Cardinals release Jay Feely, give kicking job to Chandler Catanzaro
The release of Feely means rookie Chandler Catanzaro will be the Cardinals' kicker.
Feely, 38, has been in the NFL since he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001 after two years in the Arena league. After stints with the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, he joined the Cardinals in 2010. He converted 98 of 115 attempts for Arizona the last four seasons.
Feely reacted to his release on Twitter:
It's been an honor to play for the @AZCardinals Michael Bidwill, thank you for your leadership and friendship. AZ will still be home!— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) August 25, 2014
The Cardinals signed Catanzaro, a Clemson product, after he went undrafted in May. The rookie has made all four of his field goal attempts in the preseason, while Feely made one of his two attempts.
Arizona also released 12 other players, including a pair of veterans in offensive tackle Max Starks and quarterback Ryan Lindley. The roster is now at 75 players, the required number teams must cut down to by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
- Ben Estes