The cards still have a few days left to re-sign some of their own free agents before the contracts expire, even though the players know what their market might look like on Monday. What happens especially with linebacker Markus Golden is worth seeing, but also the result of the future free agent like linebacker Deone Bucannon, the security Tre Boston and the defensive Lineman Rodney Gunter is fascinating.
Keim has recognized the free agency – whatever form it will take in the end – this offseason will be important. The Cardinals need work on the broad receiver corps, on the offensive and defensive lines and on the linebacker.
At the receiver, the cardinals must create a depth map with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Keim said the team needs playmakers in the room. Players on the market include Randall Cobb (who played for passing game coordinator Tom Clements and wide receiver David Raih coach), Tavon Austin and Phillip Dorsett.
In the offensive line, the addition of Gilbert will slightly change the equation, but finding an interior player like a freelance DJ DJ Fluker, Andy Levitre or Rodger Safford still seem possible. In the defensive line, the cards need help, especially when Gunter leaves. Players like Henry Anderson and Danny Shelton should be among those who should be available.
Following the release of Bynes and Bucannon's unknown future, linebacker assistance is needed. There are known names that are available, such as K.J. Wright, C.J. Mosley or Brandon Marshall, the latter who has played for defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in Denver over the last two years. The future of Golden ̵
The Cardinals also need a backup quarterback since Mike Glennon was released. The QB market is thin. Tyrod Taylor could fit in Kliff Kingsbury's offense, but may be looking for a starting position. Brett Hundley spent two years at Clements in Green Bay and could fit in that form.