Steve Keim: We’ve had success with late-summer signings in the past

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It’s a slow stretch in the NFL calendar as teams take breaks before returning to training camp, but there are still free agents on the market and some could wind up landing jobs in the next few weeks.

Arizona might be a spot to watch. They have an open roster spot after dispatching cornerback David Amerson and they have some cap space to work with in an effort to further reshape the team after a dismal 2018 season.

General Manager Steve Keim suggested recently that the team will be doing just that.

“We had a lot of success in the past when we have had late-summer signings,” Keim said, via the team’s website. “There are players out there that we can find that will make this football team better.”

Safety Tre Boston was a late addition to the roster last year and cornerback Tramon Williams fit the bill in 2017. The Cardinals also have the top spot in the waiver order to use as a mechanism to add players as other teams make their cuts in a couple of months.

9 responses to “Steve Keim: We’ve had success with late-summer signings in the past

  1. This guy has not learned that the less you say the less you have to justify….In the words of Ron White “you can’t fix stupid”

  2. Keim talking about success is more than laughable as evidenced by the fact the Cards can’t keep good coaching help and players want to leave. Perhaps he feels still having a job makes him the authority on “success” but Cardinal fans only have to look at his draft history, his incompetence managing the cap and inability to assemble an even mediocre 0-line (which he allegedly knows something about being a former lineman) throughout his tenure…in addition to his off field issues. The only guys Keim signs late in the summer are guys other teams have deemed unlikely to perform after being on IR and who join the rapid rotation of players coming from IR to going back to IR after a few games.
    Long suffering Cards fans don’t want to hear anything this clown has to say and are simply waiting for the latest experiment to fail in hopes it will be the end of Keim time and Bidwill will be forced to hire a real GM.

  3. To be clear, the armchair GMs above are saying that the Cardinals should not sign anybody new after today, and that late signings should dictate your Won-Loss record. The world needs ditch diggers too!

  4. “There are players out there that we can find that will make this football team better.”
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    That may be true for the Cardinals, but not for too many other teams.

  5. Using “dismal” to describe the 2018 season is the very definition of understatement.

  6. Long suffering Cards fans don’t want to hear anything this clown has to say and are simply waiting for the latest experiment to fail in hopes it will be the end of Keim time and Bidwill will be forced to hire a real GM.
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    Not true at all. We can’t wait to watch them beat the Niners like a drum, and return to winning in Seattle again. Their offense is going to be much better this season.

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