Bradford started the first three games of the season but had been inactive for every game since Week 4, as he was owed $300,000 in bonuses for each contest in which he was a member of the 46-man roster. Between his signing bonus, base salary, and incentives, Bradford earned about $13.5 million from the Cardinals this season.
Bradford will now go on waivers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former No. 1 overall pick carries a $20-million salary for next season.