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Arizona Cardinals officially sign Andre Smith and Mike Glennon, bring back Josh Bynes and Vinston Painter

The Arizona Cardinals made moves we already knew about official.

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The Arizona Cardinals have been busy.

After bringing in a number of free agents, they have officially put pen to paper and now have added Andre Smith, Mike Glennon from free agency, while re-signing Josh Bynes and Vinston Painter

The Cardinals are hoping to catch lighting in a bottle, maybe thunder is a more apt description, with Smith. A nine year NFL veteran, Smith is regarded as one of the more physical run blockers in the NFL. He hasn’t been the same the last two seasons, battling injuries and ineffectiveness. Yet, he still graded out per Pro Football Focus as one of the better run blockers in the NFL.

Mike Glennon is being brought in to backup newly signed Sam Bradford, and to be a barrier between potential playing time for any rookie or young quarterback the Arizona Cardinals bring in this offseason. Glennon is a savvy veteran at this point, but he likely doesn’t offer much outside of a backup role.

Bynes announced himself his re-signing with the Cardinals and will be back at a highly discounted rate for the next three years. He is a key rotational linebacker and special teams player.

Vinston Painter is a young, athletic offensive lineman who the Cardinals saw enough in during his six games played to bring back to the roster.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals were awarded linebacker Jeremy Cash off of waivers. Cash, an undrafted free agent out of Duke, has had stints with the Carolina Panthers (hello Steve Wilks and Al Holcomb), New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.