Cardinals Rework S Antoine Bethea’s Contract


According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the Cardinals converted S Antoine Bethea‘s roster bonus, which was due on Sunday, to a signing bonus. This move created $500,000 of cap space for Arizona.

Pelissero adds that Bethea is still owed $4.25 million for the 2018 season.

Bethea, 33, is a former sixth-round pick of the Colts back in 2006. He spent eight years in Indianapolis before signing a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers back in 2014.

Bethea was set to make a base salary of $5.25 million for the 2017 season when the 49ers released him during the offseason. The Cardinals later signed him to a three-year, $12.75 million contract last year.

The Cardinals are set to pay Bethea base salaries of $3 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Bethea appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals and recorded 57 tackles, one sack, five interceptions, a forced fumble, and nine pass defenses.