WEDNESDAY, 7:50am: Schwartz will arrive tonight and visit with the Cardinals on Thursday, a source tells Alex Marvez of FOX Sports (Twitter link).
Earlier tonight, we learned that the Cardinals hosted Evan Mathis on a visit and offered him a two-year deal. Both Schwartz and Mathis are being viewed as potential upgrades on the line after the club traded Jonathan Cooper to the Patriots on Tuesday afternoon.
Schwartz, 29, started 11 games for the Giants in 2015, but his seasons was cut short when he fractured a bone in his left leg in late November, forcing the team to place him on injured reserve. While Schwartz and Beason didn’t provide the Giants with much value over the last two years, he was effective for other teams earlier in his career. Schwartz started 26 total games for the Panthers and Chiefs prior to his time in New York.
Last week, Geoff’s brother Mitchell Schwartz landed a five-year deal worth up to $33MM from the Chiefs. If the Cardinals sign the elder Schwartz or Mathis, it could have an impact on their interest in free agent tackle Andre Smith.
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