Cardinals Bring Back Rodney Gunter

Defensive tackle Rodney Gunter tries to get to the quarterback against the Rams last season.
Defensive tackle Rodney Gunter tries to get to the quarterback against the Rams last season.

The Cardinals turned to a familiar face to help bolster their defensive line depth, re-signing defensive tackle Rodney Gunter to a one-year deal Monday.

Gunter, going into his fifth season, had been a free agent. He reportedly had a recent visit in Green Bay with the Packers.

A pair of exclusive rights free agents – offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich and tight end Darrell Daniels – also signed their one-year tender offers Monday as the Cardinals had the first day of their voluntary offseason program.

The Cardinals also signed a pair of offensive linemen from the Alliance of America Football: Andrew Lauderdale of the Arizona Hotshots and Jeremiah Poutasi of the Salt Lake Stallions.

Gunter is coming off his best season, totaling 4½ sacks, 48 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles. He re-joins a line that still has anchor nose tackle Corey Peters, free-agent signee Darius Philon – who played for the Chargers last season – and Robert Nkemdiche, who is rehabbing from an ACL tear.

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