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Veteran NFL Wide Receiver Is Reportedly Getting Cut

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 28: Robby Anderson #11 of the Carolina Panthers looks on before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

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Chosen Anderson’s brief Arizona Cardinals tenure is expected to end this offseason.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the Cardinals plan to cut the wide receiver, who changed his first name from Robbie (previously spelled Robby) last month. Arizona will clear $12 million in cap space by releasing Anderson.

Anderson showed big-play prowess early in his career with the New York Jets, and he set personal highs with 95 catches and 1,096 receiving yards for the Carolina Panthers in 2020. However, he’s caught fewer than half of his targets in the last two seasons.

Carolina traded Anderson to Arizona last October following a sideline spat with a coach. He caught seven of just 17 targets for 76 yards in 10 games with the Cardinals.

Arizona can also expunge the 29-year-old’s contract without any cap penalty, making a release an expected outcome.

A new Cardinals regime could also seek a fresh start by shopping star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins this offseason. Anderson, meanwhile, can attempt to revive his career elsewhere.

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