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Cardinals Sign DT Darius Philon

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

This is a fantastic move by the Cardinals. Many of us were hoping for Darius Philon.

The defense is taking very good shape!

Stats last two seasons: 64 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and 22 QB hits.

Philon is a young defensive linemen, something the Arizona Cardinals need to help out Corey Peters.

Philon’s strength along the line lies in his ability as not only a run stopper, but as someone who can play on passing downs and rush the passer.

The rub on Philon is that he isn’t a flashy player, but he is capable of flashy plays. From former contributor and now Czar of Niners Nation Kyle Posey:

Philon will flash every now and then but he’s doing the dirty work inside that is freeing up linebackers when he can’t finish himself.

While it is a two-year deal, it is the type of strong deal that allows teams to build around young players, like Philon, who could find himself as a core member of the Arizona Cardinals defense.

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