Cardinals Release Terrence Holt
FS Terrence Holt (Greg Trott/Getty)
FS Terrence Holt (Greg Trott/Getty)
Posted Feb 21, 2008

The Cardinals cut three players today, most notably starting safety Terrence Holt. Tackle Oliver Ross and defensive lineman Chris Cooper were also given their walking papers. Arizona will use its time at the NFL Combine to scout potential replacements.

As the fourth-highest paid safety in the league, Terrence Holt failed to live up to his paycheck last season after the Cardinals jumped on him in free agency. He finished the season without an interception or a sack and missed too many tackles in the open field.

Holt was set to receive a $1.5 million roster bonus in early March, but the Cardinals cut Holt with time to spare.

"The biggest reason for this today was the cap," Ken Whisenhunt said. "Going through the whole process of planning for free agency next week, we needed the cap space for our restricted free agents."

Oliver Ross spent the 2007 season on injured-reserve and was adequately replaced by Mike Gandy.

Chris Cooper played in 12 games for the Cardinals last year, collecting six tackles.

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