Defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, released by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday on the final cut down to the 53-man roster, has cleared waivers and will be headed to the New England Patriots practice squad. It was rumored the Cards may have wanted to get Gaston back. Those are the risks you take though.
Gaston, a rookie from Purdue, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cards back in May. He didn’t make much noise early in training camp, however he had a productive game against the San Diego Chargers last Thursday night. Gaston had six tackles in the preseason, all against the Chargers. Maybe that was enough to catch the eye of the Patriots? He did have 131 tackles and seven sacks in his four-year career at Purdue.
The Cards could have used the extra depth on the practice squad roster given the injury to Darnell Dockett. Another injury at the position could elevate a defensive tackle from the practice squad in a hurry. However, as stated, these are the risks teams take when you release guys. Good luck to Gaston.