The Arizona Cardinals have numerous queries heading into coaching camp and they answered a several with the addition of two new players.
The Cardinals introduced that they have signed cornerback Josh Jackson and linebacker Ben Niemann. Each gamers participated in tryouts during this week’s minicamp.
Arizona waived safety Javon Hagan next the signing of the two new gamers.
Jackson put in the second 50 % of final time on the Kansas Town Chiefs observe squad following a two-months remain with the New York Giants wherever he was inactive for the very first seven game titles. Jackson was acquired by the Giants from the Packers in an Aug. 17 trade. He was waived by the Giants on Oct. 26 and signed to Kansas City’s observe squad 3 times later. He was elevated from the observe squad for two online games and gained 4 tackles. He was introduced from the exercise squad on Jan. 18. The vast majority of his 4-year career was with Green Bay.
In his 3 seasons with the Packers, the 6-foot cornerback started 15 video games and played in 44 all through which he accrued 86 tackles, a single fumble, and 1 fumble restoration. The 26-12 months-aged was chosen in the second spherical of the 2018 draft.
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The Cardinals still left minicamp with nine cornerbacks on their roster, but there are quite a few issues concerning how the workforce will discover a acceptable cornerback to replace Jeff Gladney. Gladney was signed by the Cardinals in March, but was killed in a auto accident in late May well.
Jackson will contend with cornerbacks Marco Wilson, Byron Murphy Jr., Antonio Hamilton and Jace Whittaker as perfectly as seventh-round pick Christian Matthew, Breon Borders, Nate Brooks and Darrell Baker Jr.
Niemann played for the Chiefs because 2018. An undrafted rookie that year, in four seasons he began in 12 games but played in 62, earning 167 tackles (110 solo), six tackles for decline and five fumble recoveries. He became an unrestricted free of charge agent in March.
Niemann played largely on specific teams when in Kansas City, but noticed his defensive snap depend raise throughout his time with the workforce. Just after taking part in in only 6% of the team’s defensive snaps in 2018, he increased that to 36% in 2019, 47% in 2020 and 50% in 2021. Last period, he played in 17 video games with 5 starts off and had a occupation-superior 57 tackles.
The 26-yr-aged linebacker is currently mentioned as an inside of linebacker on the Cardinals roster.
Equally gamers ended up teammates in university at Iowa.