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Arizona Cardinals release veteran linebacker Markus Golden

NFL Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden

The Arizona Cardinals have announced the release of LB Markus Golden.

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Markus was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He has spent all but two seasons of his nine-year career in Arizona, as he took a quick break to play for the Giants from 2020–2021.

Last season, Golden started in 14 games; however, his play time was off-and-on in those games. In total, Golden recorded just 2.5 sacks, 48 total tackles, and 20 QB hits.

The move to release Golden will save the Cardinals $3.08 in cap money but will also add $1.08 in dead money.

The future of the veteran pass rusher is up in the air, as his 33rd birthday is just three days away. Most likely, Golden will seek a short-term contract to finish off his career.

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