Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Cardinals could make major changes at linebacker

About the Author

Dan Arkush
Executive editor

Recent posts by Dan Arkush

Baylor WR Williams in first-round conversation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:26 p.m.

Thompson: Packers not worried about leadership void

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m.

Seahawks GM likes 'win-win' QB situation

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Packers RB Harris looks like a real keeper

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m.

Related Stories

Cardinals release RB Wells

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 8:02 p.m.

Cardinals part ways with SS Wilson

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:53 p.m.

Steelers sign CB Gay

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals: 2013 team needs

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1 p.m.

Cardinals release LB Bradley, CB Gay

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:44 a.m.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.

Cardinals promote Licht to VP of player personnel

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m.

Cardinals hire Goodwin, Bowles and Moore

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 4:35 p.m.

Browns hire Horton as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:26 p.m.

Cardinals hire Arians as head coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 9:28 p.m.
Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
By Dan Arkush

With the exception of quarterback, where a new starter is expected via free agency, trade or the draft, the position that could change the most for the Cardinals is linebacker, where we hear it's possible only one of the four LBs who began the season as a starter (Paris Lenon) might return to the team. OLBs Joey Porter and Clark Haggans are both age 33 (Haggans turns 34 on Jan. 10), and Porter,  a noteworthy free-agent addition whose salary will jump to $5.7 million if he sticks around, was a big disappointment. Inside, veteran Gerald Hayes couldn't stay healthy and was ineffective when he was able to play. Rookies Daryl Washington and O'Brien Schofield had their moments inside and outside, respectively. "But neither of them wowed anybody," one daily team observer said "There really is a big need for outside pass rushers. Schofield is about the only young guy they've got right now at the position."

Comments ()