The Arizona Cardinals announced exclusive rights free agents Josh Mauro and Ifeanyi Momah have officially re-signed with the team, as they signed their one-year tenders.
This isn't surprising. The two players had no other options. As exclusive rights free agents, if their team tenders them a qualifying offer, that is the only deal they can sign. They cannot shop around. It is either re-sign or not play in the NFL.
Mauro (6-6, 282) played in 14 games with four starts last season with the Cardinals and had 22 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He has played the past two seasons with Arizona after joining the team in 2014 from Pittsburgh's practice squad.
Momah (6-7, 255) missed the entire 2015 season on injured reserve (knee). He originally joined the Cardinals as a free agent last year. Momah entered the league with Philadelphia as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013 out of Boston College.
Mauro was very effective in his specific role last season. Playing in certain packages, he had 10 quarterback pressures and could compete for regular playing time this season.
Momah is a guy Bruce Arians really liked in training camp because of his speed. A former receiver, he was signed to the team after the first ever Veteran Combine. He will be in the mix for a spot on the roster.