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Arizona Cardinals sign Brooks Reed to one-year contract

The Arizona Cardinals continue to stock up on veteran defensive players.

Dallas Cowboys v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals have made another offseason signing.

This time, valley native Brooks Reed.

From the team:

Reed (6-3, 254) is a Tucson, AZ native and former standout at the University of Arizona who played the past four seasons (2015-18) with the Falcons after spending his first four seasons in the NFL with the Texans (2011-14). An eight-year NFL veteran, Reed has played in 120 career games (86 starts) and has 269 tackles (179 solo), 21.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception. He entered the league with Houston as a second-round selection (42nd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft.

The 31-year old Reed played in 60 games (34 starts) with Atlanta the past four seasons at defensive end, including appearing in all 16 games last season with eight starts. Reed played in 60 games (52 starts) at linebacker in his four seasons with Houston. He has also played in nine postseason games (five starts) in his career, collecting 29 tackles, six sacks, one forced fumble and four tackles for loss.

Reed attended Sabino High School in Tucson and played at the University of Arizona from 2007-10 where he was named first-team All-Pac-10 as a senior after starting all 13 games and collecting 6.5 sacks, 47 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. He was released by Atlanta on Thursday.