Ex-Ole Miss star, former No. 1 high school player, Robert Nkemdiche released by Cardinals
Former Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche is now looking for another NFL job.
Late Saturday night, the Cardinals released Nkemdiche after an unimpressive showing at training camp. Nkemdiche showed up out of shape after rehabbing his December knee injury.
“That’s where we’ll leave it. I mean, he’s on (the Physically Unable to Perform list) and he’s working through that. When he is cleared, we’ll work with him,” Kingsbury said last week.
Nkemdiche was due a $400,000 bonus had he been on the roster the fifth day of training camp.
The former Ole Miss standout, No. 1 overall player in the recruiting rankings and first-round pick played 27 games in three seasons with the Cardinals. He’s struggled with injuries and run-ins with the police, as he was arrested twice this offseason in two separate June incidents.
The Cardinals took a risk when they drafted Nkemdiche No. 29 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft; however, his upside was worth the risk. But things never panned out for him in Arizona. The physical tools are there, but the desire to play football at a high level has always been questioned.
Now, it’ll be interesting to see if any NFL team will give him another shot.