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Arizona Cardinals bring back DT Bruce Gaston

The undrafted rookie stays with the team.

Stephen Dunn

The Arizona Cardinals added a practice squad player on Monday, as they had promoted running back Kerwynn Williams to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

The man who was cut to make room for Williams, defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, was added to the practice squad to round out that group.

Gaston (6-2, 310) was released from the Cardinals active roster on Saturday. He was inactive for four games this season after he was signed to the 53-man roster on September 24. Gaston spent the preseason with the Cardinals after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Purdue. He was released by the Cardinals in their final roster cut on August 30 and was claimed off waivers by the Patriots. Gaston was then released by New England on September 3 and claimed by Miami where he was inactive for the first two games of the season.

In other moves I don't think I updated you on, the team added running back Zach Bauman to the practice squad, who was with the team all through training camp. Cornerback Anthony Gaitor was released to make room for him.

Bauman originally signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Northern Arizona in May. The Chandler, AZ native and Hamilton High School graduate spent training camp with the Cardinals until he was released on August 30.

While at NAU, Bauman set Lumberjack all-time records for rushing yards, all-purpose yards and TDs. In his career, he totaled 5,132 rushing yards, 1,181 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns while posting 25 100-yard rushing games.

Also, early last week, they released receiver Jalen Saunders, whom they had signed to the practice squad in early October. To replace him, they added receiver Solomon Patton.

Patton (5-9, 177) played in six games with the Buccaneers this season after signing with Tampa Bay as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida. He played mainly as a returner, totaling 17 kickoff returns for 393 yards (23.1 avg.) and 10 punt returns for 112 yards (11.2 avg.). Patton also had one rushing attempt for 19 yards.

He played in 43 games in four seasons (2010-13) at Florida, catching 52 passes for 635 yards and six touchdowns for his career and earned team MVP honors as a senior.

The practice squad now looks like this:

Practice Squad

34 Bauman, Zach RB 5-10 200 22 R Northern Arizona
44 Burnett, Kaelin OLB 6-4 240 25 3 Nevada
75 Gaston, Bruce DT 6-2 310 22 R Purdue
10 Golden, Brittan WR 5-11 186 26 2 West Texas A&M
80 Hardy, Andre TE 6-6 245 27 1 Cal State-Fullerton
46 Legree, Jimmy CB 6-0 187 23 R South Carolina
69 Palmer, Kelvin T 6-4 290 24 R Baylor
86 Patton, Solomon WR 5-9 177 24 R Florida
71 Steen, Anthony G 6-3 310 24 R Alabama
29 Weaver, Ross CB 6-1 210 27 1 Michigan State