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Arizona Cardinals continue trend towards youth, elevate Chris Jones and Deatrick Nichols from practice squad

The Arizona Cardinals are using the final two games to find out what they have.

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The Arizona Cardinals are making roster moves to find out exactly what they have on their roster the final couple games of the season.

Gone are two more veteran type players in Dontae Johnson and Quentin Rollins and elevated to the active roster, likely for the final two games, are rookies Chris Jones and Deatrick Nichols.

From the team:

Jones (6-0, 200) played in one game earlier this season for the Cardinals and has spent the rest of this season on Arizona’s practice squad after signing on September 3. He spent the preseason with the Lions after entering the league with Detroit in May as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Nebraska. The 23-year old Jones played in 45 games for the Cornhuskers and totaled 76 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 16 passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

Nichols (5-10, 189) has played in two games and was inactive in four others this season with Arizona after originally signing with the Cardinals in May as an undrafted rookie free agent out of South Florida. He spent the first five weeks of the season on the Cardinals active roster before being released and re-signed to the practice squad. While at South Florida, the 24-year old Nichols finished his career with 175 tackles, 11 interceptions (third-most in school history), 24 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one sack and 14.5 tackles for loss in 50 games.

Jones will wear jersey #25 and Nichols will wear #39.

The Cardinals also signed Jonathan Moxey back to the practice squad.

Good luck to Johnson and Rollins in their future endeavors.