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Cardinals free-agency update: 20-day mark

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Kurt Warner and Karlos Dansby won't be leaving the Cardinals this offseason.

That means Arizona accomplished its two primary goals for the offseason, even if the Warner negotiations took a detour. (Dansby signed his one-year tender as a franchise player.)

The chart shows which unrestricted free agents the Cardinals have re-signed, added and lost since the signing period opened Feb. 27. We can also see which of their own free agents remain unsigned. I'll update the other NFC West teams as the day progresses.

Several Cardinals fans have expressed to me concern about possibly losing Bertrand Berry. Older veterans sometimes do wind up signing late. The Cardinals will also presumably look for pass rushers in the draft.

Arizona brought back Berry at a discounted price last season. He wound up playing more than Clark Haggans and nearly as much as Travis LaBoy.

Arizona did not "lose" Antonio Smith, J.J. Arrington, Monty Beisel and Eric Green so much as the Cardinals watched them leave. Yes, they would have liked to keep Smith, but they figured he wouldn't fit into their budget for the position.

Signing Bryant McFadden was a bonus. That move puts the Cardinals in position to field a strong secondary for years to come, health permitting.