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Cardinals growing concerned about Gerald Hayes

With Karlos Dansby in Miami, Cardinals linebacker Gerald Hayes is set to have an even bigger role than usual this season. First, he has to get healthy.

The bad back that bothered the starter late last year hasn’t recovered, despite cortisone injections. ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli writes the Cardinals officials “are concerned.” The team drafted Daryl Washington to start on the inside, and the depth is poor after that.

There is a lot of concern about the Cardinals offense following Kurt Warner’s departure, but they also have major question marks on defense after losing Dansby and safety Antrel Rolle.