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Arizona Cardinals officially sign Arthur Moats, Jacquies Smith, release Praise Martin-Oguike

The Arizona Cardinals have signed two players officially, announce release of injured defensive end.

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The Arizona Cardinals have made a number of moves along the defensive line in order to create depth in house.

In on one year contracts are Arthur Moats and Jacquies Smith, two veteran defensive ends with varying levels of success.

Out is Praise Martin-Oguike.

From the team:

Moats (6-0, 246) is an eight-year NFL veteran who played 14 games last season with Pittsburgh. He has played with the Steelers (2014-17) and Bills (2010-13) in his NFL career after entering the league with Buffalo as a sixth-round selection (178th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of James Madison. The 30-year old Moats has played in 121 career games (45 starts) and has 191 tackles (112 solo), 16.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, six passes defensed and 37 special teams tackles. During his tenure in Pittsburgh, Moats had 11.5 sacks in four seasons, including back-to-back seasons collecting four sacks (2014-15).

Smith (6-2, 260) has played in 31 games (18 starts) in his NFL career and has 40 tackles (29 solo), 13.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three passes defensed. The 28-year old Smith has played with Tampa Bay (2014-17) and Detroit (2017) during his NFL career after entering the league with Miami as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 out of Missouri. He had a career-high 7.0 sacks with Tampa Bay in 2015 after collecting 6.5 sacks with the Buccaneers in 2014. A Dallas, TX native, Smith played one game with Tampa Bay and two games with Detroit last season.