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Report: Amini Silatolu visited Cardinals Sunday

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 06:  Guard Amini Silatolu #66 of the Carolina Panthers during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Panthers 22-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Cardinals are going to have a different looking offensive line in 2016 with right tackle Bobby Massie signing with the Bears as a free agent, guard Ted Larsen visiting other teams and plans to move Jonathan Cooper from guard to center.

Guard Amini Silatolu may be part of the new look. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Silatolu visited with the Cardinals on Sunday.

Silatolu made nine appearances and three starts for the Panthers last season, but ended the year on injured reserve after he tore his left ACL. Silatolu also tore his right ACL in 2013 and dealt with other injuries in 2014, limiting him to 10 starts in those two seasons after he started 15 games for Carolina as a rookie.

That injury history will make it hard for the Cardinals or any other team to bank on Silatolu as a key piece of their offensive line, but he could fit as a piece in a competition for jobs on a reworked offensive line in Arizona.

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5 Responses to “Report: Amini Silatolu visited Cardinals Sunday”
  1. wfederal says: Mar 14, 2016 8:26 AM

    Injuries aside, he wasn’t even good. At all. Another great Hurney pick. Got him in the second round with Alshon Jeffrey sitting right there…

  2. jgedgar70 says: Mar 14, 2016 11:25 AM

    He was decent as a rookie. After that, he couldn’t stay on the field and wasn’t very good when he could.

  3. denham48 says: Mar 14, 2016 12:34 PM

    Massie was totally expected to leave as Humphrey is going to start next year. This would be a backup position only.

  4. footballbrain916 says: Mar 14, 2016 1:29 PM

    @wfederal He was made the all rookie team when he played 15 games so obviously has the talent when on the field. Last year while filling in for three games he actually graded out as above average. (78 in profootballfocus) if you know what that is. Injuries aside I think he is a steal for a one year prove it deal.

  5. wfederal says: Mar 14, 2016 2:23 PM

    @footballbrain916 He was serviceable as a rookie after drafting him in 2012. That’s a long time ago in football years. Since then he has been injured or been low rent on the field. 2nd round reach for that kind of player was not ideal. And you’re going to call being “above average” for 3 games a good thing? You need to set your expectations a little higher. My point is, he was a huge reach and I’m glad to see him go.

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