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Arizona Cardinals bringing in Dre Kirkpatrick makes sense

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The Arizona Cardinals have done a great job of addressing the Robert Alford injury.

When Alford went down this week, Steve Keim and the pro scouting department went to work.

They seem to be done now, as the team announced the signing of veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.

Reuniting Kirkpatrick with Vance Joseph will give the Cardinals a veteran cornerback who has started 67 games in his eight NFL seasons, plus someone who is already familiar with Joseph’s scheme and will immediately be the favorite to replace Robert Alford.

He’s never been a superstar and has dealt with some injuries the last couple of seasons, but he’s a solid addition.

His work with Joseph before will give the Cardinals someone they can count on immediately and be ready to play from day one.

The team has now added Kirkpatrick along with veterans Ken Crawley and B.W. Webb.

Is the secondary in a good spot now?

Welcome to the desert, Dre.