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Arizona Cardinals make trade for Markus Golden

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He’s back!

The Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants have agreed to a trade for former Arizona Cardinals second round pick Markus Golden.

From the team:

Pending the passing of a physical, the Cardinals will acquire linebacker Markus Golden from the Giants for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Golden (6-3, 260) is back with the Cardinals after previously playing four years (2015-18) with Arizona when he appeared in 46 games (24 starts) after originally joining the team as a second-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Missouri. With the Cardinals, Golden had 19 sacks, 119 tackles (97 solo), six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, including a career-high 12.5 sacks with Arizona in 2016. Golden signed with the Giants as a free agent in 2019 and had 10 sacks and 72 tackles while starting all 16 games. He appeared in all seven games with the Giants this season.

Welcome back to Markus Golden!