TUESDAY, 11:04am: Per Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com (via Twitter), Bauman has been signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad, rather than the team’s active roster.
MONDAY, 7:52pm: The Cardinals are set to sign running back Zach Bauman, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (via Twitter).
Bauman, an undrafted free agent out of Northern Arizona, was dropped from the Cardinals’ roster just before the 53-man cutdown over the offseason. He had a stint on the Cardinals’ taxi squad later on, but he has been without an NFL home since being dropped on November 12th. With the Cardinals reeling from Andre Elllington‘s injury, Bauman has been brought aboard to add additional depth to the backfield.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians claimed that Stepfan Taylor would be the Cards’ starter in Ellington’s absence, but it was mostly Kerwynn Williams in Week 14 and something of a split between Williams and Taylor in Week 15.