* Immediate big name free agents like Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle come first.
It would be a shock if the Cardinals could afford to keep Dansby. Rolle looks likely to get cut and hit the market, but the Cardinals would like to keep him. It will be tough if Rolle gets offers for Adrian Wilson-type money, because he’s not that caliber of player.
* The team told Darnell Dockett how important he is to the team. Depending on how free agency goes, the team may be able to give him an extension, but probably not until the season is closer. He has two years left on his deal.
“If we can, we’ll address it,” G.M. Rod Graves said regarding Dockett. “If not, we won’t have any other choice but
to delay it.”
* Progress is being made on a possible contract extension for Ken Whisenhunt.
* Anquan Boldin only has one year left on his contract, but an extension doesn’t appear to be in the works. The Cardinals are open to a trade.
“We’re going to look at all of the options available to us,” Graves
It’s telling that Boldin is behind Dockett in line despite having a year less on his contract. It makes us think the Cardinals may finally deal Boldin while they still can.