Fanaika signed a three-year, $8.1 million deal. Arians said the Cardinals and Fanaika both needed a fresh start but that the offensive guard should do well with his new team.
“He’s had some down games in some big games (for us),” Arians said, “but sometimes we’ll overlook (that) and say, ‘Wow, he’s going to make that much money? God bless you. Go ahead.’ But I think he’ll be a good fit in that offense.”
Fanaika started 14 games with the Cardinals a year ago.
This would reunite Fanaika with coach Andy Reid, who selected the six-year veteran in the seventh round of 2009 draft when he was still with the Eagles.
Fanaika has started 30 games at guard for the Cardinals over the last two seasons. He will be an unrestricted free agent March 10 if he is not re-signed.
Both players came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Fitzgerald is battling a knee injury. Mathieu has a thumb issue.
The team will also have
The team's only questionable player,
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: Outside linebacker
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