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Josh Shaw of the Arizona Cardinals Returns as Free Agent

Josh Shaw, a former cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals, has returned to the NFL as a free agent, after violating the league’s code of conduct.

For fans who aren’t aware of Josh Shaw, the Cardinals signed him in 2019 as a cornerback. However, Shaw landed a spot injured reserve before the start of the 2019 season. After the season ended things looked up for Shaw until the league suspended him for at least a year due to gambling violations. The NFL discovered Shaw had betted on one NFL game, which violates the league’s policies in regards to the code of conduct. Shaw’s bet was on the second halves of three Week 10 games, sources say, and included the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were leading the Cardinals 17-13 at halftime.

The incident that year forced to release a statement in 2019 to remind teams of the NFL’s gambling policies.

The policy states. “All NFL Personnel are prohibited from placing, soliciting, or facilitating any bet, whether directly or indirectly through a third-party, on any NFL game, practice, or other events. This includes betting on game outcome, statistics, score, the performance of any individual participant, or any other kind of ‘proposition bet’ on which wagering is offered.”

Shaw later took the NFL to court, where he dropped appeals against the suspension.

Josh Shaw Returns to the Cardinals?

Since being reinstated to the NFL, Shaw is now registered as a free-agent. However, it’s still debatable if Shaw shall return to Arizona or not.

On one hand, Shaw has yet to play a game with the Cardinals and might stay with the team to see if he has any synergy with the Cardinal’s defense.

However, his status as a free-agent also means other teams can offer him a better contract than the Cardinals offer.

This said if the Cardinals are interested in Shaw staying. Re-working the contract in the near future should be considered.

Check back to The Game Haus for more options on other teams are likely to scoop up Shaw for the 2021 season.

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