The Arizona Cardinals signed the experienced Zach Brown to add depth to an already stacked crew of linebackers
This past Friday, the Arizona Cardinals signed a player that they didn’t appear to need. The fact that there were already five inside linebackers on the club’s roster did not prevent management from adding another one to the mix. Zach Brown has joined the Cards, but the role he will take on with his new team is not yet clear.
Brown is now part of an inside linebacking group that also features Jordan Hicks, Haason Reddick, Joe Walker, Dennis Gardeck and Zeke Turner. Arizona has yet to announce if any of those five were injured during Thursday Night’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The organization is not required to disclose that information at the moment, being that the Cardinals will not take the field again until November 10th.
The veteran Brown played the first six games of the 2019 campaign with the Philadelphia Eagles, but was released on October 14th. Philly failed to give a specific reason for the breakup, but the defender’s derogatory comments about the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings may have been the culprit. Days before Kirk Cousins devoured the Philadelphia secondary on October 13th, Brown provided motivation by stating that the quarterback was the weakest part of the Minnesota offense.
Along with his strong opinions, Brown also brings a solid NFL resume with him to the desert. The former second-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans has racked up 661 tackles, 17.5 sacks, seven interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in 100 professional appearances (80 starts). Besides the Eagles and the Titans, Brown has also spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins as well.
To make room for Brown, the Cards parted ways with the recently-acquired Alfred Morris. The running back was brought to the nest on October 23rd, when David Johnson and D.J. Foster were sidelined. This past Monday’s trade for the impressive Kenyan Drake made Morris expendable.