Report: Cardinals to host former 1st-round C Billy Price for visit
May 8, 2022, 10:46 AM | Updated: 8:23 pm
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The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly host fifth-year center and former first-round pick Billy Price for a visit, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Price was the No. 21 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals out of Ohio State.
The 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman started in all 10 games he played in as a rookie, but his role diminished over the following two seasons.
Free agent center Billy Price is on his way to Arizona to visit with the Cardinals, per source. Former first-round pick started 15 games for the Giants last year.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 8, 2022
In 2020, Price started one of 16 games and played 19% of offensive snaps. The Bengals traded him to the New York Giants for a seventh-rounder and defensive tackle B.J. Hill the ensuing offseason.
Price started 15 games for New York last year, playing alongside recently acquired Cardinals guard Will Hernandez. The center was flagged five times and allowed two sacks, according to Pro Football Focus.
Rodney Hudson is Arizona’s starting center, but his 2021 backup, Max Garcia, departed to the Giants in free agency.
Sean Harlow is the current backup center on the roster, but he played the position for the first time as a pro last year in Week 8.
Price would add experienced depth who already has rapport with someone on Arizona’s line.