Flexibility at tight end for Cards

The Cardinals have four tight ends under contract now that starter Ben Patrick has signed his one-year tender as a restricted free agent.

All four tight ends -- Patrick, Anthony Becht, Stephen Spach and Dominique Byrd -- were with the team last season. The Cardinals are in position to head into the 2010 season without adding a tight end in the draft, should they choose to go that route.

Receiver Steve Breaston, center Lyle Sendlein, guard Deuce Lutui and nose tackle Gabe Watson are the Cardinals' remaining unsigned RFAs. Breaston was tendered to a first-round choice. The others were tendered to second-round choices.