Adam Caplan reports that the Arizona Cardinals are releasing QB Brian Hoyer.
The Cardinals claimed Hoyer, 27, off of waivers from the Steelers late last season and appeared in three games for them. Arizona placed a second-round tender worth $2.023 million on Hoyer, which he’s since signed. The Cardinals also added Carson Palmer via a trade and Drew Stanton in the free agent market, so it’s not as though he’s needed at this point in time.
Arizona was shopping around the league in recent months, but his 2013 salary was most likely an inhibiting factor. It seems likely that Hoyer will go unclaimed, but he could find interest as an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks, as he’s probably the best available quarterback at this point in the offseason.