In the wake of former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden agreeing to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, McFadden’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that the free-agent deal we reported earlier today is proof that Rosenhaus can find common ground with team officials.
Because Rosenhaus also represents disgruntled Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Edgerrin James, there has been rampant speculation that the agent has trouble negotiating with Arizona team management.
“This contract should put all that speculation to rest,” Rosenhaus told the Republic. “I know that people think my relationship with the team is strained, but when you have several clients with one team, you’re going to have situations come up.”
According to the article, McFadden’s total of $5 million in guaranteed money to be paid out in 2009 includes a base salary of $3.75 million, a $1 million roster bonus and a $250,000 workout bonus. McFadden is scheduled to be paid a $5 million base salary in 2010, but that figure isn’t guaranteed.


  1. So what’s Drew’s point here? Is he trying to say…..”Hey, look…I’m not an unreaqsonable sleaze-bag like everybody is trying to portray me as.”
    No Drew….we all already knew that you were a sleazy weasel a long time ago.

  2. I would have liked to see them chase Chris McAllister first, as I don’t know much about McFadden. Solid pickup though, and one that will make the defensive secondary deeper.
    Now lets get the Boldin and James situations taken care of, and extend Wilson, Dansby, and Dockett. Then take care of building depth – get more contributors like last offseason.
    Good move Cards, now keep it up!

  3. steelers defensive did not miss a beat this year with mcfadden out of the lineup. william gay held it down this year.
    good luck to mcfadden though. he will work well with rogers-cromartie.
    steelers need to save money for all the free agents they have coming up next year.

  4. all future players take notice before signing on with a douche bag like rosenhaus; do you only care about money or do you want a bust in canton? rosenhaus may produce respectable cantracts but none of those whom he represents will ever see canton. drew is a tool as are most of those whom he represents. total loser who could’nt make it in football or hollywood so he’s leached on to talent for the lime light.

  5. The Steelers are “further weakened?” McFadden missed six games, and the defense didn’t miss a beat. I’m surprised Baltimore didn’t go after him…then again, losing Corey Ivy is actually an addition to that defense, so maybe they felt they could milk yet another year out of Rolle.
    I love McFadden, he’s a great pick-up for the Cardinals, but I think the overlying thought here has to be that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was abused so badly in the Super Bowl, the Cardinals needed to shore up that position.

  6. good-bye bryant. hope you enjoyed playing championship football for the last few years, alas those days are over for you. you’ll be missed (though not that much, willie gay will fill in just fine) as you go the way of fanaca, porter, washington, hope, randle-el to name a few.

  7. noolong you must be another delusional Steelers fan. DRC did not have a good Super Bowl. But if you think the signing of McFadden has anything to do with how Dominique played in the Bowl you are way off.
    The kid is a future pro bowler. He shut down Roddy White and Steve Smith, and has shown he is a true #1 corner. The signing is to shore up the other side of the field. With McFadden most likely pushing Rod Hood to the nickel, the Cardinals will have one of the deepest set or corners in the league.

  8. hopefully DRC doesnt fall off in his second year like his cousin did, just saying.

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