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.