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Toler made McFadden expendable

The Cardinals clearly liked what Greg Toler showed during limited work at cornerback late in the 2009 season.

They liked Toler enough to send veteran cornerback Bryant McFadden back to Pittsburgh with the 195th choice in the draft for the 155th choice.

McFadden was scheduled to earn $4.75 million in salary and a $225,000 workout bonus in 2010, the final year of the free-agent contract he signed with Arizona last offseason. The Cardinals deemed the price too high.

Toler's emergence made them feel comfortable about this move.