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Arizona Cardinals sign five to future contracts

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The Arizona Cardinals have a lean roster heading into the offseason, so getting young players on cheap future contracts make sense.

Today, the team announced five more signings after signing 15 yesterday.

From the team:

Offensive lineman Shaq Calhoun

Wide receiver Rico Gafford

Offensive lineman Sean Harlow

Linebacker Shareef Miller

Defensive lineman David Parry

Calhoun (6-3, 310) started one game with Cincinnati this season after splitting the season between the Bengals practice squad and active roster. The 24-year old Calhoun originally entered the NFL with Miami as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Mississippi State in 2019 and played in 10 games (seven starts) with the Dolphins as a rookie. While at Mississippi State, Calhoun played in 48 games (36 starts), including starting all 13 games at guard as a senior in 2018.

Gafford (5-10, 185) played in eight games with the Raiders over the past three seasons and had two receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown. He played in three games with Las Vegas in 2020 after splitting time between the Raiders active roster and practice squad. The 24-year old Gafford entered the league with Tennessee as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018 out of Wyoming and joined the Raiders following training camp as a rookie. He entered the NFL as a defensive back before switching to wide receiver with the Raiders.

Harlow (6-4, 303) entered the league with the Falcons as a fourth-round selection (136th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He spent the 2020 season on the Falcons practice squad after previously playing in one game with Atlanta in 2019. The 25-year old Harlow spent his rookie season on Atlanta’s active roster but didn’t play in any games and was on the Falcons and Colts practice squads in 2018. He started 37 games at Oregon State and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection as a senior in 2016.

Miller (6-4, 254) was drafted by Philadelphia in the fourth round (138th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Penn State. He appeared in one game with the Eagles as a rookie after spending the entire season on Philadelphia’s active roster. The 23-year old Miller split time in 2020 between the Eagles and Panthers practice squads. While at Penn State, Miller appeared in 40 games and had 100 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 31.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in his collegiate career.

Parry (6-2, 317) has appeared in 36 career games (32 starts) and has 83 tackles (52 solo), five sacks, and nine tackles for his loss while playing for Indianapolis (2015-16), New Orleans (2017) and Minnesota (2018). He entered the league with the Colts as a fifth-round selection (151st overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Stanford and started all 32 games with Indianapolis in his first two seasons. The 28-year old Parry has also spent time with the Patriots during his NFL career.