Arizona Cardinals add another defensive lineman to the mix
The Arizona Cardinals front office has acquired Trevon Coley to add some depth to a defensive line that is shaping up nicely
Heading into the 2020 offseason, the main objective of the Arizona Cardinals front office was anything but a secret. Anyone who watched the team play last year became well aware of the fact that their defense needed help. Based on his acquisitions since free agency began back on March 16th, Cards general manager Steve Keim obviously got that vibe as well.
Over the past week and a half, Arizona’s additions have weighed heavily on the defensive side of the ball. Free agents like Jordan Phillips, Devon Kennard and De’Vondre Campbell have already agreed to come to the desert. On Wednesday, Keim and company obtained yet another toy for coordinator Vance Joseph‘s unit.
It’s been announced that the Cardinals and defensive lineman Trevon Coley have reached agreement on a one-year deal. The 25-year old originally entered the league back in 2016, when he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens. Since that time, Coley’s career can best be described as a rollercoaster ride.
After being waived by the Ravens in August of ’16, Coley joined the Washington Redskins practice squad in November. The Florida Atlantic University product was then released by the Redskins on December 13th, just two weeks after he flocked to the nation’s capital.
A couple of days after leaving Washington, Coley was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad. The 6’1, 310 pounder was promoted to the 53-man roster in 2017, and earned a starting role for the first time since he turned professional. In 15 appearances (15 starts) that season, Coley totaled 41 tackles (seven for loss), two sacks and two passes defensed for the Browns.
Coley started 14 more contests for Cleveland in 2018. The Florida native recorded 39 tackles that year, and recorded a safety during a week seven matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coley’s stint with the Browns came to an end when he was waived by the team on September 1st, 2019.
Two days after his departure from Cleveland, Coley returned to the Ravens as a member of their practice squad. A month later, on October 1st, the Indianapolis Colts snatched the veteran away from Baltimore. During his seven appearances in ’19, Coley was credited with six tackles for the Colts.
And now, Coley gets a fresh start with the Cardinals. Is it possible that Keim has found a diamond in the rough for the team’s front wall? Arizona and it’s fans can only hope.