The Cardinals signed a veteran linebacker Thursday, but it wasn’t Clark Haggans.
Instead, the Cards turned to Quentin Groves, a four-year pro who was once a second-round draft pick of Jacksonville and was traded to Oakland in 2010.
Groves, 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, has 95 tackles in his career with 2½ sacks, two interceptions, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His sack total came entirely as a rookie in Jacksonville.
To make room on the roster, the Cards cut wide receiver
There has been speculation the Cards will bring back Haggans, who has been with the Cards since 2008. Regardless, the team probably needed to add depth at outside linebacker, where much is unproven.
Groves did work out for the Giants earlier this offseason.
The Cardinals have already topped out on their 90-man limit for the offseason, so any roster addition must be accompanied by a corresponding release of a player.
The Cards completed their first week of organized team activities Thursday. They resume on-field work Tuesday.