The Arizona Cardinals made another move with their practice squad on Tuesday. On Monday, they promoted guard/center Anthony Steen and re-signed tackle Kevin Palmer to the squad. On Tuesday, they lost a receiver and added a receiver.
Receiver Solomon Patton, whom the Cardinals signed at the end of October to replace Jalen Saunders, whom they cut, was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their active roster.
To replace Patton, Arizona added receiver Ryan Spadola.
Spadola (6-1, 205) played in four games as a rookie last year with the New York Jets (three) and Miami Dolphins (one) after entering the league with the Jets as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Lehigh. After getting released by the Dolphins following training camp this year, Spadola spent time on the Falcons practice squad until he was released on November 25.
He played in 38 games at Lehigh and had 232 receptions for 3,611 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Spadola was featured on ESPN, but about football. It was about overcoming the suicide of his father, who had been a Secret Service agent.
Here is a spot about Spadola when he was at college: