Cardinals Release LB Stewart Bradley and CB William Gay
Today the Arizona Cardinals announced that they have released LB Steward Bradley and CB William Gay. In 2011,¬†the¬†Arizona Cardinals¬†and linebacker¬†Stewart Bradley¬†hooked up via a five-year, $30 million contract.
About two season later, Bradley is now without a job after the Cardinals released him.
NFL.com’s Aditi Kinkhabwala¬†reported via a team source¬†that Bradley was coming through customs while returning from his honeymoon when he got the call that he was being released. The move will save $3.5 million against the salary cap, as Bradley was due to collect $5 million this season.
Gay, a 15-game starter in his first year since coming over from the¬†Pittsburgh Steelers, was due $3.225 million after triggering an escalator in his contract. His release could mean the team is counting on re-signing free agent¬†Greg Toler, who came on strong at the end of the season. (FROM NFL.COM’s Insider¬†Chris Wesseling)