The Cardinals said earlier this offseason they weren’t ready to cut linebacker Joey Porter, but it will be easy to do so if they don’t like what they see in training camp.
Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com points out that Porter is guaranteed $1 million in 2011, but it’s only guaranteed for injury, not skill. So if Porter stays healthy in camp, the Cardinals could cut him without facing any financial penalty.
Porter is due $5.75 million in 2011. It’s hard to imagine he’ll be worth that money no matter how he looks in camp, so the Cardinals may not want to risk him getting hurt and just cut their losses when the lockout ends.