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Arizona Cardinals elevate two from practice squad, sign veteran DT, and release Pete Robertson

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After releasing Tramaine Brock and Zach Zenner on Tuesday, the Cardinals added two from their practice squad in linebackers Kylie Fitts and Tanner Vallejo.

They also brought in reinforcements along the defensive line with Jonathan Bullard being out for a couple of weeks with a calf injury, signing veteran defensive lineman Caraun Reid.

In a corresponding move they have released Pete Robertson.

From the team:

Fitts (6-4, 260) has been on the Cardinals practice squad since September 3. He played in seven games as a rookie with Chicago in 2018 after entering the league with the Bears as a sixth-round selection (181st overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Utah. The 25-year old Fitts was released by Chicago following the preseason on August 31. He began his college career at UCLA and played with the Bruins for one season before transferring to Utah where he played his final three seasons. Fitts finished his collegiate career by appearing in 31 games (23 starts) and recording 69 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed and five forced fumbles.

Reid (6-2, 292) is in his sixth NFL season and has played in 44 career games (13 starts) with the Cowboys (2018), Colts (2017), Redskins (2017), Lions (2017; ‘14-15) and Chargers (2016) and has 46 tackles (34 solo), 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He entered the league with Detroit as a fifth-round selection (158th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Princeton. Reid played in 10 games (one start) with the Cowboys last season after previously playing 27 games (12 starts) with the Lions. The 28-year old Reid spent the preseason with Indianapolis prior to being released on August 31.

Vallejo (6-1, 230) was re-signed to the Cardinals practice squad on November 19 after spending the preseason with Arizona. He was claimed off waivers by Washington and played in nine games with the Redskins earlier this season before being released on November 16. Vallejo originally joined the Cardinals in February off waivers from Cleveland after playing in 13 games and recording 20 tackles on defense and seven special teams tackles with the Browns in 2018. He entered the league with Buffalo as a sixth-round selection (195th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Boise State and played 15 games as a rookie with the Bills and had five special teams tackles.

Fitts will wear jersey #49, Reid will wear jersey #94 and Vallejo will wear jersey #51.

We’ll have an update on the Cardinals practice squad moves in a bit.