ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals re-signing OT Kelvin Beachum to 2-year deal

Mar 14, 2023, 8:05 AM | Updated: 11:12 am

Kelvin Beachum #68 of the Arizona Cardinals pass blocks against the Green Bay Packers at State Farm...

Kelvin Beachum #68 of the Arizona Cardinals pass blocks against the Green Bay Packers at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. Green Bay won 24-21. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals are re-signing offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum to a two-year deal worth $5.15 million, confirms Arizona Sports’ Tyler Drake.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and KPRC’s Aaron Wilson were the first to report the re-signing.

The deal includes a $2.1 million signing bonus and has $3.26 million guaranteed. There is a $20,000-per-game active roster bonus and a $1.45 million play-time incentive for 2024, adds Wilson.

It might come as a mild surprise considering the coaching staff changes and Beachum’s honest comments on Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo last week about quarterback Kyler Murray having room to “grow up a little bit.”

Beachum, 33, was the only member of an injury-ravaged offensive line group to start all 17 games last season.

He joined the Cardinals in 2020 after three years with the New York Jets. Since 2016, Beachum has started in at least 15 games in six of the last seven years and now has a career total of 147 starts.

Beachum is positioned to start at right tackle alongside left tackle D.J. Humphries for the fourth straight year, giving Arizona some much-needed continuity on the offensive line for 2023 given how different that unit will likely look.

Humphries and center Rodney Hudson were the only two starters under contract for next season heading into free agency, but Arizona reportedly expects Hudson to retire. Left guard Justin Pugh, right guard Will Hernandez and Beachum were all free agents. Guards Cody Ford and Max Garcia, plus centers Sean Harlow and Billy Price were also free agents.

Arizona used 11 other players for the four other spots on the offensive line that Beachum did not man in 2022.

Younger players like tackle Josh Jones and guard/center Lecitus Smith could step into bigger roles after they filled in for some of those injuries last year.

Jones made nine starts, giving Arizona three solid tackle candidates, while Smith got two starting nods.

Comments

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 Sports Video

Video: Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft?

Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft? Gambo and Mitch Vareldzis break down some of the information that was in Cardinals Flight Plan.

21 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft?

Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft? Gambo and Mitch Vareldzis break down some of the information that was in Cardinals Flight Plan.

21 hours ago

Brandon Aiyuk...

Kevin Zimmerman

49ers’ Brandon Aiyuk fuels contract dispute talk with former ASU teammate Jayden Daniels

San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk posted a conversation with former Arizona State teammate Jayden Daniels to TikTok Monday.

23 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Which Arizona Cardinals player who is flying under the radar could be a star in 2024?

Wolf & Luke discuss who is flying under the radar and could be a star for the Arizona Cardinals in 2024.

24 hours ago

Michael Wilson looks on...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Michael Wilson, Marvin Harrison Jr. building off one another

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Wilson has been a valuable resource for fellow wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and vice versa.

1 day ago

Running back James Conner #6 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football during the NFL game at St...

Arizona Sports

PFF: Cardinals’ overall offense in 2023 among worst in NFL despite league-best rushing attack

Although the Cardinals' offense was among the worst in the NFL overall, its rushing attack graded out as the best, according to PFF.

3 days ago

Arizona Cardinals re-signing OT Kelvin Beachum to 2-year deal