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Arizona Cardinals, others reportedly looking to CFL player for pass rush help

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Is he the next Cameron Wake?

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

In the constant offseason quest to improve the pass rush, the Arizona Cardinals are reportedly turning their attention outside of the NFL. Top Canadian Football League DE/OLB Tristan Okpalaugo is reportedly coming to the Cardinals for a visit, per his agent. The Cardinals are not the only team to look at Okpalaugo. He has reportedly received an offer from the Jets and has already visited the Seahawks.

Okpalaugo had 23 sacks over the last two seasons playing for the Toronto Argonauts. He is 26 years old and attended college at Fresno State.

He entered the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins. He did not make the team, but spent a week on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad in September 2013.

He is 6-6 and 249 pounds. He had four sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss his senior season in college.

He did not participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in 2013 and did not post eye-popping measurables in his Pro Day. He ran a 4.74 40-yard dash, a 7.42 three-cone drill, benched 14 reps of 225 pounds and had a 32-inch vertical leap.

It is not the first time the Cardinals have looked to the Canadian League. The worked out Cameron Wake in 2009 and also signed Stevie Baggs. Wake became a stud for the Dolphins and Baggs didn't catch on here.

He has had the production in the CFL, but will that translate to anything in the NFL?