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Cardinals Roster Cuts Including DE Matt Shaughnessy

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Cardinals have released DE Matt Shaughnessy on Friday, as they get their roster down to 53 players.

Other Cardinals’ roster cuts include:

  • RB Paul Lasike
  • RB Robert Hughes
  • QB Phillip Sims

Shaughnessy, 28, was in the year of his final two-year, $4.4 million contract that included another $2.2 million is available through incentives. He was set to make a base salary of $1.45 million for the 2015 season.

Jason Fitzgerald mentions that the Cardinals already paid Shaughnessy a $500,000 bonus this offseason. Although, they’ll save $1.45 million in salary following this move.

In 2014, Shaughnessy was limited to appearing in just eight games for the Cardinals after he was placed on short-term injured reserve. He finished the year with 17 tackles.