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Cardinals pick up Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option

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Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon has been a starter in all three of his NFL seasons, so it’s no surprise that Arizona wants to keep him around.

The Cardinals officially picked up Bucannon’s fifth-year option today. That means Bucannon gets an $8.7 million salary for 2018, and that salary is guaranteed for injury, although the Cardinals could still choose to release him if he’s healthy.

Bucannon’s 2016 season was cut short by an ankle injury, but he started the first 13 games. He started all 16 games in 2015.

The cardinals took Bucannon with the 27th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

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6 Responses to “Cardinals pick up Deone Bucannon’s fifth-year option”
  1. imthedudedude says: Apr 26, 2017 12:35 PM

    As they should! He’s an absolute beast who could end up being the best player on this defense next year.

  2. cakesw says: Apr 26, 2017 12:36 PM

    No brainer

    Good move, good player

    Should be one of the next Cardinals to get long term deal

  3. kcflake says: Apr 26, 2017 12:40 PM

    Man, I wish the Chiefs had taken Buchanan, instead of Dee Ford.

  4. devanchase says: Apr 26, 2017 12:52 PM

    Didn’t Dee Ford have double digit sacks last year?

  5. cardinalsfan87 says: Apr 26, 2017 12:56 PM

    Buc is a stud. He’s up next for a big extension.

  6. dwoofer says: Apr 26, 2017 4:16 PM

    he might end up back at safety if D-Wash stays

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