The Arizona Cardinals have done a nice job this offseason.
After a disastrous 2019 along the defensive line, where nearly every expected contributor ended up on injured reserve or off the roster, Steve Keim has rebounded to build a nice base again.
That base includes keeping some holdovers from last season.
One of the real gems of last offseason was Jonathan Bullard, who the Cardinals were able to get on waivers after cuts last season.
Bullard will be back with the Cardinals in 2020 after signing a one-year contract extension.
From the team:
Bullard (6-3, 296) joined the Cardinals last season off waivers from Chicago at the end of the preseason and played in nine games (six starts) with Arizona in 2019 and had 25 tackles (16 solo), 1.5 sacks and seven quarterback hits before being placed on injured reserve (hamstring) on December 5. Prior to playing with the Cardinals, the 26-year old Bullard spent the three seasons (2016-18) with the Bears after entering the league with Chicago as a third-round selection (72nd overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. He appeared in 46 games (five starts) with Chicago and had 68 tackles (49 solo), two sacks, eight tackles for loss, one forced fumble and four passes defensed.
If Bullard is one of your rotational players, as opposed to one of your starters, you may be in a good spot for your defense.
Let’s hope he continues to build on his best season of his career and can stay healthy and contribute all 16 games in 2020.
Welcome back, Jonathan.