The Kansas City Chiefs have traded cornerback Javier Arenas to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for fullback Anthony Sherman, the team announced today.
Sherman (5-10, 242) has played in 28 games (11 starts) in two NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2011-12). His career numbers include one rush for three yards and 13 catches for 111 yards. Sherman paved the way for running back Beanie Wells' first-career 1,000-yard rushing season in 2011.
He originally entered the NFL as the fifth-round selection (136th overall) of the Cardinals in the 2011 NFL Draft. The North Attleborough, MA native played fullback at Connecticut, where he served as a team captain. With the Huskies, he appeared in 51 games (28 starts), totaling 17 carries for 61 yards and adding 45 receptions for 414 yards and a touchdown in four seasons. He prepped at North Attleborough High School, where he was a multi-sport standout.
Arenas (5-9, 197) played in 47 games (12 starts) in three NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2010-12). His career numbers include 149 tackles (115 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He added two interceptions and 23 passes defensed. On special teams, he returned 50 kickoffs for 1,050 yards and 153 punts for 1,029 yards.
The Tampa, Florida native was selected with the second of the Chiefs two second-round picks (50th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Alabama and prepped at Robinson High School.