Arizona Cardinals sign six tryout players in rookie minicamp

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During the second phase of rookie minicamp, the Arizona Cardinals have signed six tryout players as they build toward the 90-man roster. 

On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of six new players, including a quarterback and two new wide receivers.

The complete list of players is as follows:

  • QB Jarrett Guarantano
  • WR Christian Blake
  • WR Jared Smart
  • RB T.J. Pledger
  • OL Greg Long
  • S Tae Daley

Guarantano is likely the most recognizable name on the list after four years at Tennessee, including a 2,158-yard/16 TD season in 2019. The 6-foot-3, 219-pound quarterback played at Washington State, where his season ended early in 2021 after a knee injury.

A wide receiver from Hawaii, Smart also had a great freshman 2019 season with the Rainbow Warriors with 1,129 yards and five scores but posted significantly less impressive numbers the following two years.

Christian Blake has NFL experience, having spent the past three seasons as a member of the Atlanta Falcons with 722 career snaps in 41 games but only racking up 257 yards over his time with the team.

T.J. Pledger is an interesting addition to the backfield. The running back most recently played at Utah, where he had 801 yards from scrimmage and averaged 6.7 yards per play.

OL Greg Long is a 6-foot-4, 300 lbs former Purdue Boilermaker, and S Tae Daley comes most recently from Virginia Tech, where he posted one interception, three passes defended, and 73 total tackles in 2021.

The Arizona Cardinals made some cuts to accommodate the new signings

The addition of these six players forced the Cardinals to make cuts of the following players:

  • DL Will Miles
  • LB Changa Hodge
  • LB Ron’Dell Carter
  • OL Marcus Henry
  • S Kekaula Kaniho
  • WR Stephon Robinson

Arizona will continue to add and release players as the different phases of the offseason progress. Make sure to follow Raising Zona for up-to-date information on roster changes.

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