Jerraud Powers DB ARI 5 Months
ESPN Cardinals blogger Josh Weinfuss believes there's a "good chance" CB Jerraud Powers is a salary-cap casualty.
Powers is due $3 million, and would count $4.75 million against the cap. Powers started all 16 games last season, but was highly uneven opposite Patrick Peterson. He had a knack for breaking up passes, but also making mistakes. The Cardinals could possibly do better for cheaper opposite shut-down corner Peterson.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Jun 18 '13
AzCardinals.com expects Jerraud Powers to start over Antoine Cason opposite Patrick Peterson.
Reporter Darren Urban "wouldn't be shocked" if Cason beat out Powers in camp, however. Urban believes Powers' experience playing for Cardinals coach Bruce Arians last season gives him a leg up. Cason has been a starter each of the past three years, but played poorly in 2012. He's also making less than Powers. In other words, Powers is the better bet to start.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI May 14 '13
Jerraud Powers has been running as the No. 2 cornerback over Antoine Cason in Cardinals OTAs.
Cason has been a starter each of the past three seasons, but it's not a surprise after Powers brought home a three-year, $10.5 million deal compared to Cason's one-year, $2 million pact. Cason could fall back to dime duties with Javier Arenas highly experienced in the slot. A rangy press corner, Cason is best suited to the outside. The Cardinals are deep at cornerback one year after being thin.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Mar 13 '13
Cardinals agreed to terms with CB Jerraud Powers, formerly of the Colts, to a three-year contract.
New head coach Bruce Arians has his fingerprints all over this one. He got a first-hand look at Powers in practice every day last season while both were in Indianapolis. Now Powers will step in as a starter opposite Patrick Peterson in the Cardinals' thin secondary.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Mar 12 '13
Free agent CB Jerraud Powers will visit the Cardinals then Chargers.
Both teams are extremely desperate for cornerback help. Arizona has just two under contract for 2013, and both of San Diego's starters from 2012 are free agents. Powers has a staff connection with both organizations.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Mar 12 '13
According to the Indy Star, the Colts view free agent Jerraud Powers as a No. 2 corner.
Powers wants to be paid like a No. 1 corner, so he's likely going to hit the open market later this afternoon. He's been steadily linked to San Diego, where Tom Telesco is now the general manager. Telesco was part of the Colts' front office when they drafted Powers.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Mar 11 '13
The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts remain in talks with free agent CB Jerraud Powers, but that he's drawing interest from "at least two other teams."
It would behoove Powers to sign quickly if he's planning to leave the Colts, as the money for cornerbacks will dry up quickly in a loaded market. It's doubtful an outside team will place a higher price on Powers than the Colts.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Mar 09 '13
The Chargers are expected to have "deep talks" with free agent CB Jerraud Powers.
New Bolts GM Tom Telesco was in Indianapolis' front office when Powers was drafted. Like the Colts, the Chargers are needy at cornerback but have quite a bit less cap space to spend. Powers should be cheaper than Antoine Cason.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Mar 08 '13
The Colts are trying to re-sign CB Jerraud Powers before the start of free agency.
"They are making a concerted effort to get something done," Powers' agent said. "They've made it clear they want him and Jerraud has made it clear he wants to stay." Powers' rep did add "we're also aware there will be a market for him." The Colts aren't going to keep Powers for less than market value.
Jerraud Powers DB ARI Feb 25 '13
According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, the Chargers "look to be considering a run" at free agent CB Jerraud Powers.
Both of the Chargers' incumbent starting cornerbacks (Antoine Cason, Quentin Jammer) are free agents, and Powers played in a defensive scheme similar to Chargers DC John Pagano's under Pagano's brother, Chuck, in Indianapolis last season. Powers is a talented 25-year-old who's mostly underachieved to this point in his career. He's not likely to break the bank in free agency.