TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are declining to pick up linebacker Haason Reddick’s fifth-year solution, a source advised ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Reddick, the Cardinals’ very first-round pick in 2017, is scheduled to be a no cost agent after this season, the fourth on his rookie agreement.
Reddick’s time in Arizona has been a roller coaster of positional changes, and that has led to inconsistent creation.
A defensive conclusion out of Temple, Reddick was moved to within linebacker to start his rookie year. Nevertheless, a handful of online games into the 2017 season, he was moved to exterior linebacker in a 3-4 scheme after previous Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden tore his ACL. Then, in 2018 less than new coach Steve Wilks, Reddick grew to become a 4-3 linebacker. Past season, he was moved back again to a 3-4 within linebacker prior to he ended the season as an exterior linebacker, hurrying the passer again.
Reddick, who has not missed a activity in a few seasons, has seven.five career sacks, a few forced fumbles and a fumble restoration.
His purpose in 2020 was thrown into an mysterious state when Arizona designed a slew of offseason moves in an work to revamp the protection, which completed previous in the NFL in yards allowed in 2019. The Cardinals signed no cost-agent exterior linebacker Devon Kennard and no cost-agent within linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, in addition to drafting linebacker Isaiah Simmons. Every of those people folks plays one particular of Reddick’s positions.
The Cardinals took Reddick 13th general in 2017 after choosing not to trade up to choose Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson, who went a pick in advance of Reddick.