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Cardinals haven’t shown interest in re-signing Breaston

Brandon Flowers, Kendrick Lewis, Steve Breaston AP

The Cardinals may watch another one of their best young homegrown players walk away via free agency this offseason.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic passes along the  surprising news that Arizona has shown “little interest” in re-signing receiver Steve Breaston to a new contract.  The collective bargaining agreement doesn’t seem to be the issue here.

Somers says that the team either just doesn’t want to spend the money or has concerns about Breaston’s long term health.  The fourth-year receiver tore his meniscus early in the season, and has played through pain much of the year.  He saw his playing time limited against the Cowboys on Christmas.

Breaston put up over 1,700 yards combined between 2008-2009 as the team’s No. 3 receiver, and his 2010 production hasn’t fallen off much considering the team’s quarterback mess.  He leads the team in yards-per-catch and has 692 yards.  Somers believes letting Breaston walk could send a dangerous message to the rest of the team.

“No player worked harder to make himself relevant than did Breaston,” Somers wrote.
Breaston is going to get paid well whenever free agency starts.  It’s looking more likely he won’t get paid by the Cardinals.
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19 Responses to “Cardinals haven’t shown interest in re-signing Breaston”
  1. FinFan68 says: Dec 29, 2010 9:46 AM

    The cardinals haven’t shown interest in much of anything this year.

  2. biglebronski says: Dec 29, 2010 9:47 AM

    Cleveland could use a good receiver.

  3. romosexualtendencies says: Dec 29, 2010 10:02 AM

    Maybe because he’s injured 60% of the time

  4. casht1874 says: Dec 29, 2010 10:02 AM

    If they don’t resign Breaston, they’re on the fast track to losing Fitz, and being the Cards of old with a new stadium. I don’t think too many teams are offering contracts right now because of the labor situation. I think he resigns.

  5. sterilizecromartie says: Dec 29, 2010 10:04 AM

    He would be a nice fit in Cleveland. Bradford could use a WR in STL as well. He could even be usefull as a solid #2 WR on a team like KC. Just about any team can use a guy like Breaston in one way or another. He is a good player.

  6. blacktoothgrinn says: Dec 29, 2010 10:12 AM

    Uncle Al doesn’t mind paying well, he could be a great #1WR for the Raiders.

  7. cbusbrownie says: Dec 29, 2010 10:31 AM

    Yes, but no damaged goods need to be shipped to Cleveland. So many years of second rate talent have worn down even the truest of Brownie fans.

  8. raiderinpa says: Dec 29, 2010 10:38 AM

    Better pay the man since L Fitz will be wearing Silver & Black next year!! (Post-Christmas Wish)

  9. flyerscup2010 says: Dec 29, 2010 10:43 AM

    after the way this year went down, i think there’s no way fitz re-signs.

  10. righthereisay says: Dec 29, 2010 10:48 AM

    Maybe because of this:

    See around second 12-13, where Breaston slows to a stop at the 45 yard line. he ended up pushing Harrison into the end zone after Fitzgerald illegally ran out of bounds for 50 yards.

    If he ran hard he would have tackled Harrison well before the goal line, and who knows what would have happened after that.

  11. Jack Burton says: Dec 29, 2010 10:50 AM

    It doesn’t help his cause that he was injured often this year.

  12. sbs9101314304043 says: Dec 29, 2010 11:01 AM

    Breaston grew up and played football in Pittsburgh. The fix was in. lol.
    He is great palyer and has a ton of heart. Would be nice to see him in Black and Gold.
    Don’t forget his return skills.

  13. phinfan says: Dec 29, 2010 11:29 AM

    come to miami!

  14. nygiantstones says: Dec 29, 2010 12:11 PM

    Wow, what a joke. Looks like the Bidwells won for abut 5 minutes and that was enough spending money for them.

  15. ravenspit says: Dec 29, 2010 1:33 PM

    Yes the Browns could use Breaston, but remember: He’s a U of M grad – the Browns mistreat U of M receivers. Just ask Edward Scissorhands.

  16. freebird2011 says: Dec 29, 2010 1:36 PM

    Breaston will probably end up in Pittsburgh or New England.

  17. satanphoenix says: Dec 29, 2010 3:11 PM

    @righthereisay

    You should have looked at the video of the Cards @Rams. The burst of speed Breaston showed in getting to OL carrying the ball to perform a strip was PHENOMENAL

    For everyone else the real problem the AFC/NFC West has in being awful lies in LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Antrel Rolle may have put it best when he said one of the things he liked about being NY Giant was that it was a lot easier for him to fly his mother to NYC than to Phoenix from FL. It’s not only distance but the time zones that make NFC/AFC West Cities undesirable for free agents.

  18. somesome says: Dec 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    With Mason retiring he could team up with Boldin in Baltimore.

  19. pukey60 says: Dec 29, 2010 7:30 PM

    Hey Steve, it’s the Patriots calling.

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