Falcons Met With Cardinals CB Justin Bethel


The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they hosted free agent CB Justin Bethel for a visit on Monday.

This is the first reported interest in Bethel since the free agent market officially opened.

Bethel, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $15.66 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed with Arizona back in 2015.

Bethel was set to make base salaries of $4.5 million and $5 million over the final two years of the agreement when he agreed to a restructured contract that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

In 2017, Bethel appeared in all 16 games for the Cardinals and recorded 41 tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown and four pass defenses.