The Arizona Cardinals announced a personnel move on Tuesday, releasing cornerback Damond Smith and adding cornerback Jonte Green.
Smith was an offseason free agent addition. He spent 2014 on the practice squad of a Canadian Football League team.
Green (6-0, 184) has played in 24 career games (seven starts) since entering the league with Detroit as a sixth-round selection (196th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of New Mexico State. He played in 15 games and made five starts as a rookie in 2012 with the Lions and had 23 tackles and one interception. In his second season, he played in nine games (two starts) and had six tackles. He was released by the Lions last season and spent time with the Buffalo Bills in 2015 before being released on April 25. Green also took part in the Cardinals rookie mini-camp following the draft on a tryout.
He will wear 42, the number Smith had.
There was also a uniform change. Tight end Jermaine Gresham, who had been wearing No. 49 since he came to camp, now wears no. 84, the number he has worn his whole career thus far. Receiver Trevor Harmon, who had been wearing 84, now wears 17. There is no word yet on whether or not there was any compensation for Harmon to change numbers.