The Cardinals may not be done signing veteran cornerbacks. Just minutes after announcing the addition of Mike Jenkins, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears that the Cards will be hosting Chris Culliver on a visit next week.
Culliver signed a four-year, $32MM contract with Washington in May 2015, ultimately playing out just one season of that deal. Although Culliver’s agreement with the club called for $16MM in full guarantees, including an $8MM guaranteed salary for 2016, that guarantee was voided when the cornerback was suspended one game for a 2014 incident.
Culliver, 28 in August, also tore his ACL in November, meaning his availability for the start of the season could be in doubt. He probably stands as one of the best true outside cornerbacks left on the open market and he is on the right side of 30, but it’s not clear when he might actually be able to take the field.
In 2014, his final season with the 49ers, Culliver limited opposing quarterbacks to a completion percentage of 50.7% and a 66.5 passer rating when they threw into his coverage, according to Pro Football Focus. PFF’s grades placed Culliver as the 14th-best cornerback out of 108 qualified players. In 2015, however, Culliver started six games for Washington, tallying 16 tackles and one pass deflection.
Back in May, we ranked Culliver as one of the best defensive free agents remaining on the board .
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