The Cardinals begin their mandatory minicamp today, and by the end of the week, the players, coaches and front office will begin their vacations for the offseason. But by the time the Cardinals report to training camp in late July, it would not be a surprise to see the Cards add at least one key veteran.
Keim, speaking Tuesday on 98.7, Arizona Sports Station, said "yes I do" when asked on the "Doug and Wolf" show if he anticipated making roster additions heading into training camp.
"Ican't forecast what we're going to do, but we'll certainly stay active and continue to look at a number of different positions and players out there on the market," Keim said. "We've done that year in and year out and had some success with some of those guys later on. It's constantly a fluid deal for us. We will continue to look at the market and gauge where the money goes with certain players. And be aggressive, trying to improve this roster."
Among the free agents the Cardinals have talked to but have yet to sign anywhere are cornerback Bashaud Breeland (who is coming off a foot injury) and safety Tre Boston (who hasn't seen the market develop that he had hoped.) That doesn't mean the Cards will sign either, but until they do sign, it makes sense to consider that the Cardinals could possibly bring one or both in. It's what Keim has done many times with "Keim Time" signings.
Keim was asked how he would define a Keim Time sign.
"Probably a signing that not many expected, or late in the process that we've had success with," he said.
"Generally they are a guy who we talked to through free agency and the summer," Keim added, "whether it is a Jermaine Gresham, whether it is a Tramon Williams, John Abraham, guys that for whatever reason, whether it is injuries, whether it is financial, things that have changed that these football players are ready to get off the couch and go.
"You have to continue to monitor those things and stay on top of them, and at the appropriate time, if you can make the signing and know the player fits not only from a schematical standpoint but they have the right mentality to come in your locker room and show they are a pro, that's always beneficial."