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Arizona Cardinals officially sign De'Vondre Campbell, Devon Kennard and Jordan Phillips

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It is official, at least the three free agent signings.

The Arizona Cardinals announced they have officially come to terms with De'Vondre Campbell, Devon Kennard and Jordan Phillips.

From the team:

Campbell (6-3, 232) played the past four seasons with Atlanta after entering the league with the Falcons as a fourth-round selection (115th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota. Last season, Campbell led the Falcons with a career-high 129 tackles (75 solo) and three forced fumbles to go along with two sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery while playing all 16 games (15 starts). He is one of 13 players in the NFL with 90+ tackles in each of the past three seasons and appeared in all 48 games during that span.

In his career, the 26-year old Campbell has played in 59 games (54 starts) and has 363 tackles (234 solo), 5.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and 18 tackles for loss. He also started five postseason games with the Falcons, including helping Atlanta win the NFC Championship and reach Super Bowl LI following the 2016 season.

Kennard (6-3, 256) is a Tempe, AZ native who starred locally at Desert Vista High School prior to playing collegiately at USC. He comes to the Cardinals from Detroit where he spent the past two seasons (2018-19) and had 7.0 sacks each year for the Lions. A team captain last season with Detroit, he was also named the team’s 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his excellence on the field and in the community. Kennard finished last season with 58 tackles, 7.0 sacks, nine tackles for loss, 15 quarterback hits, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 16 games (15 starts). He was one of five players in the NFL in 2019 to have at least 55 tackles, 7.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

The 28-year old Kennard had seven sacks with the Lions in 2018 while starting 15 games in his first season with Detroit. He came to the Lions after spending his first four seasons (2014-17) in the NFL with the Giants where he played in 52 games. Kennard entered the league with New York as a fifth-round selection (174th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. In his career, Kennard has played in 83 games (65 starts) and had 23.5 sacks, 307 tackles (212 solo), five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, and 51 quarterback hits.

He is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Derek Kennard who played for Cardinals (1986-90), Saints (1991-93) and Cowboys (1994-96).

Phillips (6-6, 341) comes to the Cardinals from Buffalo where he set career-highs with 9.5 sacks, 31 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback hits last season with the Bills after playing all 16 games (nine starts). His 9.5 sacks in 2019 ranked #2 in the NFL in 2019 by a defensive tackle behind only Aaron Donald (12.5). After being acquired by Buffalo during the 2018 season, Phillips appeared in 28 games with the Bills over the past two years (2018-19) after playing in 48 games (26 starts) in three-plus seasons (2015-18) with the Dolphins.

The 27-year old Phillips entered the league with Miami as a second-round selection (52nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Oklahoma. In his career, Phillips has played in 76 games (35 starts) and has 113 tackles (77 solo), 15 sacks, 33 quarterback hits, 27 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He also appeared in two postseason games, including last season’s Wild Card contest with Buffalo.