After their first preseason game, the Arizona Cardinals have continued to churn their roster looking for the right mix of bodies to get them to September.
The two unfortunate cuts this time were wide receiver Larry Clark and injured linebacker Gabe Martin. If Martin makes it through waivers he will be given an injury waiver.
In turn the Cardinals have signed two linebackers, Josh Bynes and Terence Waugh.
The team on Bynes, who will wear #45:
Bynes (6-1, 235) played the past three seasons with Detroit (2014-16) after playing three seasons to begin his career with Baltimore (2011-13). He entered the league with the Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011 out of Auburn. In his career, Bynes has totaled 209 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, a half sack, one interception, 14 passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 12 special teams tackles in 64 games (28 starts).
The 27-year-old Bynes had his best season with Detroit in 2015 after he appeared in all 16 games (11 starts) and had 80 tackles, a half sack, and five passes defensed. He has also appeared in six postseason contests, collecting eight tackles and two special teams stops, including winning Super Bowl XLVII with Baltimore.
The team on Waugh, who will wear #39, which seems like an omen of his certain demise... Seriously what linebackers wear a number in the 30’s now?
Waugh (6-1, 254) is an undrafted rookie free agent from Kent State who was named to the All-MAC first team last year after leading the Golden Flashes with eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss while also collecting 64 tackles and a forced fumble in 12 games. As a junior in 2015, he led the team with a career-high nine sacks and was a first-team All-MAC selection after starting all 10 games. For his collegiate career, Waugh played in 40 games and finished with 175 tackles (91 solo), 20 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.
Two linebackers, a position that is absolutely needed to be stocked for the rest of the preseason.