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Cardinals continue to bolster Special Teams

The Arizona Cardinals added their second special teams piece on Monday.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals continue to add pieces to compete for Special Teams jobs in 2017. This comes with only days until the Free Agency period opens up.

Jeremy Ross was re-signed to a one year deal on Friday, but was not officially announced by the team until today. They added someone who has the ability to return kicks, but still had to add someone who was able to block for him.

That move came when the team announced they re-signed Gabe Martin. Martin was hardly used as a defensive player, playing only 19 defensive snaps before his knee injury in week 10. Martin was an Exclusive-Rights players for the Cardinals, so the Cardinals only had to tender him a minimum contract. That number sits at 615 thousand.

Martin came out of Bowling Green as an outside linebacker, before shifting inside. With uncertainty at the linebacking spot opposite of Deone Bucannon, Martin could have a shot at securing the role.

We now sit less than a week from the start of Free Agency, so expect more and more of these Restricted and Exclusive Rights players to be signed.

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