TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals are declining to choose up linebacker Haason Reddick’s fifth-year choice, a supply advised ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Reddick, the Cardinals’ first-round decide in 2017, is scheduled to be a free agent after this season, the fourth on his rookie contract.
Reddick’s time in Arizona has been a curler coaster of positional adjustments, and that has led to inconsistent manufacturing.
A defensive finish out of Temple, Reddick was moved to inside linebacker to start out his rookie yr. Nonetheless, a couple of video games into the 2017 season, he was moved to outdoors linebacker in a 3-Four scheme after former Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden tore his ACL. Then, in 2018 underneath new coach Steve Wilks, Reddick grew to become a 4-Three linebacker. Final season, he was moved again to a 3-Four inside linebacker earlier than he ended the season as an outdoor linebacker, speeding the passer once more.
Reddick, who hasn’t missed a recreation in three seasons, has 7.5 profession sacks, three pressured fumbles and a fumble restoration.
His position in 2020 was thrown into an unknown state when Arizona made a slew of offseason strikes in an effort to revamp the protection, which completed final within the NFL in yards allowed in 2019. The Cardinals signed free-agent outdoors linebacker Devon Kennard and free-agent inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, along with drafting linebacker Isaiah Simmons. Every of these people performs one in all Reddick’s positions.
The Cardinals took Reddick 13th total in 2017 after deciding to not commerce as much as take Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson, who went a decide forward of Reddick.