Cardinals release receiver Byrd, linebacker Giordano

The Cardinals released wide receiver LaRon Byrd and linebacker Dan Giordano on Friday.

Byrd spent the 2013 season on injured reserve after playing in three games as a rookie in 2012, when he had one catch for eight yards. Byrd, a Miami product, was signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.

Giordano spent his entire rookie season on the Physically Unable to Perform list after he signed as a rookie free agent out of Cincinnati.