Golden played with the Cardinals the last four seasons. He tallied 12.5 sacks in 2016 but has since had two injury-plagued seasons in which he's totaled only 2.5 sacks. He'll look to return to his previous form in 2019 while with the Giants.
Golden (ankle) would prefer to stick with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. "I'd love to stay here and be an Arizona Cardinal for the rest of my career, because this is the team that believed in me and gave me a chance to play in the NFL," Golden said Monday.
After accounting for 16.5 sacks in his first two seasons, including a breakout 12.5-sack campaign in 2016, Golden has been bit by the injury bug the last two years. In 2017, he tore his ACL in Week 4, missing the rest of the year and the first two games of the most recent season. He returned to action Week 3, but three more DNPs dotted the remaining schedule en route to a disappointing 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 appearances. With fellow pass rusher Chandler Jones owed a hefty sum through 2021, the Cardinals likely won't consider bringing back Golden on anything other than a prove-it deal, especially with a strong crop of sack artists in the upcoming draft.
Golden (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of TheNewsTribune.com reports.
Golden missed the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to the Rams due to an ankle injury, but the issue also kept him from practicing this week. Fellow defensive end Benson Mayowa (back) is considered questionable as well, which could result in a heavy workload for starter Chandler Jones in the season finale.
Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Golden will remain sidelined as he nurses an undisclosed ankle injury. Expect Benson Mayowa to receive a notable uptick in snaps as long as Golden is unable to suit up.
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