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Trade Deadline Passes, And So Do Cardinals

Cardinals GM Steve Keim (left) and president Michael Bidwill watch their team prior to playing the 49ers last weekend.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim (left) and president Michael Bidwill watch their team prior to playing the 49ers last weekend.

Trade rumors followed the Cardinals for weeks, coming from all angles including one from Patrick Peterson himself, but in the end, Tuesday's trade deadline passed without the team making a deal.

"There is a lot of dialogue and conversation," General Manager Steve Keim said last week on 98.7, Arizona's Sports Station. "There are a lot of conversations but very few times people want to pull the trigger because the compensation doesn't match."

The Cardinals are in the middle of their bye week, and had practice earlier Tuesday.

There were some significant NFL deals. The Broncos flipped wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Texans for a fourth-round pick and the Lions traded wide receiver Golden Tate to the Eagles for a third-round pick. The Packers sent safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington for a fourth-round pick and running back Ty Montgomery to the Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round pick. The undefeated Rams sent a third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round pick to Jacksonville for defensive end Dante Fowler.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, did make non-trade moves Tuesday by signing tight end John Phillips and offensive lineman Colby Gossett.

"At (2-6) it's pretty clear where we are at, and that's to improve this roster any way we can, which can be difficult in the middle of the season," Keim said. "We'll continue to bring in as many players as we can on Tuesdays that may have a chance to make us better."

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