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NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals add RB Abou Toure to practice squad

Robert Nelson does not return.

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After the flurry of roster moves on Tuesday that started with running back Chris Johnson landing on injured reserve/designated to return, the team had one practice squad slot left open. On Wednesday, the team announced they filled the slot.

Instead of bringing back cornerback Robert Nelson, Jr., who was released from the 53-man roster to make room for newly signed Corey White, the team added running back Abou Toure.

Toure (6-2, 235) entered the NFL with the Colts in May as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tennessee-Martin. He spent the preseason with the Colts until he was released on August 31. While at Tennessee-Martin, Toure rushed for 1,647 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons (2013-14). As a senior in 2014, Toure had 1,138 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He began his college career at Dean Junior College in 2011 and played at Utah State in 2012 before transferring to Tennessee-Martin.

Toure was a teammate of Kerwynn Williams, who was just elevated from the practice squad to the active roster, at Utah State.

His NFL Draft Scout page says he can run between a 4.6 and 4.7-second 40, but he is strong, bench pressing 225 pounds 22 times. He has a 39-inch vertical leap. At 6-2, 235, he is big.