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Arizona Cardinals re-sign Frostee Rucker

The 11-year veteran re-signs on a one-year deal

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The Arizona Cardinals will bring back another key member of their team. They have announced the re-signing of Frostee Rucker to a one-year contract. After losing Calais Campbell to the Jacksonville Jaguars, they were in need of the veteran presence. Rucker has been with the Cardinals since the start of the Keim-Arians era. He expressed interest in returning to the team to compete for a Super Bowl title and today he got his wish.

First reported by John Gambadora but later confirmed by Frostee Rucker himself.

Since being acquired by the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, he has compiled nine sacks, two pass deflections, and four forced fumbles. His steady and consistent performance over the years has played a big role in the Cardinals being a top ten defense. He had a breakout season in 2014 with a career high of five sacks. Although he had a tough 2016 season battling through an ankle injury, rest assured he is finally feeling healthy and ready to get back to work

He has played a significant role not only in the Arizona Cardinals defensive line rotation but in the Arizona community. With his return, he will be leading the defensive line rotation composed of Rodney Gunter, Robert Nkemdiche, Corey Peters, Josh Mauro, Ed Stinson, Xavier Williams, and Olsen Pierre.