Cardinals open cap space by restructuring Rodney Hudson’s contract

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Center Rodney Hudson is a new arrival in Arizona and the Cardinals have reworked his contract to help them make other roster moves this year.

Howard Balzer of SI.com reports that Hudson converted $8.8 million of his salary and workout bonus into a signing bonus. They also added three voidable years to the deal, which is up after the 2022 season.

As a result, Hudson’s cap hit has gone from $9.9 million to $2.86 million for the coming year. He’s on the cap for over $12.6 million next year and the team is set to take a dead money hit of nearly $5.3 million in 2023 due to the voidable years.

The Raiders traded Hudson to the Cardinals in order to avoid that cap hit, but the Cardinals found a different way to fit Hudson into their space.

5 responses to “Cardinals open cap space by restructuring Rodney Hudson’s contract

  1. Keim is kicking a ton of cans down the road. If the cards make the playoffs this year, it’ll be his problem, but if they don’t, beware next GM.

  2. irootforthecardinals says:
    March 31, 2021 at 5:59 pm
    Keim is kicking a ton of cans down the road. If the cards make the playoffs this year, it’ll be his problem, but if they don’t, beware next GM
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    Not really. AZs cap is in great shape down the road in coming years and Arizona has all of its draft picks.

  3. The Cardinals are definitely in a win now strategy, as pushing contracts into the future will be hitting home about the time Kyler Murray’s rookie deal will be expiring, and he’ll be taking away a large piece of the pie. But none of that matters if they win a super bowl, and they’re one of the teams to keep an eye on. If Murray can stay healthy, he’s hard to stop, but every time he runs, you have to hold your breath and cross your fingers. Running QB’s don’t have a great history in the NFL. But like Bruce Arians said ” no risk it, no biscuit”.

  4. hawkkiller, they’ll have to sign Kyler Murray to a 40-50 million per year contract.

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