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Arizona Cardinals sign Tahir Whitehead, Matt Dickerson to practice squad

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With the Arizona Cardinals a bit banged up along the defensive line and at linebacker, the team made a couple of moves on Tuesday on the practice squad.

From the team:

The team has signed defensive lineman Matt Dickerson and linebacker Tahir Whitehead to the practice squad and has released offensive lineman Koda Martin and tight end Ross Travis from the practice squad.

Dickerson (6-5, 292) played in 18 games the past three seasons with Tennessee and had 15 tackles and one tackle for loss after originally entering the league with the Titans as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018 from UCLA. The 25-year old Dickerson spent the preseason with the Raiders. He played 10 games with Tennessee last season after appearing in five games in 2019 and three games as a rookie in 2018.

Whitehead (6-2, 241) is a nine-year NFL veteran who has played 139 games (96 starts) with the Panthers (2020), Raiders (2018-19) and Lions (2012-17) after beginning his career in Detroit as a fifth-round selection (138th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Temple. Last season with Carolina, Whitehead played 14 games (10 starts) and had 51 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hit. Prior to last year, Whitehead had started all 48 games over the previous three seasons (2017-19). In his career, he has 684 tackles (490 solo), 38 tackles for loss, 25 passes defensed, six interceptions, 3.0 sacks, six fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and 33 special teams tackles.

Welcome to the desert, Tahir and Matt.