Rodney Hudson skips mandatory minicamp, as an unexcused absence

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Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray showed up for the team’s mandatory minicamp. The guy who snaps him the ball did not.

Coach Kliff Kingbury told reporters on Tuesday that center Rodney Hudson isn’t present for the mandatory minicamp. Kingsbury said that the absence is unexcused.

Kingsbury said they’re working through an issue with Hudson. Kingsbury declined to elaborate.

Hudson signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Cardinals in 2021. He’s due to earn $10.85 million in 2022.

Players who skip the annual three-day mandatory camp are subject of total fines in the range of $100,000.

The 32-year-old Hudson (he turns 33 next month) spent four years with the Chiefs and five with the Raiders, before joining the Cardinals in March 2021.

6 responses to “Rodney Hudson skips mandatory minicamp, as an unexcused absence

  1. Always issues with a lot of these players. He signed a deal last year and did not play up to his typical standards., so what’s the problem?

  2. I predicted AZ was going to draft a center in the first round, but I was wrong. If they cut Hudson, they’ll save like $10MM in salary cap. The whole offensive line is trash anyways…

  3. One of the best things a team can do is cut, trade, give away a malcontent player ASAP. Especially one that was as well paid as Hudson has been for years now. Fixes are always short term.

    The Raiders moved on at the right time. No massive cap hit for a player that looks to be in decline.

  4. This just screams that they want him to restructure his deal and he doesn’t plan to.

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