Arizona Cardinals add journeyman to defense
The Arizona Cardinals added yet another body for depth on the defensive line on Thursday
Making those last moves before camp. The Arizona Cardinals added defensive lineman Jacquies Smith on Thursday.
They also announced the addition of Arthur Moats on Thursday as well, although we knew on Wednesday that he likely was going to be added. We listed him as a linebacker but appears he will be on the defensive line in Arizona.
Like Moats, not a lot to write home about on Smith, yet. He is a journeyman who has bounced around from spot to spot over the last six years.
Smith started his career as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2012. After a brief stint in the CFL, he joined the New York Jets as a practice squad player.
He then joined the Buffalo Bills after the end of the 2013 season before eventually latching on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three plus seasons. His best seasons were in 2014 and 2015 when he started 18 of 27 games over those two seasons.
He spent all of the 2016 season on injured reserve. He eventually was released in October 2017 and made two appearances for the Detroit Lions last season.
Now he moves on to the Cardinals where he will be a depth player. To make room for Moats and Smith, the Cardinals, who were at 91 players at that point, waived defensive end Praise Martin-Oguike.
Just as we thought, the Cardinals were going to continuously look for players to add up until camp started. Don’t expect that to stop.
I would expect the Cardinals to evaluate things after the first weekend of practice and maybe make more moves soon. Don’t get used to the roster as is. What you see today is likely not what you will see tomorrow.
Now the Cardinals are set to report to camp on Friday in Glendale. The camp at University of Phoenix Stadium will be their sixth in the Valley since spending the first 24 out of 25 seasons in Flagstaff with one moved to Prescott.