After three games and no wins, no one on the backend of the roster is safe.
With the return of Markus Golden, you would expect to see the Arizona Cardinals release a defensive end.
Well, they did just that, releasing veteran Jacquies Smith.
However, in his place, they brought in another defensive end, this time, it is youngster Ifeadi Odenigbo.
From the team:
Odenigbo (6-3, 260) comes to the Cardinals from Cleveland where he was inactive for the first three games of the season. The 24-year old Odenigbo joined the Browns off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings following the preseason. He entered the league last year with the Vikings as a seventh-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Northwestern and spent his rookie season on Minnesota’s practice squad. Odenigbo finished his collegiate career second in Northwestern school history with 23.5 sacks and was a first-team All-Big 10 selection as a senior in 2016 after leading the conference with 10 sacks that season.
Odenigbo should give the Cardinals another rotational piece along the defensive line, something that is key for a team thats defense is on the field so often.
Good luck to Smith in his future endeavors.