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On whether Cardinals should add a WR

8/12/2011

Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has downplayed the team's need for a No. 2 wide receiver.

The team did consider adding Braylon Edwards, who landed in San Francisco. And the Cardinals were also reportedly interested in Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans, who was traded to the Baltimore Ravens.

How aggressively should Arizona pursue a wideout?

I think the Cardinals can afford to be selective. They already gave up a 2012 second-round choice and starting cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the Kevin Kolb trade.

The team should think hard before giving up additional choices in the 2012 draft.

The situation at receiver is not desperate as long as Larry Fitzgerald is on the team. Could the Cardinals use another one? Sure. Do they absolutely have to have one? Not at all. The Cardinals are deeper at tight end than in the past. Andre Roberts and Early Doucet are looking good as complimentary wideouts. The Cardinals are not a No. 2 receiver away from contending for a championship.

If I were the Cardinals, I'd be more interested in trading for pass-rush help -- an unlikely area to find available talent, but one of much greater need.