BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Payments have traded guard Cody Ford to the Arizona Cardinals in alternate for a 2023 fifth-round draft decide.
Ford was initially drafted by the Payments within the second spherical of the 2019 NFL draft out of Oklahoma to be the staff’s proper deal with of the longer term reverse left deal with Dion Dawkins. Issues, nevertheless, didn’t go in line with plan.
After enjoying proper deal with in 15 video games his rookie 12 months, Ford performed solely guard the previous two seasons. He spent 2020 at each guard spots, enjoying a mixed seven video games and struggling a season-ending knee damage. Final season, he performed solely proper guard, showing in 15 video games, beginning seven, and was inactive in Week 14 towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Payments drafted Spencer Brown within the third spherical of the 2021 NFL draft to be the staff’s proper deal with. He’s making his manner again from a again damage and is splitting time with offensive lineman David Quessenberry. The staff has emphasised offensive linemen having versatility, and Ford’s lack of place flexibility makes linemen resembling backup Bobby Hart extra of a possible match for the ultimate roster.
Ford performed nicely within the staff’s second preseason recreation towards the Denver Broncos.
“I feel he is achieved a very good job. He actually has,” coach Sean McDermott mentioned after the sport. “You noticed him ending off blocks in a bodily method. Immediately that stood out to me, and I feel he is had an exceptional coaching camp thus far.”
Ford will now be a part of his onetime Oklahoma teammate, quarterback Kyler Murray, in Arizona.
The commerce comes forward of Tuesday’s deadline for all NFL rosters to be at 80 gamers by 4 p.m. ET.