The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have released defensive end Darius Philon.
Philon signed with the Cardinals on March 21, and they expected him to play a big role in their defense. But he was arrested Friday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Cardinals paid Philon a $4 million signing bonus, so it was an expensive mistake.
Philon posted a $5,000 bond Saturday and was released from custody.
Philon allegedly pointed a gun at a dancer in the parking lot of a strip club in May.
The Chargers made Philon a sixth-round choice in 2015, and he played four seasons for them before leaving in free agency this offseason.