5 Cost-Effective Moves the Arizona Cardinals Can Make This Offseason

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5 Cost-Effective Moves the Arizona Cardinals Can Make This Offseason
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Kevin Kolb is scheduled to be the Arizona Cardinals' highest-paid player in 2013.

As of the publishing of this article, the Arizona Cardinals are $723,000 over the salary cap limit set for the 2013 season (per John Clayton, ESPN).

That undoubtedly means there will be players asked to restructure contracts and take pay-cuts, and a few who may be cut from the roster entirely. Whether a player is popular with teammates and fans is irrelevant—the NFL is a business, and popular players come and go frequently (see Karlos Dansby).

Team president Michael Bidwill and new GM Steve Keim have a lot of work to do to make new head coach Bruce Arians' roster more affordable. It will be difficult to do so, as free agency and the NFL draft have yet to occur.

Here are some cost-effective moves the Cardinals can make this offseason to aid them down the road by way of a game called Restructure or Release.

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