyoming. Cornerbacks Josh Hill of California, Prentiss Waggner of Tennessee and Ronnie Yell of San Jose State. Tackles Joe Carioglio of Colorado State and Jamaal Johnson-Webb of Alabama A&M. Nose tackle Patric Scott of Florida A&M.

Deion Sanders reportedly pushed for teams to draft Tyrann Mathieu at the combine

According to the National Football Post, Deion Sanders was doing his best to sell Tyrann Mathieu to NFL teams at the scouting combine back in February. Tyrann Mathieu should send Deion Sanders a thank you card. One of the reasons Mathieu’s draft stock rebounded is Sanders was pushing him hard. It started at the combine, where Prime Time sought out team executives with the intent...

Report: Cardinals won't guarantee Mathieu's salary

Cardinals draft pick Tyrann Mathieu admitted in his conference call with Arizona media members last Friday that there would be stipulations in his contract to keep him on the straight and narrow after an admitted marijuana problem derailed his college career at LSU and dropped him from a possible first-round pick to a third-rounder. If its a drug test on a weekly basis, thats what...

Report: Tyrann Mathieu’s Agent Says Controversial Cornerback Will Get Guaranteed Money From Cardinals

In a case of talent vs. trouble, Tyrann Mathieu and his agent are betting that talent will win out once again. The Arizona Cardinals picked Mathieu in the third round of the NFL draft this year, grabbing a player who is unarguably talented but carries quite a bit of baggage into his professional career. Mathieu had several missteps while at LSU, including being kicked off the team...

Tyrann Mathieu’s contract will contain guranteed money, will also submit to weekly drug testing

There was a report from earlier today that the Arizona Cardinals will not be giving Tyrann Mathieu any guaranteed money with his rookie contract. Mathieu’s agent told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that Mathieu’s contract will in fact contain some guaranteed money and that they won’t sign a deal that doesn’t include any.

Tyrann Mathieu Will Play Free Safety For Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals new regime is off to a great start in their dealings with Tyrann Mathieu. Many people thought Mathieu might play corner where he would be responsible for covering a lot of good receivers in the league. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians instead will play Mathieu at free safety where they can immediately take advantage...

Tyrann Mathieu will play Free Safety For The Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals new regime is off to a great start in their dealings with Tyrann Mathieu. Many people thought Mathieu might play corner where he would be responsible for covering a lot of good receivers in the league. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians instead will play Mathieu at free safety where they can immediately take advantage...

Cardinals May Approach CB Patrick Peterson Regarding A Long-Term Extension

Mike Jurecki tweets that the Cardinals would like re-sign CB Patrick Peterson to a long-term contract at some point during the season. Jurecki adds that Peterson has the same agent as their recent fourth-round pick Tyrann Mathieu. Peter King mentioned in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that Mathieu’s contract would include no guaranteed money, but his agent has since...

Tyrann Mathieu’s Agent: Reports Of No Guaranteed Money Are “Ridiculous”

Yesterday we made our readers aware of the reports surfacing about the impending contract Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu was set to sign. According to those sources, Mathieu’s contract would include no guaranteed money, forcing the once troubled defensive back to earn every dollar he makes on a week to week basis. Several people in the media and some associated...

Tyrann Mathieu Will Receive No Guaranteed Money From the Cardinals

The Cardinals are taking no chances with Honey Badger. They are going to drug test him like he is on probation from Rikers Island and they aren’t going to give him any money. In essence, he is going to be treated like an undrafted free agent with a drug problem. The Cardinals, one league source said earlier Sunday, will randomly drug test Mathieu as often as weekly after he signs...

Report: Tyrann Mathieu refuses to sign deal with no guaranteed money

If you were to ask teams around the NFL for the rookie who most needs to prove himself, the answer you will most likely hear is that of Arizona Cardinals third-round selection Tyrann Mathieu. After all, he has not played in a college football game since the BCS National Championship Game in 2012. He missed all of last season due to expulsion from the football team after testing positive...

Grade the Arizona Cardinals 2013 NFL Draft

  1.   Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina  (Draft Profile) 2.   Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU (Draft Profile) 3.   Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU  (Draft Profile) 4.   Alex Okafor, DE, Texas (Draft Profile) 4.   Earl Watford, OG, James Madison  (Draft Profile) 5.   Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford  (Draft Profile) 6.   Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M  (Draft Profile) 6.   Andre...

Tyrann Mathieu Deserves Guaranteed Money, But Cardinals Should Follow Patriots’ Blueprint With Aaron Hernandez

The Arizona Cardinals made Tyrann Mathieu a third-round draft pick, and they should pay him as such. After making Mathieu the 69th pick in last weekend’s NFL draft, the Cardinals made it know they didn’t plan to compensate him in conjunction with his draft value. The reported offer was to include no guaranteed money, but Mathieu and his agents balked at that offer — and rightfully...
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