Cards can start releasing players @ 1:01 PM Phx time today… Derek Anderson, Gerald Hayes and possibly Joey Porter if he’s not willing to restructure his deal… If Cards releases all three, it will create abt 10 milllion in cap space.
The Cards are expected to announce all their signings tomorrow after 3:01 PM Phx time.
Free agent T Max Starks has interest in coming to the Cardinals and he has spoken w/ Russ Grimm. Reports are Starks maybe little over weight, worst case scenario he would be back up but can both tackles positions. If the Cardinals signed Starks I’m hearing that maybe they put him on PUP until he’s in shape, low risk high reward.
Lutui… Cardinals still need to find another guard, I’m hearing Arizona would like to upgrade @ RG position, it appears that Deuce Lutui may not be in their long term plans.
Sendlein… They are making progress w/ Lyle, very underated player who wants to be here, it’s important to bring Sendlein. Don’t have any depth at this position.
Watson… Look for the Cardinals to offer NT Gabe Watson a contract, after Dan Williams Arizona is very thin @ nose tackle a needs some depth at this position.
Iwebema… The Cards are willing to bring defensive tackle Kenny Iwebema back this year, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament last yr when his foot got caught in the turf. I’m hearing they’ll put Iwebema on PUP until he’s ready to practice.
Branch… Paging Alan Branch, Paging Alan Branch… Give your position coach a call!
Physically Unable to Perform is the term for a rule in the NFL which allows teams to designate players as "Physically Unable to Perform" or "PUP". Once they are designated as such, they are prohibited from practicing with the team. They can, however, rehabilitate and participate in team meetings. If a player begins training camp on the PUP list, they can be moved to the active roster at any time, even after one practice. A player is not allowed to be placed on the PUP list if they start training camp on the active roster, even if they take part in only the first few minutes of the first practice.
A player who begins the regular season on the PUP list must sit out his team's first six games. After that point, a team has three weeks to start having the player practice; once the player begins practicing, the team has another three weeks to put the player on the active roster. If the player is not activated by that time, or if he does not begin practicing within that three week window, he must remain on the PUP list for the remainder of the season.