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Cards' Berry could be finished

BerryThe Cardinals need to get younger at outside linebacker this offseason.

They came closer to heading in that direction Thursday when Bertrand Berry, one of Arizona's better situational pass-rushers, used his radio show to announce his retirement.

Berry turns 35 in August.

Retirement announcements do not always last. Berry is probably worn out and sore following his second consecutive season featuring multiple playoff games. His feelings could change.

But for now, he's finished. Berry had 6.0 sacks during the regular season. He has 65.0 for his career.

Berry was coming off an 11.5-sack season with Denver in 2003 when the Cardinals signed him. He had 14.5 sacks in 2004 before injuries limited him over the next three seasons.

The Cardinals will miss Berry, but it was time for them to develop younger players at the position.