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Arizona Cardinals sign UDFA running back Sherman Badie to roster

The Cardinals replace a fullback for a running back.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Tulane Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals made another roster move, this one to fill the void created when undrafted free agent Austin Ramesh decided to retire.

The team has signed undrafted free agent running back Sherman Badie, from the team:

Badie (5-11, 194) appeared in 44 games (26 starts) during his college career at Tulane and rushed for 1,517 yards and nine touchdowns on 296 carries. A Metairie, LA native, Badie also had 56 career receptions for 419 yards and one touchdown and returned 52 kickoffs for 1,204 yards and one touchdown. In 2017, Badie appeared in 12 games (three starts) and rushed for 350 yards and three touchdowns on 60 carries.

From our sister site Acme Packing Company, who had Badie in for rookie camp:

Badie is a bit of a different mold from the running backs the Packers have typically employed, however. He’s light at 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds and he’s very fast, with a reported 4.39-second 40-yard dash at Tulane’s Pro Day, but his agility numbers fall well short of ideal for a player of his size (4.23 shuttle, 7.25 cone).

Based on how most of this reads, it seems as though the Cardinals like Badie as a potential satellite player and more likely, a return man on kickoffs. Meaning… a T.J. Logan insurance policy.

Good luck to Badie in his pursuit to make an NFL roster.