Just a day after showing off his speed at the NFL Veteran Combine, receiver Nathan Slaughter now finds himself a member of the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced Monday Slaughter signed to the team. The number of years was not announced, but it was likely for three seasons, as I do not believe he has yet been credited for a year yet in the league.
Slaughter is the first player from the veteran combine to sign with a team.
Slaughter (5-9, 184) originally entered the NFL with Houston as a rookie free agent out of West Texas A&M in 2014 and was released by the Texans on May 19. He then signed with Jacksonville on June 19, but was waived/injured on August 6. He played four years at West Texas A&M, and in 47 career games (43 starts) he totaled 174 receptions for 1,978 yards and 14 TDs.
Slaughter ran the fastest 40-yard time at the Veteran Combine.
He is very fast and had a 44 1/2-inch vertical leap coming out of college in 2014. He fits the Bruce Arians mold of receiver who is small and fast.
He could have an impact in the return game now that Ted Ginn is no longer on the team. He had three touchdowns on kick returns in college.