- Kent Somers has confirmed the news.
Bethel, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $15.66 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed with Arizona back in 2015.
Bethel was set to make base salaries of $4.5 million and $5 million over the final two years of the agreement, but he’ll now be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
In 2016, Bethel appeared in all 16 games for the Cardinals and recorded 39 tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown, a forced fumble and six pass defenses.