The Arizona Cardinals officially announced that they were added two waiver claims, adding offensive lineman Bradley Sowell and defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu to the team, while cutting cornerback Bryan McCann and linebacker Kenny Demens.
Sowell (6-7, 315) comes to Arizona from the Colts where he played in 10 games as a rookie in 2012. He originally entered the league last season with the Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Mississippi. He was released by Tampa Bay and re-signed to their practice squad before joining the Colts active roster on September 11, 2012. While at Mississippi, Sowell played in 49 games and started 36 of his final 37 contests.
Ta’amu (6-3, 348) joins the Cardinals from the Steelers where he spent his rookie season in 2012 after being selected in the fourth round (109th overall) of the NFL Draft out of Washington. He was inactive for seven games during his rookie season in Pittsburgh and also spent six weeks on the team’s practice squad. While at the University of Washington, Ta’amu started 42 of 50 games at defensive tackle and had 109 tackles (57 solo) with 7.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss.
The addition of a defensive tackle should be no surprise. Adding an offensive lineman without letting go of another is mute curious. That leaves the roster currently with 10 on the offensive line, including five tackles. You would think that one of those players will be let go at some point.
The number of linebackers and defensive backs is now much more balanced, but with 10 offensive lineman and only four receivers, it seems that there will be more moves coming.