Last offseason, Adam Snyder was one of the Arizona Cardinals’ big free agent acquisitions.
Though he signed a five-year, $17.5 million contract with the team, his tenure in the Valley did not last long.
The Cardinals, who drafted North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper in the first round last Thursday, announced Monday they have released the veteran, likely clearing room for the rookie.
No surprise Cardinals released Adam Snyder. Our 2nd lowest ranked RG last year.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 29, 2013
The Cardinals are also going to save a little bit of money.
Cardinals save $2.9M in 2013 salary by releasing Snyder. Can defer 3/4 of $4M in dead money to 2014 if they choose.
— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@espn_nfcwest) April 29, 2013
Snyder, who started 14 games for the team, struggled with injuries and was not all that effective when on the field. He spent time at both right guard and center.