Although tight end Ben Patrick is not a important part in the Arizona Cardinals’ passing game, the team just does not want to lost too much if they have to give up the three-year veteran. Thus the Cardinals are planning to send the second round qualifying tender to him to before Thursday’s deadline.
Patrick played in nine games last season, making seven starts, and caught 12 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. He’s considered a developing blocker and will give the Cardinals some continuity on offense as the team works to revamp the defense.
Putting on the Cardinals jersey as a seventh-round draft pick in 2007, Patrick is originally worth a higher-level tender. If not making proper offer in time, the Cardinals could have faced challenges from other teams looking to sign him away as a restricted free agent.