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NFL free agents 2013: Arizona Cardinals add pair of defensive backs

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The team added to its secondary, bringing in Bryan McCann and Curtis Taylor.

Jared Wickerham

The Arizona Cardinals announced a pair of signings to add to the depth of their defensive secondary, signing a pair of defensive backs. They added safety Curtis Taylor and cornerback Bryan McCann, signing both to one-year contracts.

McCann (5-11, 185) joins the Cardinals after playing in eight games with the Miami Dolphins last season where he collected 10 tackles and his first career sack. He began the year with the Raiders until he was released following training camp on September 1. After entering the NFL with the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2010 out of SMU, McCann played in nine games as a rookie and had two touchdowns (101-yard INT return and 97-yard punt return) in addition to 15 tackles. In 2011, he played in 12 games with the Cowboys (two), Ravens (three) and Raiders (seven).

For his career, McCann has played in 29 games and has collected 29 tackles (26 solos), one interception, and three passes defensed. He also has 39 kick returns for 947 yards (24.3 yard avg.) and 13 punt returns for 207 yards (15.9 yard avg.).

Taylor (6-2, 212) has played in 12 games with seven tackles in his NFL career after entering the league with the 49ers as a seventh-round pick (219th overall) in the 2009 draft out of LSU. He spent the 2012 postseason on the 49ers practice squad, including Super Bowl XLVII after signing on December 26. He was released by the Oakland Raiders following training camp on August 31.

As a rookie in 2009, Taylor played in seven games with San Francisco where he had four tackles and played in five more games in 2010 and collected three tackles.

Running back Alfonso Smith also officially signed his exclusive right tender with the team.

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