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Arizona Cardinals release quarterback Sam Bradford

Posted: 2:08 PM, Nov 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-04 03:42:41Z

Less then eight months after signing him to a $20 million deal, the Arizona Cardinals have parted ways with quarterback Sam Bradford.

In March, the Cardinals signed Bradford to a one-year deal worth $20 million, including $15 million in guaranteed money. He opened the 2018 season as the Cardinals' starting quarterback, but he was benched in favor of rookie QB Josh Rosen at the end of the Cardinals' third regular-season game vs. the Chicago Bears on Sept. 23. 

Bradford has been inactive for each of the Cardinals' last five games, as Rosen was named the Cardinals' starter before their Week 4 matchup vs. the Seahawks. Mike Glennon has served as the Cardinals' backup QB.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bradford will leave the Cardinals with about $13.5 million: a $10 million bonus, about $2.5 million in base salary and $1 million in playing bonuses. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Cardinals tried to deal Bradford before this week's trade deadline.

A nine-year pro, Bradford completed 50 of 80 passes for 400 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions as a Cardinal.