Vonnie Holliday is nearing the end of his career as an NFL player, as the North Carolina graduate enters his 14th season in the league. At 36 years old, you have to figure he doesn't have much time left.
Holliday was traded to the Arizona Cardinals last year and performed adequately in limited action, registering 16 tackles during the regular season mainly in backup and mop-up duty. The team announced they're staying with him for another season, as they re-signed him to a one-year deal.
Concurrently, the Cardinals released defensive end Conrad Obi, who was an undrafted free agent for Arizona out of the University of Colorado.
A segment of the press release regarding the signing of Holliday is below.
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has re-signed defensive end VONNIE HOLLIDAY to a one-year contract and has released defensive end CONRAD OBI. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Holliday (6-5, 288) is entering his 15th year in the NFL after playing in all 16 games and recording 16 tackles with the Cardinals in 2011. He joined the Cardinals last July after being traded to Arizona from the Redskins. He originally entered the NFL with the Green Bay Packers as a first-round selection (19th overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft and played his first five seasons with the Packers (1998-2002) before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003. After playing two seasons with the Chiefs (2003-04), Holliday joined the Dolphins and played four seasons (2005-08) in Miami before spending the 2009 season with the Denver Broncos.
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