Cardinals release Cory Redding

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The Cardinals cleared a bit more cap space to work with as offseason workouts get underway and the draft draws closer.

The team announced on Monday that they have released veteran defensive lineman Cory Redding. Redding was set to count $4 million against the cap this season and the Cardinals will get $3 million of that money back as a result of the move.

Redding played 12 games for the Cardinals last season, but didn’t play in the postseason after injuring his ankle late in the year. A longtime starter with the Colts, Ravens and Lions since entering the league in 2003, Redding was a backup with Arizona and the Cardinals have plenty of depth up front without Redding in the picture.

Calais Campbell, Frostee Rucker, Rodney Gunter, Corey Peters, Ed Stinson and Red Bryant are all available up front for the Cardinals and the team could add more help in the draft later this month.