The Cardinals also announced that they have released outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield. He was a fourth round draft pick in 2010.
What a busy day it was in Glendale. Winston, formerly with the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs, agreed to a one-year pact and will compete for the starting right-tackle job. The 35-year-old Abraham, who had 32 1/2 sacks with the Atlanta Falcons the past three seasons, agreed to a two-year contract.
“I’m kind of going into this wide-eyed and knowing that I have to go and compete and win another spot like I have the last seven years,” the 29-year-old Winston said yesterday via SiriusXM NFL Radio and azcentral.com. “That’s kind of the way I always approach it, no matter what my contract’s always been or the stipulations have been.”
Look for Abraham to be a situational pass rusher for the Cardinals – that's his forte of course. He should still make an impact, especially on third-and-long defensive passing situations.
"That’d be a good addition for us,” linebacker Daryl Washington explained to azcentral.com. “We played up in Atlanta last year and the guy got up on the quarterback. It’s amazing how he can do that.”
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