With new agent, Deuce Lutui will sign RFA tender

With a new agent now, Deuce Lutui has a new plan. Or at least that is the way it looks.

The veteran guard for the Arizona Cardinals, who has not taken part in any part of the offseason as a restricted free agent, will repotedly sign his one-year tender offer. Really, he had no other choice, and the fact is it appears the line has shifted since Lutui was last with the team. The Cardinals signed veteran guard Alan Faneca in his absence, and Faneca moved into the starting lineup instantly.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Lutui’s new representation, Ken Harris, met with the Cardinals and informed them that Lutui plans to sign before the June 15 deadline at which teams can reduce the offer to RFA’s.

But Harris isn’t likely going to be able to carve out a spot in the starting lineup for Lutui, who was previously represented by Max Hannemann. Reggie Wells and Faneca look to have the guard spots nailed down and Lutui figures to be an interior reserve.

Certainly riding the bench isn’t the way any players wants to head to unrestricted free agent. It’s impossible to say if Lutui had been around the entire time if the moves would not have been made, but it is fair to say he did not enhance his position with the club by decling to volunteer for the entire voluntary offseason workout program. That is something Harris can’t fix. Not now.

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