May 12, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Landon Cohen (91) hits the sled during the afternoon workout session at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
After signing four tryout players, the Arizona Cardinals filled their 90-man roster on Wednesday. They signed defensive lineman Landon Cohen, previously of the Detroit Lions and, most recently, the New England Patriots.
The Cardinals press release said this about Cohen:
Cohen (6-3, 300) has played in 25 career games with five starts and has 31 tackles (21 solos). He appeared in one game with New England in 2011 and had one tackle after playing in two games (one start) with the Patriots in 2010.
After entering the NFL with Detroit as a seventh round selection (216th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Ohio, Cohen spent his first two seasons with the Lions (2009-09) and appeared in 20 games with four starts. He played in two games with Jacksonville in 2010 before joining New England.
What else can we find out about him?
The Cardinals list him as a defensive end. He player profile on ESPN has him as a defensive tackle. Likely his versatility.
Here is what his Scouts report says about him (Insider protected):
Cohen flashes talent as a young defender. He is a good combination of strength and athleticism but is limited outside the tackle box. He is raw in his hand use and at maintaining leverage in his gap responsibility. He is a steady effort player who does flash quickness and shows enough natural strength to be an effective run-stopper. He needs to develop his hand use as a both run defender and pass-rusher.
.Now, since the 90-man roster is full, that doesn't mean that the team is done signing people. It just means that to bring anyone back or to sign someone new, one of the undrafted players likely.
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