Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy is betting on himself.
Shaughnessy, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Raiders, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Cardinals, per a source with knowledge of the situation.
The base deal is $1 million, with the ability to make several hundred thousand more via sacks and playing time.
He had interest elsewhere (including Tennessee and Philly, where he had trips scheduled), for deals longer than a year and for more money. Shaughnessy opted instead to roll the dice on a one-year opportunity to improve his value come 2014.
The Raiders, we’re told, never even called Shaughnessy.