Cardinals to trade for offensive lineman; Antoine Bethea, Mike Glennon released

The Cards are looking for offensive line stability
Posted at 2:07 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 19:50:26-05

The Arizona Cardinals made a number of roster moves just in time for the weekend.

The Cardinals have agreed to acquire offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a sixth-round NFL Draft pick, according to multiple reports Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Gilbert was selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has started 87 career NFL games, including five last season, but he has missed the majority of the last two seasons due to injuries and a suspension.

Gilbert was the Steelers' Rookie of the Year in 2011 and has received high grades from Pro Football Focus throughout his NFL career. But in 2017, Gilbert was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, and he missed most of the second half of the 2018 season with a knee injury.

The Cardinals are looking for stability on their offensive line after all five of their season-opening starters missed games due to injury in 2018.

Also on Friday, the Cardinals announced they have released veteran safety Antoine Bethea and quarterback Mike Glennon.

The 34-year-old Bethea was a three-time Pro Bowl selection with the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers before signing with the Cardinals prior to the 2017 season. He started all 16 games for the Cardinals last season, recording a team-high 121 total tackles.

Glennon signed with the Cardinals before the 2018 season but served a backup role throughout the season. He completed 15 of 21 passes and threw one touchdown in two games in Arizona.

The Cardinals also announced Friday that they have re-signed running back and ASU alum D.J. Foster to a one-year contract, and they have extended offers to tight ends Ricky Seals-Jones and Darrell Daniels and offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich.