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Arizona Cardinals Reportedly Host Free Agent Safety James Sanders

The Arizona Cardinals have made it a theme this offseason to try and target under-the-radar players who may not grab the national headlines, even though they could even up paying dividend greatly for seasons to come. There are not a ton of areas this team needs to improve upon, but the secondary is one of the exceptions. Who did the Cardinals most recently target as a potential free agent?

According to this report from, safety James Sanders visited Arizona on Tuesday.

Sanders, 28, played for the Atlanta Falcons last season after breaking into the league with the New England Patriots. While not a star by any means, he has posted respectable numbers throughout his career and has done a nice job avoiding injuries up until this point.

No news came of any potential offers to the free agent safety, although it appears there is mutual interest for both sides.

Our great Cardinals blog, Revenge Of The Birds, discussed what Sanders would mean to the team:

The Cardinals are obviously looking for a little bit more depth at safety. Currently they have starters Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes under contract and Rashad Johnson has been extended his restricted free agent tender. Sean Considine, who played part of 2011 in Arizona has since signed with the Baltimore Ravens and Hamza Abdullah has not yet been re-signed.

If Sanders is signed, that does not necessarily mean the departure of Abdullah, who is an outstanding special teams player. Sanders has played very little on special teams.

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