The Cardinals signed former Giants guard Justin Pugh to a five-year contract.

Selling Justin Pugh on coming to the Cardinals – coming to Arizona – wasn’t simple, not when the East Coast guy who had played his first five years in the NFL in New York was nervous about going west.
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But the Cardinals put me at ease, Pugh said Saturday, after signing a five-year free agent contract reportedly with $20 million in guarantees.

Just tell me I’m not going to have rattlesnakes in my front yard, and I’m good, said the outgoing Pugh during his introductory press conference. The no humidity thing is amazing. I’m a big guy and we sweat, that’s definitely a plus. And the golf. Larry Fitz(gerald) and Patrick Peterson golf all the time. I’m trying to be the best football player, and try to beat those guys in golf sometimes.

Pugh, 27, will play guard for the Cardinals, although he has played every position in the line in a game except for center (and he has practiced there enough where he could play in a pinch.) He figures to be on the right side, with veteran Mike Iupati returning Authentic Laken Tomlinson Jersey to play left guard.

Pugh said his back is good, great and he was not concerned. No surgery was needed, and he is confident the core work he undergoes to keep it strong will keep him on the field.

The Cardinals pushed hard to get Pugh, bringing him in for a visit and never letting him leave before a deal was done.

And that’s when the real assessments can happen, when the pads go on and there are at least preseason games for which to prepare. It is Jessie Bates III Womens Jersey more difficult to look at what the Cardinals had on the field the last couple of months and understand in absolutes what 2018 will look like. But that didn’t mean there couldn’t be things gleaned from the offseason:

Once the Cardinals drafted Rosen 10th overall, the quarterback was going to be the focal point of the offseason – and that’s even with Bradford coming into his first season with the club. Rosen looked as smart as coach Steve Wilks and teammates said he did, showing accuracy, impressive arm strength, somewhat surprising mobility and, by all accounts, the intelligence needed to be that guy everyone said was the most NFL-ready of the rookie QBs.