Report: Arizona Cardinals releasing former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann Mathieu’s run with the Arizona Cardinals reportedly is over.

On Wednesday, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that the Cardinals had informed the former LSU defensive back that they were releasing him. Mathieu joined the franchise as a third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has 307 tackles and 11 interceptions for his career.

The Cardinals reportedly were working to reach an agreement with Mathieu on a restricted deal before $18 million of the player’s contract became guaranteed at the start of the league year on Wednesday afternoon, per Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper. Mathieu reportedly would have had a cap number of $14.1 million, which is more money than Arizona wanted to allot toward him.

Clearly, this is a financial decision for Arizona, which saw Mathieu rise as a productive member of the franchise’s secondary for multiple seasons. He played a full 16-game regular season for the first time in his career last year, finishing with 78 tackles, 2 interceptions and 1 sack.

The height of Mathieu’s time with the Cardinals came during the 2015 season, when he was named to the Pro Bowl.

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