Veterans join as team gets closer to training camp
The Cardinals added a pair of veterans to the roster Wednesday, signing wide receiver Andre Patton and safety Kentrell Brice to one-year contracts.
Adding in the signing of lineman Koda Martin Tuesday, it brings the Cardinals back to the 80-man roster limit. The three signings also exactly replace the positions lost when the Cards cut undrafted rookies Jake Benzinger (OL), Reggie Floyd (S) and Rashad Medaris (WR) on Monday.
Tackle Marcus Gilbert, who announced Tuesday he was opting out of the season, will eventually go on the opt-out reserve list, which will create a roster spot for the Cards.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Patton was undrafted in 2017 and signed by the then-San Diego Chargers. He spent time on the practice squad in 2017 and 2018 before playing in 13 games last season, with six receptions for 56 yards.
The 5-11, 200-pound Brice was undrafted in 2016, spending his first three years with the Packers and playing in 36 games, notching a sack and an interception. He was signed by the Buccaneers last year but released at the end of the preseason. He was also signed by the Bears earlier this offseason before being released in late July.
Brice is intriguing because the Cardinals figure to start second-year man Jalen Thompson beside Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker. The team also has veteran Chris Banjo and Deonte Thompson, who is also in his second year.