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Jerraud Powers | Defensive Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187
College: Auburn
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ESPN Cardinals blogger Josh Weinfuss believes there's a "good chance" CB Jerraud Powers is a salary-cap casualty.
Powers is due $3 million, and would count $4.75 million against the cap. Powers started all 16 games last season, but was highly uneven opposite Patrick Peterson. He had a knack for breaking up passes, but also making mistakes. The Cardinals could possibly do better for cheaper opposite shut-down corner Peterson. Thu, Feb 13, 2014 10:15:00 PM

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Date: expects Jerraud Powers to start over Antoine Cason opposite Patrick Peterson.

Reporter Darren Urban "wouldn’t be shocked" if Cason beat out Powers in camp, however. Urban believes Powers' experience playing for Cardinals coach Bruce Arians last season gives him a leg up. Cason has been a starter each of the past three years, but played poorly in 2012. He's also making less than Powers. In other words, Powers is the better bet to start.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Jerraud Powers has been running as the No. 2 cornerback over Antoine Cason in Cardinals OTAs.

Cason has been a starter each of the past three seasons, but it's not a surprise after Powers brought home a three-year, $10.5 million deal compared to Cason's one-year, $2 million pact. Cason could fall back to dime duties with Javier Arenas highly experienced in the slot. A rangy press corner, Cason is best suited to the outside. The Cards are deep at cornerback one year after being thin.
Tue, May 14, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with CB Jerraud Powers, formerly of the Colts, to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

New head coach Bruce Arians has his fingerprints all over this one. He got a first-hand look at Powers in practice every day last season while both were in Indianapolis. Now Powers will step in as a starter opposite Patrick Peterson in the Cardinals' thin secondary.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Free agent CB Jerraud Powers will visit the Cardinals then Chargers.

Both teams are extremely desperate for cornerback help. Arizona has just two under contract for 2013, and both of San Diego's starters from 2012 are free agents. Powers has a staff connection with both organizations.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:28:00 PM

According to the Indy Star, the Colts view free agent Jerraud Powers as a No. 2 corner.

Powers wants to be paid like a No. 1 corner, so he's likely going to hit the open market later this afternoon. He's been steadily linked to San Diego, where Tom Telesco is now the general manager. Telesco was part of the Colts' front office when they drafted Powers.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 11:11:00 AM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts remain in talks with free agent CB Jerraud Powers, but that he's drawing interest from "at least two other teams."

It would behoove Powers to sign quickly if he's planning to leave the Colts, as the money for cornerbacks will dry up quickly in a loaded market. San Diego is one team that might place a higher price on Powers than the Colts.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 02:50:00 PM

The Chargers are expected to have "deep talks" with free agent CB Jerraud Powers.

New Bolts GM Tom Telesco was in Indianapolis' front office when Powers was drafted. Like the Colts, the Chargers are needy at cornerback but have quite a bit less cap space to spend. Powers should be cheaper than Antoine Cason.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 04:11:00 PM

The Colts are trying to re-sign CB Jerraud Powers before the start of free agency.

"They are making a concerted effort to get something done," Powers' agent said. "They’ve made it clear they want him and Jerraud has made it clear he wants to stay." Powers' rep did add "we’re also aware there will be a market for him." The Colts aren't going to keep Powers for less than market value.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 10:09:00 AM

According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, the Chargers "look to be considering a run" at free agent CB Jerraud Powers.

Both of the Chargers' incumbent starting cornerbacks (Antoine Cason, Quentin Jammer) are free agents, and Powers played in a defensive scheme similar to Chargers DC John Pagano's under Pagano's brother, Chuck, in Indianapolis last season. Powers is a talented 25-year-old who's mostly underachieved to this point in his career. He's not likely to break the bank in free agency.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 07:14:00 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano is "keeping his fingers crossed" and hopes the Colts re-sign free agent CB Jerraud Powers.

"If he’s not [playing for us], he’s going to be playing for somebody and playing good football," said Pagano. Powers is down the list on a deep free-agent cornerback class, so he could likely be re-signed at a reasonable price. The Colts would be wise to aim higher, though.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson says free agent CB Jerraud Powers' toe is healed.

Powers went on injured reserve after Week 9 due to turf toe and underwent surgery to reattach a torn ligament to his right big toe. His future with the Colts is up in the air, but the team needs an upgrade opposite Vontae Davis. Powers should be ready for OTAs.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Colts CB Jerraud Powers (turf toe, I.R.) ended up undergoing surgery to reattach a torn ligament to his right big toe.

Powers described the injury as grade-3 turf toe and expects to be fully recovered in January. The impending free agent's Indianapolis future is up in the air. "I want to be here, especially with the special thing we've got going," said Powers. "I think they saw enough."
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 11:11:00 AM

Colts placed CB Jerraud Powers (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's a disappointing end to a disappointing season for Powers, who finished 78th among 105 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 2012 cornerback ratings. Powers is scheduled for free agency in 2013. While the 25-year-old has flashed starting-caliber ability in the past, Powers has always been inconsistent and hasn't played more than 12 games in any of his four seasons. For a playoff contending Colts team, this is still a significant blow.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 03:07:00 PM

Colts CB Jerraud Powers (toe) will not play in Thursday's game against the Jaguars.

The Colts will be without Powers and Vontae Davis (knee). It would be a concern if they were facing a real passing offense. Look for Cassius Vaughn and Darius Butler to start.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 12:39:00 PM

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