NFL: Cardinals drop S Rolle, tender offer to WR Breaston
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have released starting safety Antrel Rolle.
Thursday’s move had been expected because the Cardinals wanted to avoid paying him the $4 million roster bonus and $8 million salary he is due.
General manager Rod Graves has indicated the team would be interested in re-signing Rolle. The team also has lost starting inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, who became an unrestricted free agent after being given the franchise tag the past two years.
In addition, Arizona tendered one-year qualifying contract offers to five players — wide receiver Steve Breaston, guard Deuce Lutui, center Lyle Sendlein, tight end Ben Patrick and nose tackle Gabe Watson.