On November 25th, former Cleveland Browns draft pick Seth DeValve became a member of the Arizona Cardinals practice squad
Throughout the 2020 campaign, the Arizona Cardinals have struggled to maintain stability at the tight end spot. Injuries to that segment of the offense have forced general manager Steve Keim to keep his eye on the league’s waiver wire. This past Wednesday, the Cards front office added some insurance for the position to the club’s practice squad.
On November 25th, veteran tight end Seth DeValve made his way to the Arizona desert. The 27-year old, a former fourth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, will now receive a crash course in head coach Kliff Kingsbury‘s “Air Raid” scoring attack. What exactly can the Cardinals expect to get out of their latest acquisition?
DeValve entered the NFL back in 2016, after a five-year stint at Princeton University. In 30 career games at the school, the 6’3, 245 pound wide receiver registered 122 receptions for 1,336 yards and seven touchdowns. DeValve’s best collegiate campaign was in 2013, when he hauled in 49 passes for 527 yards and four scores for the Tigers.
Cleveland drafted DeValve with the 138th-overall pick back in ’16, but did not view the prospect as a wideout. The offensive staff utilized the Connecticut native as a tight end instead, and he has remained at that position ever since.
In 41 appearances (10 starts) for the Browns, DeValve racked up 48 receptions for 596 yards and four touchdowns. His best performance came in 2017, when the second-year pro totaled 33 catches, 395 receiving yards and a score.
On August 31st, 2019, DeValve was released after three seasons in Cleveland. One day later, the pass-catcher was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 12 contests (six starts) for the Jags, DeValve recorded 12 receptions for 140 yards but failed to get into the end zone.
This past March, DeValve was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad. On June 3rd, he was sent packing by the franchise with a non-football injury designation. Carolina re-signed DeValve to their practice squad on November 3rd, but cut ties with him once again on November 17th.