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28 Justin Bethel CB

Arizona Cardinals

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Cardinals' Justin Bethel: Agrees to restructured deal with Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals and Bethel have agreed to a restructured contract, reducing his cap hit from $4.5 million to $2 million for the 2017 season and allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Near the end of the 2015 campaign, Bethel received an extension that ran through 2018, but with a year now chopped from the deal, he'll hit the open market next March. The development could be fortuitous for the five-year pro, who lost competition at cornerback when Marcus Cooper opted to sign with the Bears on Saturday. If Bethel can pounce on the opportunity this season, a windfall could be coming his way due to a combination of coverage skills and special teams acumen.

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Cardinals' Justin Bethel: Tallies 39 tackles in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethel accrued 39 tackles (37 solo), six passes defended (including an interception for a touchdown), one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 16 contests during the 2016 season.

Near the end of the 2015 season, the Cardinals inked Bethel to a three-year, $15 million contract extension, seemingly with the knowledge that veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers was on the way out as a free agent. Both Powers and Tyrann Mathieu (torn ACL) missed time down the stretch, forcing Bethel into the starting lineup in six of the last seven contests (including playoffs). With 38 tackles and one interception during that stretch, Bethel impressed enough to be penciled into the starting corner spot opposite Patrick Peterson in the offseason. However, Bethel's story took a turn for the worse with April foot surgery, which held him out of the offseason program, was aggravated in early July, and contained him to a special teams role once Week 1 arrived. As the secondary took hits on the injury front, Bethel earned three starts over the final eight games -- Weeks 10, 16, and 17 -- in which he tallied 17 tackles and the pick-six. If the starting CB for most of the year, Marcus Cooper, returns after dabbling in unrestricted free agency, Bethel will have competition for a starting gig on this occasion.

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Cardinals' Justin Bethel: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bethel (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

Bethel was limited in practice throughout the week due to a minor foot issue, but he'll be able to suit up in week 12. He'll provide depth at cornerback behind Patrick Peterson and Marcus Cooper.

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Cardinals' Justin Bethel: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethel (foot) was removed from Arizona's final Week 8 injury report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Bethel was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but was able to participate in full on Friday. He'll play without restriction in Sunday's game against Carolina.

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Cardinals' Justin Bethel: Receives first defensive snaps in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethel earned his first three defensive snaps of the season Monday versus the Jets.

Bethel has been bothered by lingering discomfort in his foot, which stems from offseason surgery and an aggravation in the lead-up to training camp. On the season, Bethel has been holding down his role as a special teams maven, including 19 of 24 on that arena Monday, but he was well enough (or the game was enough out of hand) that he picked up his first work with the defense. Despite the development, Bethel isn't a threat to Marcus Cooper's hold on the starting cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/11/16NE0000
29/18/16TB0000
39/25/16BUF0000
410/2/16LAR0000
510/6/16SF0000
610/17/16NYJ0000
710/23/16SEA0000
810/30/16CAR0000
1011/13/16SF0000
1111/20/16MIN0000
1211/27/16ATL0000
1312/4/16WAS0001
1412/11/16MIA0000
1512/18/16NO0000
1612/24/16SEA0000
171/1/17LAR1010
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Arizona Cardinals161312.010000.0000
2013Arizona Cardinals162117.040000.0000
2014Arizona Cardinals162521.040000.0000
2015Arizona Cardinals164644.02022110.52119
2016Arizona Cardinals163937.02016666.06616
TOTAL80144131.013038729.066215
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Arizona Cardinals1600000000
2013Arizona Cardinals1600001-310
2014Arizona Cardinals1600101010
2015Arizona Cardinals1600211020
2016Arizona Cardinals1600101010
TOTAL8000414-350
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
6/17/1990
Age:
26
Hometown:
Sumter, SC, USA
School:
Presbyterian
NFL Experience:
6
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