Coaches Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm value experience along the offensive line and Arizona could still be searching for another veteran in the trenches. Two possibilities currently on the market are OG Kynan Forney and OT Terrence Metcalf. Both players have proved to be dependable performers in the NFL and could even compete for a starting position. With a relatively young group of offensive lineman, their presence would do more than just add depth.
With Arizona having three quarterbacks already on the roster, it's highly unlikely another signal caller will be brought onboard. One additional area on offense that might need attention is at wide receiver. While there is an abundance of talent on the perimeter, the possibility that WR Anquan Boldin is traded still remains. Assuming, the Cardinals don't receive another receiver in return, it could force GM Rod Graves to bring in fresh blood.
Of the remaining available wide receivers, very few look capable of making an impact. However, Arizona could make a splash by acquiring the likes of Plaxico Burress or Marvin Harrison. Burress has legal issues to be resolved but has a history with Whisenhunt during their time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison would be a logical fit on offense particularly if Boldin leaves. Harrison is fearless over middle and could help bring along second-year WR Early Doucet.
Unlike last year, there is little room for free-agent additions heading into the 2009 campaign. The Cardinals currently have 84 players on the roster and need to gradually trim that number down to 80 when training camp starts. By late August, only 75 players are allowed and only 53 can be present when September begins.
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