On the eve of the Hall of Fame game, the NFL preseason kickoff, the Arizona Cardinals made a roster move. They waived undrafted rookie guard Braeden Clayson and signed undrafted rookie defensive lineman Everette Thompson.
According to the team's press release, Thompson is a rookie free agent who played collegiately at Washington. He tried out with the Cardinals during their rookie mini-camp on May 11-13. He was a two-year starter at defensive end with the Huskies who finished his career with 101 tackles (52 solos), seven sacks, 17 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in in 46 games played (26 starts). Thompson started all 13 games as a senior in 2011 and had a career high 41 tackles and two sacks.
Why the roster change was made is unknown, but it is not uncommon for teams to make moves with their "camp bodies." It usually has motivation in following rules, not showing them what they want or simply the team needed more defensive lineman in this case.
Will he make the team? Highly unlikely.
But at least he has a shot.
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