Bryan McCann gives Cardinals' flexibility
March, 17, 2014
By Josh Weinfuss | ESPN.com
While second-year safety Tyrann Mathieu is recovering from his ACL and LCL injuries, McCann will likely compete for Mathieu's nickel job. His experience and familiarity with the Cardinals' defense will help his case come training camp. But it's very unlikely that McCann will compete for a cornerback job.
Arizona signed McCann to a one-year contract Monday. His versatility made him an attractive asset.
Last season, McCann was released after training camp and was re-signed on Nov. 19 to be Arizona's gunner opposite Justin Bethel. With Mathieu's return still undetermined and with Teddy Williams recovering from an Achilles injury, McCann may again be the starting gunner opposite Bethel when training camp begins.
Coaches were pleased with McCann's performance for the final month-and-a-half last season, and with his speed, that pair at gunner could even start the season.
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