Arizona Cardinals have no interest in free agent LB Bobby Wagner

Mar 10, 2022, 10:35 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have no interest in recently released linebacker Bobby Wagner, per Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Thursday that while Wagner is no longer a Seahawk, “do not be surprised if he actually stays in the division. There’s already interest in Wagner from three teams that he played against twice a year when he was in Seattle.”

With the Cardinals not interested in heavily pursuing Wagner, that leaves the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers as the only other options in the division for the eight-time Pro Bowler.

Coincidentally, the Rams reportedly decided against tendering linebacker Troy Reeder on Thursday. Reeder started 10 of his 17 games played, recording two sacks, 91 tackles, two interceptions, six passes defensed.

A Wagner signing to Arizona would also muddy up the team’s plans to get 2021 first-round pick Zaven Collins more run as the team’s starting MIKE linebacker alongside 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Simmons.

And after the team waived starting inside linebacker and captain Jordan Hicks on Wednesday, there’s a clear path for Collins to slide into a role that was originally handed down to him last offseason before the veteran retook the reins.

“Moving forward, there’s no doubt that we have to get those young kids involved more,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim told reporters during the NFL Combine last week.

Wagner just wrapped up his 10th NFL season, recording 170 tackles, a sack, one interception, a forced fumble, three QB hits and five passes defensed over 16 games played.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Drew Petzing (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)...

Wills Rice

Petzing: Offensive identity will mold around Cardinals’ skillsets

The Arizona Cardinals have many unknowns entering the 2023 season with a new head coach and staff, general manager and injured quarterback to open the year. Offensive coordinator Drew Petzing said the offense will be a mesh of old and new school football and that the design will be built around the team’s best players. […]

20 hours ago

Hjalte Froholdt...

Haboob Blog

Football or France? Hjalte Froholdt’s childhood aspirations involved thievery

We all have big aspirations as kids. But Cardinals OL Hjalte Froholdt's dream job growing up might have taken the cake for the wildest.

20 hours ago

TAMPA, FL - AUG 06: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Kyler McMichael (37) runs drills during the Tam...

Wills Rice

Cardinals claim corner Kyler McMichael off waivers from Bills

The Cardinals announced the team claimed CB Kyler McMichael off waivers from the Bills and released LB Marvin Pierre in a corresponding move.

20 hours ago

(L-R) D.J. Humphries #74 and Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals run onto the field before the...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals OL D.J. Humphries closer with QB Kyler Murray through injury

While D.J. Humphries didn't have to learn how to bounce back from an injury like his, he did learn something new about his starting QB.

20 hours ago

Dalvin Cook...

Arizona Sports

Reports: Vikings planning to release starting RB Dalvin Cook

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to release starting running back Dalvin Cook this week, per multiple reports.

20 hours ago

Hollywood Brown...

Tyler Drake

Hollywood Brown determined to be ‘the guy’ for Arizona Cardinals

Hollywood Brown's mentality hasn't changed despite the switch in the Cardinals wide receivers room this offseason.

20 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals have no interest in free agent LB Bobby Wagner