Remember years gone by when the Arizona Cardinals were always one of the last teams to agree to terms with their top draft picks? No longer. The team took advantage of the new rookie scale and signed third overall pick Patrick Peterson to a five-year deal. While he missed the first day of practice, he's expected to arrive in Flagstaff Sunday evening according to coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The deal is reported to be worth $18.5 million with a team option on the fifth year. The only unsigned Cardinals rookie is now running back Ryan Williams. The second-round pick, however, is said to close to a deal that could be done as soon as Monday.
The Cardinals also announced the signing of another offensive lineman. With Deuce Lutui going to the Bengals in free agency, there was definitely a need to fill on the right side of the line. Floyd Womack will be that guy. Womak is an 11-year NFL veteran. He was originally drafted by Seattle in the fourth round in 2001. Womack most recently played for the Cleveland Browns where he started all 16 games last season.
Nicknamed "Pork Chop," Womack has played in 107 regular season games with 61 starts at both guard and tackle in addition to seven postseason contests with two starts.