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Vonnie Holliday returns to the Cardinals

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The Cardinals weren’t done getting the band back together when they re-signed Clark Haggans last week.

Defensive end Vonnie Holliday is also returning for another year in the dry desert air. The Cardinals announced that they have re-signed Holliday to a one-year contract on Monday afternoon. It’s a move they’ve wanted to make for some time, but wasn’t feasible until after they got Calais Campbell squared away with a new contract.

Holliday played in all 16 games for the Cardinals as a reserve last season, recording 16 tackles and no sacks. With Campbell and Darnell Dockett still around, Holliday will be in a similar reserve role this season. Assuming nothing interferes between now and Week One, this will be Holliday’s 15th season in the NFL. He’s also played for the Packers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Broncos and Redskins.

During an interview with XTRA 910 Radio, via SportsRadioInterviews.com, safety Adrian Wilson said he thought the defense was the Cardinals’ best unit and that they “should be the ones winning games for us.” Holliday gives the team another piece to make that happen.

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11 Responses to “Vonnie Holliday returns to the Cardinals”
  1. beedubyatoo says: Jun 11, 2012 4:38 PM

    When did the Packers make him their first round pick, about 1985? Who does he think he is, George Blanda?

  2. chuckxx says: Jun 11, 2012 5:32 PM

    I remember when he played for the Chiefs. That seems like a thousand years ago. At age 36 one has to ask themselves just how effective can he be as a linebacker in todays fast paced game.

  3. larryfitzgerald4mvp says: Jun 11, 2012 5:46 PM

    “One has to ask themselves how effective can he be as a linebacker”

    …good thing he’s a DE

  4. calhounlambeau says: Jun 11, 2012 6:00 PM

    Vonnie Holliday would not play linebacker, he’d be be a backup DE and DT depending on their front..And yes, it seems like Holliday has beeb in the league for 25 years, his name just never goes away, he’s definitely doing something right. You only play 10+ years if you’re special in some way.

  5. truths4all says: Jun 11, 2012 6:01 PM

    @beedubyatoo

    No, Holliday is better than Blanda because he plays a physical down and dirty position. Blanda played “skilled positions” where he did not have to get regularly hit and hit hard, especially unlike today where the ferocity and magnitude of the hits make concussions easier to come by. Old George would not have played as long by today’s game violence, even as encountered by kickers and QBs.

    One thing Holliday brings to the Cards is his experience and strength as last season, he rarely got pushed back or blocked out and he kept his gap discipline every time.

  6. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Jun 11, 2012 6:03 PM

    Solid move especially since he’s lost some weight. Great locker room guy and Depth.

  7. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 11, 2012 6:06 PM

    chuckxx says: Jun 11, 2012 5:32 PM

    I remember when he played for the Chiefs. That seems like a thousand years ago. At age 36 one has to ask themselves just how effective can he be as a linebacker in todays fast paced game.
    ——————-
    Actually, one has to ask themselves why he would switch to being a defensive lineman to playing linebacker in his 15th year in the league at age 36.

  8. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 11, 2012 6:07 PM

    *from being a defensive lineman

  9. imjinbrdgr says: Jun 11, 2012 6:29 PM

    16 games, 16 tackles, no sacks. Sounds about right for him. I have never understood the attraction of this guy. When he played for the Packers he was invisible in every big game he played in.

  10. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jun 11, 2012 6:32 PM

    Will coach someday

  11. reppster says: Jun 11, 2012 7:17 PM

    This guy talked at my middle school when I was in 7th grade, 7th grade was about 14 years ago, I asked him what it was like being in Madden!

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