The Arizona Cardinals are releasing starting safety Tyrann Mathieu, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Cardinals have informed the Tyrann Mathieau The Honey Badger they are releasing him— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 14, 2018
Mathieu had only played two seasons of the five-year, $62.5 million contract he signed with Arizona before the 2016 season. However, with the Cardinals undergoing a rebuild, they decided they didn't want that much money locked into him long-term.
The two sides had been working to restructure his deal over the past 24 hours. He was due a $5 million roster bonus on Friday.
Mathieu started all 16 games for the Cardinals last year, racking up 78 tackles with two interceptions and a forced fumble.Back to the Arizona Cardinals Newsfeed