Keenan Clayton

Cardinals Release Jay Feely, Max Starks, 11 Others

12:13pm: In addition to Feely, the Cardinals have cut 12 other players, trimming their roster to the required 75-man limit, per a press release:

Starks is 10-year veteran who has spent most of his career with the Steelers, while Lindley started four games for the Cards in 2012.

11:35am: The Cardinals have released veteran kicker Jay Feely, according to Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). Feely, a 13-year veteran, had been with Arizona since 2010.

Feely, 38, thanked the franchise on Twitter: “It’s been an honor to play for the [Cardinals and owner] Michael Bidwill, thank you for your leadership and friendship. AZ will still be home!” The former Michigan Wolverine has lived a kicker’s nomadic life, spending time with the Falcons, Giants, Dolphins, Chiefs, and Jets. For his career, Feely has converted 82.7% of his field goals (329-for-398).

The Cardinals save $635K against the cap with this move, but money probably wasn’t Arizona’s prime motivation. 23-year-old Chandler Cantanzaro, the only other PK on the Cards’ roster, will presumably become the starting kicker. He was an undrafted free agent out of Clemson.

It’s just my speculation, but I wonder if the Broncos would be interested in bringing Feely aboard. Matt Prater was recently suspended for the first four games of the season, and Feely could add some stability to the kicking position until Prater is ready to return.

Cards Sign Anthony Walters, Keenan Clayton

The Cardinals have increased their roster to 89 players, one below the max, by officially announcing two more signings. As Darren Urban of details, the club has signed free agent safety Anthony Walters and linebacker Keenan Clayton. Both contracts are one-year pacts, per Josh Weinfuss of (via Twitter).

Walters, who spent his first three seasons with the Bears, didn’t receive a contract tender from the team in March, making him an unrestricted free agent. The 25-year-old was a special teams contributor in Chicago last season, logging six tackles in kick and punt coverage for the club. As for Clayton, the former Eagle and Raiders hasn’t appeared in a regular season game since the 2012 season.

The two signings come on the heels of the Cardinals selecting seven players in the draft and announcing 15 undrafted free agent additions earlier in the week.