The Arizona Cardinals have two new members to their 10-man practice squad. The New York Giants signed cornerback Leon Mcfadden to their active roster and the Cardinals released defensive end Lawrence Okoye. To take their places, the Cards added cornerback Carrongton Byndom and defensive tackle Olson Pierre.
Byndom (6-0, 180) entered the league last year with Carolina as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas. He played in three regular season games and two postseason contests with Carolina last season and had one tackle on special teams after spending the first 12 weeks of the season on the Panthers practice squad. At Texas, Byndom played in 51 games (39 starts) and had 189 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions, 29 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Pierre (6-5, 293) signed with Chicago in May as a rookie free agent out of Miami and remained with the Bears until he was released on August 30. He played four years at Miami, appearing in 44 games (36 starts) and totaling 96 tackles, 2.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. As a senior in 2014, he started all 13 games and finished with 32 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.