Kliff Kingsbury is familiar with Arizona Cardinals newest wideout

(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images) Kliff Kingsbury and Antoine Wesley
(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images) Kliff Kingsbury and Antoine Wesley /

New Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, Antoine Wesley, spent time with Kliff Kingsbury when the two were both at Texas Tech.

Don’t look now, but the Arizona Cardinals front office has added yet another piece to their ever-growing wide receivers room.

This past Friday, the Cardinals signed Antoine Wesley and increased the number of wideouts on their 2021 roster to 13, with the great Larry Fitzgerald‘s return also still a possibility.

Arizona‘s latest addition to the position is a pass-catcher who is quite familiar with head coach Kliff Kingsbury‘s Air Raid offense.

Who is the newest receiver on the Arizona Cardinals roster?

Wesley is a 6-foot-5,185-pounder who spent three years playing for Kingsbury when they were both at Texas Tech from 2016 to 2018.

His best performance at the school came during his junior season in 2018 when he put up some eye-popping numbers for the Red Raiders scoring attack.

In 12 appearances, the Las Vegas native hauled in 88 passes for 1,410 yards and nine touchdowns. Wesley’s tremendous production led to a First-team All-American nomination and it also earned the youngster First-team All-Big 12 recognition.

Wesley signed as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in 2019, just days after the conclusion of that year’s NFL Draft. The receiver spent the entire year on Baltimore’s practice squad and he was brought back to the club in 2020 on a reserve/futures contract. Then in August of 2020, Wesley was placed on the Ravens injured-reserve list with a shoulder injury.

As a sophomore at Texas Tech in 2017, Wesley totaled 10 catches for 137 yards in six games for the school. He appeared in just one contest as a freshman for the Red Raiders in 2016 and he failed to make it onto the stat sheet.

It’s going to be extremely tough for Wesley to crack the Cardinals 53-man roster this coming fall. Already ahead of him on the squad’s depth chart are shoo-ins like DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, Andy Isabella, and KeeSean Johnson.

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Despite the odds stacked against him, don’t be surprised if Wesley uses his talent and familiarity with Kingsbury’s offensive system to turn some heads at Arizona’s training camp this summer.