NFL Rumors: Cardinals Expected to Move on From Chosen Anderson, Rodney Hudson

NFL Rumors: Cardinals Expected to Move on From Chosen Anderson, Rodney Hudson
Francisco RosaMarch 6, 2023

ATLANTA, GA  JANUARY 01:  Arizona wide receiver Robbie Anderson (81) warms up prior to the start of the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons on January 1st, 2023 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.  (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Arizona Cardinals are expected to release receiver Chosen Anderson—previously known as Robbie Anderson—and center Rodney Hudson, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

It would mark the first big decisions made by the Cardinals’ new brass of coach Jonathan Gannon and general manager Monti Ossenfort.

Both players had limited roles for Arizona in 2022. Anderson started just two games after being traded from the Carolina Panthers in October, and Hudson was placed on injured reserve after the first four games.

The moves would save the organization $12 million and $2 million against the salary cap.

Hudson, 33, is reportedly set to decide his NFL future. He considered retirement as recently as last offseason before choosing to return to the Cardinals for his 12th professional season.

He is a three-time Pro Bowler and 2019 second-team All-Pro who also played with the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders since he was drafted out of Florida State in the second round in 2011. Arizona acquired Hudson and a seventh-round pick from the Raiders for a third round pick in 2021.

Hudson also landed on injured reserve that season, though he helped the team to a playoff berth.

Anderson, 29, had a turbulent 2022. He got into an argument with his position coach, Joe Daily, and was sent to the locker room during a Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams by interim head coach Steve Wilks.

One day later, he was traded to Arizona.

In 10 games, he had just seven receptions for 76 yards as the team’s fourth target behind DeAndre Hopkins, Marquise Brown and Rondale Moore.

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