The Arizona Cardinals may have finally finished their 2019 starting defensive line.
The team announced today they have re-signed Rodney Gunter to a one-year deal.
Gunter (6-5, 305) spent the past four years with the Cardinals and appeared in 64 games (25 starts) after entering the league with Arizona as a fourth-round selection (116th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Delaware State. The 27-year old Gunter hasn’t missed a game since entering the league and has 124 tackles (77 solo), eight sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his career. He started 10 games last season and set career-highs with 48 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one passed defensed.
The team also announced the signing of two Alliance of American Football alumni in Andrew Lauderdale and Jeremiah Poutasi:
Lauderdale (6-6, 291) comes to the Cardinals from the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football. He has spent time on the practice squads of the 49ers and Bills since entering the NFL with New Orleans as an undrafted rookie free agent from New Hampshire in 2017. The 25-year old Lauderdale spent the majority of his rookie season on San Francisco’s practice squad and was on Buffalo’s practice squad in 2018. He appeared in 42 games (22 starts) at New Hampshire, including starting all 13 games at left tackle as a senior where he earned all-conference honors.
Poutasi (6-5, 330) played with the Salt Lake Stallions of the AAF. He has appeared in 12 career games (eight starts) in the NFL after entering the league with Tennessee as a third-round selection (66th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Utah. The 24-year old Poutasi played in 11 games (seven starts) with the Titans as a rookie and appeared in one game with Jacksonville in 2016 after spending the majority of his second season on the Jaguars practice squad. He spent time on the practice squads of the Rams and Broncos in 2017 before being released by Denver following the preseason in 2018.
They also announced the re-signing of Darrell Daniels and Jeremy Vujnovich:
Daniels (6-3, 246) appeared in two games (one start) with the Cardinals in 2018 after joining the team off waivers from Seattle in Week 13. Prior to coming to Arizona, he played nine games (two starts) with the Seahawks last season. Daniels originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Washington in 2017 and had three receptions for 26 yards and three special teams tackles in 12 games (three starts) as a rookie.
Vujnovich (6-5, 300) played five games (two starts) with the Cardinals last season after being claimed off waivers from Indianapolis following the preseason. He started all 16 games at left guard for the Colts in 2017 after playing two games with Indianapolis in 2016. A Louisiana College product, Vujnovich entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Packers in 2014 and spent his first two NFL seasons (2014-15) on Green Bay’s practice squad.