Massie a big shot to win job at right tackle
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Posted May 11, 2012

Cardinals rookie Bobby Massie, a fourth-round draft pick, will get every chance to be the team's starting right tackle in 2012.

--Rookie Bobby Massie, the fourth-round choice, is going to get every chance to win the starting right tackle's job. The Cardinals gambled in the draft, going with receiver Michael Floyd in the first round instead of taking an offensive lineman, such as tackle Riley Reiff or guard David DeCastro.

The Cardinals had Massie rated higher than a fourth-round selection and the hope is that he arrives in camp with something to prove.

The team didn't draft an outside linebacker nor a defensive end. It could use depth at both spots. It wouldn't be surprising to see veterans Clark Haggans, a linebacker, and Vonnie Holliday, an end, re-sign with the team soon. Both could be solid role players and leaders at their positions.

The next order of business for the Cardinals is to re-sign defensive end Calais Campbell, their franchise player. Campbell, 25, is coming off his best season and will command big money. The club has done a better job in recent years of re-signing its key young players. They've done that with Adrian Wilson, Darnell Dockett and Larry Fitzgerald.

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