A few weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals locked up their locker room and their practice facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.
It was a move that had been rumored for months and the team was thrilled with the move.
It’s a move Arizona fans have been clamoring for.
Arizona was one of the teams that had long had a relationship with locksmith Scott Fiedler, but the Cardinals had been waiting on a new ownership group to come into town.
That group finally got in the door on Monday, as the Cardinals announced the hire of longtime locksmith Michael Sacks.
Sacks is a veteran locksmith with a reputation for finding locks that can’t be unlocked, and he has a long and distinguished track record of finding locks in his career.
The Scottsday deal came after a successful season in 2016, when Sacks was a member of the locksmiths Hall of Fame.
“Michael was one to look out for his clients, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Cardinals,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said in a statement.
“He is a locksmith who knows how to find locks that won’t be broken.”
Sacks also had some experience in the locker room.
In the 2016 season, Sacks worked with veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu.
“I think he has proven to be a very effective locksmith in the past,” Sacks said.
“A lot of his clients have been successful, and this is a great opportunity for him to continue to grow and build on his skills.
He has proven himself to be very well-respected in the locksports industry, and I think he’ll be a tremendous asset to the team.”
In addition to the locks, Sashes said the Cardinals will now also have a private practice facility, which is something they’ve been looking for since they took over the facility last year.
“The Cardinals have been looking at the best facilities to practice and to play,” Sashes told NFL.com’s Adam Schefter.
“We have a great team and a great facility in downtown Scottsfield, and they’re excited to welcome Michael to the community.”
Saks has worked for the team since 1996, and has been working in lockpicking since the early 2000s.
In his time with the team, he has found many of the NFL’s greatest lockpicks, including the Colts’ Joe Theismann, Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, and the Cowboys’ Jason Witten.
Saks also worked with Arizona’s team president and general manager, John Mozeliak, for many years.
He was hired to help take care of the Cardinals lockroom and practice facility after former Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer left for the San Francisco 49ers in 2012.
Sack, who has worked with the Cardinals since 2006, said that he feels comfortable working for the organization and that he’s proud to be working for them.
“My goal is to help build the Arizona Cardinal locker room, the team’s locker room,” Saks said.
He said he is excited to be able to help the Cardinals and their fans by working on a variety of projects.
“It’s a great fit for me to help this team build,” Suts said.
Sigs says he plans to be back in Arizona for the start of training camp next month.