It has been quite a transformative offseason for the Arizona Cardinals.
After turning the keys over to Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray and an infusion of youth in 2019, Steve Keim has come back around and anchored the team with talented, cost-effective veterans who can help this team take the next step.
He added to an already impressive offseason haul with the Arizona Cardinals agreeing to sign inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell.
#Cardinals are signing former #Falcons LB De'Vondre Campbell to a 1-year deal worth up to $8.5M, per @AdamSchefter. He finished with a career-high 129 tackles in 2019.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 19, 2020
Campbell is coming off his best season in the NFL and offers the Cardinals a nice athletic counterpart to Jordan Hicks.
Campbell, in his fifth NFL season, was a fourth round draft pick out of Minnesota by the Atlanta Falcons.
The 6-4 232lbs Campbell lit up the combine on test day in 2016, but his raw athleticism needed to be harnessed.
He was a starter the final three seasons in Atlanta and continued to improve each and every year and now gets a chance to continue to build on that in Arizona.
Campbell’s one-year contract also continues to give the Cardinals flexibility in the draft, where they can go a number of ways.
Welcome to the desert, DeVondre.