Cardinals release Max Tuerk
The Cardinals dropped an offensive lineman from the roster on Thursday.
The team announced that center Max Tuerk has been placed on waivers.
Tuerk joined the Cardinals last November when they signed him off of the Chargers practice squad. He wound up playing in one game for Arizona before the season was over.
He still started eight games, including three at defensive end, while earning second-team All-American honors from CBSsports.com. But he missed the last three games of the season with an ankle injury and as the draft drew closer, the questions about his work ethic lingered.
At one time expected to be a high first-round pick, McDowell’s stock dropped until he was taken near the beginning of the second round. It was something the Seahawks understood, but they had their eye on McDowell for a long time and even worked a trade to move out of the first round, adding four picks while still landing in a position to take McDowell.
Davis was drafted No. 6 overall in 2006, a year after the Niners used the No. 1 pick on Smith. Davis enjoyed his best seasons with Smith as a starter, earning 965 yards and 914 yards in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The 34-year-old Davis has lost a step with age but played a key role in Washington’s offense last season with Jordan Reed injured (again). Davis believes Smith can bring playmaking and consistency to Washington’s game plan.
His ability to get in and out of the pocket, keep the play alive, Davis said. That’s going to be tremendous for us, and it’s imperative that we have that because, you know, this game is all about how effective you can be, and if you can sustain plays, then that’s good, that’s great, because that allows the receivers to get open when everyone else thinks the play is dead and we can still keep going.
Davis said Smith has evolved from the quarterback he was during their San Francisco tenure.