Cardinals cut Darius Philon after his arrest

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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.