Report: Cardinals expect Rodney Hudson to retire

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J.J. Watt and A.J. Green may not be the only members of the 2022 Cardinals to head into retirement this offseason.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the team expects veteran center Rodney Hudson to retire as well. Hudson is signed through the 2023 season and has a non-guaranteed salary of $2.05 million.

Hudson said that he considered retirement last year before deciding to play, but he was only in the lineup four times during the 2022 season. A knee injury was an issue all year and Hudson wound up on injured reserve in November. Billy Price got the most starts in place of Hudson, but he’s set for unrestricted free agency come the start of the new league year.

The 2022 season was Hudson’s second in Arizona. He previously spent six years with the Raiders and four seasons with the Chiefs.

6 responses to “Report: Cardinals expect Rodney Hudson to retire

  1. Great player!!! Held the center position hostage for the Cardinals last year.

  2. You hear the sound of those crickets … that’s the football world reacting to Cardinals news….Michael Bird-well charges players for lunch & dinner , what a horrible organization

  3. Remember back when the Raiders dismantled their O line and people said they were nuts? Trent Brown went on to do nothing. Rodney Hudson barely played. Gabe Jackson was still serviceable, but he wasn’t worth the $10M he would have gotten with the Raiders. Not saying there was a good backup plan, cause there wasn’t, but those guys were all overpaid and Mayock made the right call. Wish we could have seen what Mayock could do without Chucky screwing up the first round of those drafts. The guy knew his stuff, just didn’t have the power to override Gruden.

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