Cardinals’ Cory Redding continues to have a real passion for the game

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding is excited for his 13th season in the NFL.

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Arizona Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding has been in the league 13 years, but the passion and love he has for the game has never left him.

That was very evident when Redding appeared on Arizona Sports 98.7 Bickley and Marotta Monday to talk about this upcoming season and his excitement for another year of football. 

"I’m blessed to play a kid’s game," he said. "Why not go out on the field and lay it on the line every time I step on that grass?

"I’m going to give you all of me as far as passion and energy goes, and just try to get to the ball carrier and make some plays."

Redding doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon either. He is happy with where he is in his career and will keep playing for as long as his body allows him to.

"You know, once you get close to that 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, man, those miles start adding up," he joked. "The goal was to get to 10. I got to 10 and every year I just take it one year at a time."

Redding could have played for many teams when he became a free agent this past offseason, but chose the Cardinals because of his relationship with head coach Bruce Arians.

"I see that I made the best decision," he said. "It always starts with the head coach. You have to have a head coach with the mindset of, you know, not really just selling it for just any nonsense. He wants to win, he wants to win right, not caring about anything else other than getting your job done and winning."

(h/t Arizona Sports)