Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Tyrann Mathieu handled his release from the Cardinals in the classiest way

Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu leads the team on to the field prior to an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit Sunday Oct. 11 2015 Tyrann Mathieu handled his release from the Cardinals in the classiest way
Shannon Reynolds | 15 March, 2018, 01:18

I think the recent release of former Arizona Cardinals' safety Tyrann Mathieu is one of those rare opportunities that Dallas must break the bank for. He fell to the third round of the NFL Draft after a drug-related suspension at LSU which caused him to miss the entire 2012 season. The Cardinals save $14 million in cap space with the move.

Had the Cardinals picked up the option on Mathieu's contract it would have guaranteed the defensive back $19 million over the next two seasons. "What we're potentially going to do in free agency, how that affects our cap situation - I feel like we have a pretty good grasp on that".

Clearly, this is a financial decision for Arizona, which saw Mathieu rise as a productive member of the franchise's secondary for multiple seasons.

Through five seasons in Arizona, Mathieu recorded 41 passes defended, 24 tackles for a loss, 11 interceptions, four sacks, and four forced fumbles. The Pro Bowler is entering his sixth season in the National Football League, which is a rare find in free agency. Mathieu said the team asked him to take a pay cut. "We all wish Tyrann nothing but continued success in his career and beyond".

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In this way, I will not be able to live. "I'm under a lot of stress and lost my cool". Blaming the media for following her round the clock, she said, "My baby is unwell".

Whether or not the Giants should sign Mathieu will likely come down to price.

Mathieu, 25, finished three of his five seasons on injured reserve thanks to two major knee injuries - a torn ACL and LCL in 2013 and a torn ACL in 2015. He battled back again to start 10 games in 2016 and all 16 games in 2017.

However that won't stop the team from being mentioned with any and all free agents, even those that they don't have any interest in at this time such as recently-released Miami tackle Ndamukong Suh and Green Bay's Jordy Nelson.

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