Cardinals trade for Deion Sanders and Matt Spaeth, add another piece to Cardinals’ roster
The Arizona Cardinals have made a trade that will likely result in another player to come over to the team in the near future.
According to a report by the Associated Press, the Cardinals are acquiring linebacker Deion “Dee” Sanders from the Washington Redskins in exchange for another piece of the roster.
According the report, Sanders has a no-trade clause in his deal, and could be released in the next three years if the Cardinals do not receive a return for him.
Sanders was drafted by the Redskins in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and was a member of the team’s Pro Bowl team in 2015, but struggled during his time with the team.
He was released by the team after just two seasons.
He was a free agent in 2017, and the Cardinals had interest in re-signing him after he was released from Washington.
Sanders had a solid season in 2017 with 10.5 sacks, including six forced fumbles.
He also had 12 quarterback hurries.
Sanders is coming off a down year in 2018, when he recorded just seven tackles for loss and two sacks in seven games.
He had a combined 13.5 tackles for losses, 13 sacks, and four forced fumbling in his career.
Sanders spent the first three seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys.
He spent 2017 on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending injury against the Detroit Lions.
The Cardinals are expected to receive some help in the backfield with Chris Johnson and D.J. Humphries joining the team on the 53-man roster.
The team has a lot of depth at linebacker, and Sanders could make an immediate impact.