Cardinals Cut WR Robbie Anderson and Center Rodney Hudson

Robbie Anderson with the Carolina Panthers in October 2022
Robbie Anderson with the Carolina Panthers in October 2022. Photo by Scott Kinser/CSM/Shutterstock (13436004r)

The Arizona Cardinals made a series of roster moves on Wednesday that included moving on from veteran wideout Robbie Anderson and Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson.

The moves will bring additional cap relief to the Cardinals, who were already below the salary cap. With Anderson off the books, Arizona will save $12 million, while Hudson’s departure can get them an additional $3 million in savings if he’s designated post-June 1 cut.

Anderson joined the Cardinals midway through the 2022 NFL season in a trade from the Carolina Panthers. The 29-year-old player only had seven catches for 76 yards during his time in Arizona. He had accumulated a total of 375 receptions for 4,956 yards and 29 touchdowns since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Hudson, on the other hand, played four games with the Cardinals in 2022 after struggling with a series of injuries. The three-time Pro Bowler with the Las Vegas Raiders, the 33-year-old player is expected to retire at some point this offseason.

The Cardinals are expected to continue rebuilding their roster in the coming weeks in hopes of bouncing back after a disappointing 4-13 campaign. Arizona will enter the 2023 season with a new head coach, having replaced Kliff Kingsbury with Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon last month.

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