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Cardinals Waive QB Zac Dysert

The Cardinals have waived quarterback Zac Dysert and safeties Drico Johnson and Cyril Noland-Lewis, the club announced today.Zac Dysert (Vertical)

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Dysert, 26, has bounced around the league since entering the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice in 2013, and the Cardinals were the sixth club he’s been with during his four-year career. Arizona promoted him to the active roster last December in order to prevent losing him to Miami, but Dysert still has yet to take a snap in a regular season contest. Given that the Cardinals tendered him as an exclusive rights free agent earlier this year, Dysert had been scheduled to earn a minimum salary in 2017.

Arizona’s recent signing of free agent quarterback Blaine Gabbert signified that at least Cardinals signal-caller was likely to lose his roster spot, and Arizona seemingly Trevor Knight, a Texas A&M product who signed with the Cards as an UDFA, over Dysert. Gabbert and Knight will compete for snaps behind starter Carson Palmer and backup Drew Stanton.

Cardinals Sign 17 Undrafted Players

The Cardinals announced that they have signed 17 undrafted free agents. Here’s the complete list:

  • WR Carlton Agudosi (Rutgers)
  • DT Collin Bevins (NW Missouri State)
  • C Lucas Crowley (North Carolina)
  • S Ironhead Gallon (Georgia Southern)
  • S Gump Hayes (Arizona State)
  • WR Krishawn Hogan (Marian)
  • S Drico Johnson (Central Florida)
  • OLB TreVon Johnson (Weber State)
  • QB Trevor Knight (Texas A&M)
  • CB Ryan Lewis (Pittsburgh)
  • T Jonathan McLaughlin (Virginia Tech)
  • S Cyril Noland-Lewis (Louisiana Tech)
  • TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Texas A&M)
  • CB Sojourn Shelton (Wisconsin)
  • RB James Summers (East Carolina)
  • DT Pasoni Tasini (Utah)
  • TE Steven Wroblewski (Southern Utah)

The Cardinals apparently had some competition to sign Shelton as they gave him $25K to sign (Twitter link via Tom Pelissero of USA Today). Coming out of Florida, Shelton was a four-star recruit and he went on to be a four-year starter for the Badgers. However, his lack of size probably prevented him from being drafted. The 5’9″, 177-pound corner will now look to make it from the Cardinals 90-man roster to the 53-man version.