According to the NFLPA website on Tuesday, the Cardinals had just under $1.2 million in cap space remaining. This move gives them some breathing room during the second half of the season. Of course, it comes with a cost, as Kennard’s cap hit in 2022 and 2023 now increase by more than $860,000.
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Kennard’s salary for 2021 is $6.25 million. Yates reports the Cardinals converted nearly $2.6 million into a bonus, which spreads out over three contract years — this year, next year and the voiding 2023 season. It saves the Cardinals more than $1.7 million in cap space.
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