The Arizona Cardinals have started to sign undrafted free agents much like the other 31 teams
The undrafted free agency season is open. The Arizona Cardinals joined in the fun on Saturday evening after the completion of the 2020 NFL Draft.
They, like every other team, wasted little time making calls to guys who despite not getting drafted, now get a chance to make an NFL team. What’s great about undrafted free agents is most of these players are not only trying to make the team that’s brought them in but also gets them in the NFL door to where other teams may see or hear about said player and give them a chance if it doesn’t work out.
The Cardinals reportedly have signed some of these players. One of them is cornerback Jace Whittaker from the University of Arizona. Arizona was the only Pac-12 school that did not have any players selected in the draft.
Whittaker had 55 tackles, one sack, and three interceptions last season for the Wildcats. The Cardinals did not draft any cornerbacks so it doesn’t come as much surprise they are adding to the roster at the position with undrafted free agents. They are also bringing in cornerback Zane Lewis from Air Force.
Also being signed are two defensive ends in Kentucky’s T.J. Carter and Kansas State’s Reggie Walker. One of the first to announce he was coming west was Penn State guard Steven Gonzalez. Neither position was drafted over the last three days by the Cardinals.
Virgina Tech safety Reggie Floyd and a player of possible local interest in running back Sirgeo Hoffman is also signing. Hoffman comes from Portland State where he rushed for 1,068-yards in 2019 and played for Pima Community College for two seasons in 2015 and 2016 in Tucson.
The Cardinals did not add any receivers or tight ends in the draft but they are adding there as well with the undrafted free agents. They are bringing in receiver Rashad Mederis from Cincinnati and tight ends Parker Houston from San Diego State and SMU’s Ryan Becker.
As if you thought that was it, they are bringing in offensive linemen as well. Andrew Dickinson from Findlay, and Holy Cross offensive tackle Jackson Dennis join in the fun.
Also reported to be coming to Arizona are Central Michigan running back Jonathan Ward and Towson receiver Shane Leatherbury. Best of luck to all of these gentlemen!