The Arizona Cardinals began forming their eight man practice squad on Monday when they signed five players. Three return after having between cut before the final 53 in the active roster.
Now members of the Cardinals are receiver Kerry Taylor, safety Curtis Taylor, linebacker Kenny Rowe, linebacker Dontay Moch and center/guard Philip Blake. Taylor, Taylor and Rowe were the ones that re-signed, while Blake and Moch come from elsewhere.
Blake (6-3, 310) comes to Arizona from the Broncos where he was a fourth-round selection (108th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Baylor. He was inactive for the first two games of his rookie season last year with Denver and then was placed on injured reserve (thumb). A Etobicoke, Ontario (Canada) native, Blake started all 38 games played in three seasons at Baylor, capping his collegiate career with a first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection and first-team All-America recognition from The NFL Draft Report following his senior season.
Moch (pronounced Moke) (6-2, 255) has been with the Bengals the past two years after being selected in the third round (66th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Nevada. A Phoenix native, Moch attended Hamilton High School in Chandler before playing his college football at Nevada. He played in one game last season for the Bengals after he was inactive for all 16 games and one postseason contest as a rookie in 2011. Moch finished second in WAC history with 30 career sacks and set a conference record with 63 tackles for loss while playing in 53 career games (39 starts) at Nevada.
Jamaal Johnson-Webb, an offensive lineman that the Cardinals cut, has found a practice squad home as well, signing with the Chicago Bears.
The team has three slots on their practice squad remaining.