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The Arizona Cardinals traded Anthony Sherman, a former starting fullback and captain at UConn, to the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday for cornerback Javier Arenas.
Sherman, who served as Arizona's special teams captain last season - his third in the NFL - was deemed expendable by new head coach Bruce Arians because the fullback did not fit into his offensive plans.
The Chiefs also drafted a fullback in the sixth round in Braden Wilson, who played nearby at Kansas State. But that evidently didn't deter new general manager John Dorsey, a former UConn All-Amerian, and coach Andy Reid from acquiring Sherman from the Cardinals.
Sherman, who has two years remaining on his current contract, was used primarily as a blocking back under former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. He caught 13 passes for 111 yards and carried just once for three yards over two seasons.
- Staff and Wire Reports