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Arizona Cardinals Sign CB Fred Bennett

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With the injury to Greg Toler the Cardinals had a hole to fill at the cornerback position after it was previously thought to be a position of strength for the Cardinals with all the depth they had. It looks like they are  going to try to help fill the hole with Fred Bennett who was signed by the Cardinals today. Bennett was among the players who were released by the Bengals on August 27th.

Bennett, who spent last season with the Chargers and Bengals after spending the first three years of his career with the Texans after being drafted in the fourth round of the 07 draft seems to fit the mold of big physical corners that new Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton likes with his 6,1" and 200 pound frame. New Defensive Backs coach Louie Cioffi also saw him last season during his time with the Bengals.

 

Last season, he played in nine games with the Chargers and Bengals, but only saw the field on Special Teams and as a backup Cornerback. During his three years with the Texans, he started 17 of the 30 games he played in with the team and during his rookie year in 2007 he made eight starts racking up 62 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and three interceptions. Over his career, he has 125 tackles, 21 pass deflections, five Interceptions, and four forced fumbles.

At the least, Bennett will provide some veteran depth at the corner position. I would also assume A.J. Jefferson, Patrick Peterson and Richard Marshall will remain as the three main cornerbacks.

The Cardinals also waived/injured OLB Brandon Sharpe to make room on the roster for Bennett.