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NFL roster moves: Arizona Cardinals sign Lyle Sendlein, 2 others; cut QB Harnish

The Sendlein siging was expected. The others were actual news.

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It was expected. The Arizona Cardinals, who brought in center Lyle Sendlein with the intentions of signing him to a contract, did just that. They announced they re-signed the veteran to a contract, as well as the signing of two other players and a release.

They added receiver Travis Harvey, who also was with the team in 2014 on the practice squad. Additionally, the team signed guard Nate Isles, presumably to fill the roster spot that belonged to John Fullington, who was waived/injured after being carted off during practice Wednesday.

To make room for all three players, the team cut quarterback Chandler Harnish. Harnish was one of three players battling for the third-string QB spot, The battle is now down to second-year player Logan Thomas, whom the Cardinals drafted last year in the fourth round, and undrafted rookie Phillip Sims.

Sendlein (6-3, 308) has played in 119 games with 109 starts at center in eight seasons with the Cardinals after being signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007 out of Texas. A four-time team captain (2010-12, 2014), Sendlein started all 16 games at center last season, the sixth time in the past seven seasons that he started every game for the Cardinals. He has also started all seven postseason games he has played in with the Cardinals. Sendlein was released by the Cardinals on March 12.

Harvey (6-0, 184) re-joins the Cardinals after spending time on Arizona's practice squad last season and with the team in the offseason until he was released on May 11. He originally entered the league with the Titans as a rookie free agent in 2013 out of Florida A&M, but was released during training camp. He spent the 2014 preseason with the Giants and played on the Bills and Giants practice squads last season. At Florida A&M, Harvey played in 11 games (10 starts) as a senior in 2012 and caught 64 passes for a team-leading 808 yards and seven touchdowns.

Isles (6-5, 340) was on the Seahawks practice squad last season after originally entering the league as a rookie free agent with Seattle out of North Carolina A&T. While in college, Isles was a three-year starter at guard. He was released by the Seahawks on May 12.

Sendlein will wear jersey No. 63 (the number he always wore as a Cardinal), Harvey will wear jersey No. 19 and Isles will wear jersey No. 75.

Editor note:

Good luck to Isles wearing No. 75. Since Leonard Davis and Levi Brown wore it, no one has been able to make the roster wearing it.