Arizona Cardinals fill one of their empty roster spots
With three empty spots on the Arizona Cardinals 90-man roster, they had room for another linebacker on Tuesday
If there is any position where it can be argued the Arizona Cardinals are filling the need from just about everywhere, it is at linebacker. They added another on Tuesday.
Former Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Andre Branch is making his way west to be with the Cardinals. The linebacker was a second round pick of the Jaguars in 2012.
He spent the last three seasons with the Dolphins. Last season he played in 14 games but started just one. He had just 1.5 sacks.
This was coming off two seasons of 4.5 and 5.5 sacks consecutively. His career-high for sacks in a season was 6 sacks in 2013. He has 25.5 sacks over his career.
He was a full time starter in 2016 and 2017 but fell off considerably in that 2018 season. So, it makes you wonder what the Cardinals saw in him recently?
At this point you have to wonder if you are without contract and have a pulse you might make it onto the Cardinals 90-man roster? It might be slightly more than that but I’m guessing not by much.
With the open spots on the roster, there won’t be too much complaining at this point. It is still early in camp and a good time to get a look at guys. The only way to truly test them is in games, which start next week.
Let’s hope he’s around a little longer than Matt Longacre was. The former Los Angeles Rams linebacker was with the Cardinals for just four days before being given a pink slip.
So, if they are only lasting that long, might not be too much to get worked up over. Unless of course he actually produces and hangs around longer than one practice, then we’ll be calling to see more of him.