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Arizona Cardinals to sign Free Agent Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick

The former Bengal is expected to fill the cornerback spot as a veteran opposite Patrick Peterson

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The Arizona Cardinals have apparently found their Robert Alford replacement.

Kirkpatrick was already on a visit with the team and it had been reported that he was “their guy” essentially when gauging the rest of the free agent cornerback market.

Kirkpatrick is coming off of a 2019 with the Bengals having started 6 games with 33 tackles, 4 passes defended and 1 fumble recovery before suffering a knee injury that sent him to IR.

The Cardinals had already added B.W. Webb and Ken Crawley for depth at the position earlier this week.

With this move, the Cardinals can expect Byron Murphy Jr. to remain their starting slot corner rather than move outside.

UPDATE:

The contract details are below and Kirkpatrick’s deal is expected to be for the veteran minimum salary this season: