Scandrick was designated a post-June 1 cut, which will free $3 million in cap space in 2018.
He will count $1.6 million against the cap in 2019.
The Cowboys will not receive the $3 million credit until June.
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Injuries took their toll in recent years, with the most severe a knee injury that cost him the 2015 season.
At last year’s draft, the Cowboys and New Orleans Saints talked about a deal involving Scandrick and safety Kenny Vaccaro, but neither team pulled the trigger.
The Saints continue to have a need for a cornerback and could go after Scandrick again.
ESPN’s Todd Archer contributed to this report.
If the Cardinals are serious about getting the most out of this new-look quarterback room, they’re going to need to keep adding to the line by looking at interior talent like Mike Pouncey and Matt Slauson. The former was released recently by Miami. And disclaimer time—they already signed Justin Pugh, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
But with both guard spots a need and tackle needing an upgrade, Pugh only hits one need, no matter how versatile he is.
After all, these Cardinals coughed up 52 total sacks last year, and Bradford’s extensive injury history is scary enough as is. There isn’t a limit to how many guys the Cardinals should add here, especially on cheap deals if possible.
Yet, because he’s so dynamic with the ball in his hands, offenses in Oakland and Minnesota have found ways to get the ball in his hands. He’ll align in the backfield, take reverses and catch screens just to try to get him the ball in space where he can let his natural abilities take over.