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.
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