The Cardinals didn’t draft guard Jonathan Cooper with the seventh overall pick so that he could sit on the bench, so it is no surprise that his arrival has coincided with the departure of a veteran starter from last season.
The Cardinals announced Monday that guard Adam Snyder has been released after making 14 starts for the team last season. Three of those starts were at center as Snyder shuffled over to cover for injuries to Lyle Sendlein and Rich Ohrnberger. Snyder, who broke into the NFL with the 49ers, signed a five-year deal with the Cardinals before last season and may be designated as a “June 1″ cut to spread out the remaining cap hit from the $17.5 million deal the Cardinals will absorb over the next two years.
With Arizona also adding Earl Watford in the fifth round, there was no longer room on the roster for guard Jeremiah Warren. Warren signed with the team in January.
The Cardinals also announced the addition of 16 undrafted free agents. They are: Clemson wide receiver Jaron Brown; Arizona wide receiver Dan Buckner; Colorado State tackle Joe Caprioglio; Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens; Cincinnati linebacker Dan Giordano; Oklahoma safety Javon Harris; California cornerback Josh Hill; Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson; Alabama A&M tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb; Wyoming linebacker Korey Jones; Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Javone Lawson; Marist wide receiver Michael Rios; Florida A&M Padric Scott; NW Missouri State wide receiver Tyler Shaw; Tennessee cornerback Prentiss Waggner and San Jose State cornerback Ronnie Yell.