The Arizona Cardinals added a veteran to their constantly changing defensive line
For the second time in a week, the Arizona Cardinals added a player they came back to after two sides failed to come to an agreement. The Cardinals agreed to a contract on Monday with defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, a 10-year NFL veteran.
McDonald was in last week for a visit with the team but could not come to terms. Last week the Cardinals signed receiver Michael Crabtree after a failed previous attempt.
McDonald was last with the Oakland Raiders in 2018. He previously played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Now McDonald arrives to a defensive line that certainly needed more veteran presence on it. They had to part ways with Robert Nkemdiche early in camp and then Darius Phillon a couple of weeks ago.
McDonald wasn’t the only addition to the defensive line on Monday either. The Cardinals also signed Siupeli Anau. Anau has been on and off the Cardinals roster for the last couple of seasons.
Anau most recently was with the Arizona Hotshots of the now defunct AAF League which folder back in the spring. He played college football at Northern Arizona University.
`The moves aren’t Earth shakers but enough to show the Cardinals know they have some depth issues and are trying to address it. There is only so much talent available out there in the free agent pool.
We likely won’t see either of them play this week against the Denver Broncos in the fourth and final preseason game of 2019. What will be interesting is to see if either one of them survive the final 53-man roster this weekend.
Also, back to Crabtree, he will not play this week in Denver either. It may not be until the season opener or later until he’s on the field with the Cardinals.