Redding announced his retirement Wednesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. The 13-year veteran took to Twitter to officially announce his retirement from the NFL at age 35. Redding spent last season with the Cardinals, appearing in 12 games and recording four tackles, one interception and two passes defended. For his career, Redding recorded 35.5 sacks, 313 tackles, two safeties and two picks across 188 games for the Lions, Seahawks, Ravens, Colts and Cardinals.
The Cardinals have released Redding. The move saves the Cardinals $3 million against their salary cap, with the 35-year-old Redding -- who logged five tackles and a pick in 12 games in 2015 -- now a candidate to provide veteran defensive line depth elsewhere.
The Cardinals announced that they've signed defensive end Cory Redding to a two-year contract on Wednesday. Redding, 34, spent the past three seasons with the Colts and tallied 3 1/2 sacks in 2014. Redding started his career in Detroit after being selected in the third round of the 2003 draft. He spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Ravens.
Defensive end Cory Redding and center A.Q. Shipley will visit the Cardinals for a possible reunion with coach Bruce Arians, reports ESPN.com. Both were with the Colts when Arians served as interim coach in 2012. Redding, 34, played every game for the Colts last season, recording 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Shipley, 28, started four games for Indy last year before ending up as the third-string center.
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne and defensive end Cory Redding remain undecided about their futures in Indianapolis and with football. The 36-year-old Wayne was held without a catch in Sunday's AFC Championship Game defeat in New England and will have surgery in the offseason on his injured triceps. However, Wayne told reporters Monday he will spend some with family away from the game before deciding on his immediate future with the Colts, according to Tom James of the Tribune Star. Redding, a 12-year veteran, plans to do the same. He totaled 35 tackles in 2014 including 3 1/2 sacks.