Cardinals release Rolle; announce tenders

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

As expected, the Cardinals released starting FS Antrel Rolle Thursday afternoon, in addition to tendering one-year qualifying contract offers to five restricted free agents — WR Steve Breaston, starting ORG Deuce Lutui, TE Ben Patrick, starting C Lyle Sendlein and DT Gabe Watson.
The Cardinals are expected to continue trying to work out a new long-term deal for Rolle, who joined the team in 2005 as its first-round selection (eighth overall) in the NFL draft out of the University of Miami. Rolle appeared in 68 regular-season games (59 starts) over the past five seasons and collected 396 tackles (295 solos), 12 interceptions, four forced fumbles and 1½ sacks. He also played in six postseason contests with the Cardinals, collecting 36 tackles (23 solos), one interception and one fumble recovery.
Breaston received a first-round tender, while each of the other four RFAs received a second-round tender.

The team has also extended offers to three exclusive-rights free agents — CB Michael Adams, FB Nehemiah Broughton and DE Jeremy Clark.
The team also announced that it has has re-signed DE Keilen Dykes, who was active for two games with the Cardinals in 2009 while also spending time on Arizona's practice squad.


For the most authoritative NFL draft news and free-agency analysis, visit