By: Barry Barnes, Founder/Senior Writer
The Kansas City Chiefs traded cornerback Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for fullback Anthony Sherman Wednesday afternoon.
Arenas played in 47 games (12 starts) in three NFL seasons with the Chiefs from 2010 to 2012, where he was the team’s second-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. His career numbers include 149 tackles (115 solo), 4.0 sacks (-35.0 yards), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The 5-9, 197-pound defensive from Alabama added two interceptions and 23 passes defensed.
On special teams, Arenas (the cousin of former NBA All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas) returned 50 kickoffs for 1,050 yards and 153 punts for 1,029 yards.
Sherman played in 28 games (11 starts) in two NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. For Sherman’s, the 5-10, 242-pound back rushed the ball once for only three yards and caught 13 passes for 111 yards.
Sherman is primarily used for blocking, and in 2011, he paved the way for running back Beanie Wells who earned his first-career 1,000-yard rushing season.
Under Cardinals’ new head coach Bruce Arians, his system does not require a fullback. To help provide solid protect for Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith and create holes for running back Jamaal Charles, Sherman’s talents and abilities will suit best for Kansas City.
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