The Cardinals were able to restructure Bertrand Berry’s final season under his current contract to help alleviate some salary cap issues. Much of his salary was converted to incentives, particularly due to the fact that Berry has missed the 2nd half of the past 3 seasons due to injuries. Both Cardinals’ staff and Berry are glad he will be staying in Arizona next year.
Talks are still underway regarding Larry Fitzgerald’s proposed contract restructuring; however, I’m sure this will be resolved soon. Negotiations with Calvin Pace also continue with hopes of reaching an amicable solution before free agent-to-be Pace is allowed to entertain offers from other teams.
Arizona has released Terrence Holt, Oliver Ross, and Chris Cooper to make room under the salary cap. While Ross missed all of last season due to injury and Cooper is a backup, the release of Holt – the Cardinals’ starting free safety – raised some eyebrows. While Holt did manage 75 tackles last season, he had no INTs. The Cards moved CB Antrel Rolle to safety, and along with strong safety Adrian Wilson, Holt, unfortunately, became expendible.