Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Chiefs traded cornerback
Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday in exchange for fullback
A second-round pick of the Chiefs in the 2010 draft, Arenas made a career-high
nine starts last season and finished the year with 60 tackles and eight passes
defensed. The 25-year-old was not expected to challenge for a starting job
this season, however, after Kansas City added veteran corners Sean Smith and
Dunta Robinson through free agency.
Arenas also gives the Cardinals experience in the return game, having averaged
9.9 yards per punt runback and 21.0 yards on kickoffs over his three NFL
seasons. He led the AFC with an average of 12.8 yards per punt return in 2011.
Sherman made the Cardinals as a fifth-round pick in 2011 and served as the
club's primary fullback the past two seasons, but Arizona wasn't planning on
utilizing the position as much under new head coach Bruce Arians. The
Connecticut product recorded 13 catches for 111 yards during his time with the
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