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Free Agency Primer 2018: Special Teams

The Cardinals are embarking on a new era under Steve Wilks.
In the ensuing months, they will identify their new starting quarterback and fill other positions of need.
The first crack at re-shaping the roster will come in free agency, which begins on March 14.
We’ll break down each position as it draws near.
Free agent primer: Special Teams Cap hit of players under contract for 2018 (via OverTheCap.com): K Phil Dawson ($3.5 million); P Andy Lee ($2.4 million) Need: Low Analysis: The Cardinals inked veterans Dawson and Lee to multi-year deals last season.
Dawson hit 32-of-40 field goals and 23-of-26 extra points in his first year with the team in 2017.
Lee also improved as the season moved along and finished seventh in the NFL with an average of 47.3 yards per punt.
His net punting average was 39.7 yards and Lee had 26 punts downed inside the 20.
Brewer is the lone scheduled free agent in the bunch.
He missed eight games in 2017 after breaking his arm while covering a punt, but returned toward the end of the year.

The Cardinals are embarking on a new era under Steve Wilks. In the ensuing months, they will identify their new starting quarterback and fill other positions of need. The first crack at re-shaping the roster will come in free agency, which begins on March 14. We’ll break down each position as it draws near.

Free agent primer: Special Teams

Cap hit of players under contract for 2018 (via OverTheCap.com): K Phil Dawson ($3.5 million); P Andy Lee ($2.4 million)

Need: Low

Analysis: The Cardinals inked veterans Dawson and Lee to multi-year deals last season. Dawson hit 32-of-40 field goals and 23-of-26 extra points in his first year with the team in 2017. He began the year slowly but found a groove down the stretch, nailing 20-of-22 field goals in the second half of the season.

Lee…

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