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Arizona Cardinals sign tight end Dylan Cantrell

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 16 Arizona State at Texas Tech Photo by Sam Grenadier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It has been mostly quiet for the Arizona Cardinals since the week after the 2020 NFL Draft, but they have made a move today.

The Cardinals announced they have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell and in a corresponding move released cornerback Sojourn Shelton.

From the team:

Cantrell (6-3, 240) is a former Texas Tech wide receiver who entered the league with the Chargers as a sixth-round selection (191st overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. While at Texas Tech, Cantrell played for then head coach Kliff Kingsbury (2013-17). The 25-year old Cantrell is making the transition to tight end after splitting his rookie season in 2018 between the Chargers active roster and practice squad. He was released by the Chargers following the preseason last year. Cantrell played 46 games (29 starts) at Texas Tech and had 158 receptions for 1,873 yards (11.9-yard avg.) and 18 touchdowns. He was a high school (Whitehouse H.S.) and college (Texas Tech) teammate of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.”

It will hopefully be an easy transition for Cantrell as offseason work seems to be at a premium, so Cantrell’s knowledge of Kliff Kingsbury’s system should help.

Welcome aboard.