The cornerback market is beginning to thin out.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the team is expected to announce the signing of former Panther Richard Marshall on Saturday.
Marshall was a solid player for much of his time in Carolina, starting 32 games over the last two seasons. He struggled in 2010, but was considerably better before that.
This move should quiet talk that the Cardinals could pick up Asante Samuel in a possible trade. Marshall figures to start opposite rookie Patrick Peterson, who remains unsigned.
UPDATE: The Cardinals announced the Marshall move, saying the sides have agreed to terms. They also signed undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Tae Evans and released cornerback Da’Mon Merkerson.
SECOND UPDATE: We’re told that the Marshall deal has not yet been signed. So it’s not a done deal until the deal is done. That said, it’s expected that, in short order, the contract will be signed.