Arizona's Steve Keim wins top executive award

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has won NFL executive of the year honors.

The award, presented by Sporting News, was announced Monday at the league meetings.

Keim helped the Cardinals tie a franchise mark for victories (11) as they earned a wild-card berth in the NFC. They did so despite a slew of injuries: 21 players missed 109 games, and they finished the season with a third-string quarterback.

Their coach, Bruce Arians, was voted AP Coach of the Year.

Last year, Keim made 217 roster moves. Of the 53 players on the roster at the end of the season, 40 were acquired by Keim during his time as GM. That total includes 13 of the team's 16 draft picks in the last two years.


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