Cardinals Release LB Zach Brown, Activate OL Max Garcia


The Cardinals announced on Monday they have released LB Zach Brown just a week after signing him to the roster. The move makes space for OL Max Garcia, who Arizona activated from the PUP list. 

The Cardinals also placed DL Clinton McDonald on injured reserve. 

Brown, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Titans back in 2012. He finished his four-year rookie contract with Tennessee before signing a one-year, $1,250,000 contract with the Bills as an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

He agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Redskins in 2017 and returned to Washington this last year on a three-year contract worth up to $24 million.

Washington released Brown back in March and he later signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Eagles. Philadelphia elected to release him a few weeks ago. 

In 2019, Brown has appeared in six games for the Eagles and recorded 30 tackles, no sacks or interceptions and two pass defenses.

Garcia, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.63 million contract and made a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.

Garcia signed with the Cardinals this offseason on a one-year deal.

In 2018, Garcia appeared in nine games for the Broncos.

McDonald, 32, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bengals back in 2009. He lasted just a few years in Cincinnati before catching on with the Seahawks for the 2011 season.

After three years in Seattle, the Buccaneers signed him to a contract and he went on to spend four years in Tampa Bay. He later caught on with the Broncos before signing a one-year deal with the Raiders last year. 

McDonald signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals this August. 

In 2019, McDonald appeared in nine games for the Cardinals and recorded eight total tackles. 

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