Arizona Cardinals Trade for Buffalo Bills Offensive Lineman

The Arizona Cardinals made a move to bolster their offensive line today. The Buffalo Bills announced they were trading guard Cody Ford to the Cardinals in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round draft pick:
Ford's departure comes before tomorrow's 80-man roster cut-down deadline, indicating he was potentially on the chopping block. Drafted 38th overall in the 2019 draft, Ford started 15 games his rookie year before being relegated to only seven starts in each of the past two seasons. He never quite delivered on his draft promise for the Bills and failed to achieve an overall grade beyond 53.8 at Pro Football Focus in any of his 3 seasons.
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The Cardinals have been aggressive in settling their offensive line in front of quarterback Kyler Murray in recent years, trading for three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson last offseason and extending starting tackle D.J. Humphries to a massive extension earlier this year. Ford is likely seen as a low-cost gamble and an opportunity to enhance their protection after a colossal investment and commitment to Murray last month. The hope is the Cards can get more out of Ford than the Bills did.

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