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Cardinals Bring In 24 Undrafted Rookies

Wisconsin DE Alec James among highlights of group that includes five defensive backs


Wisconsin defensive end Alec James is among the 24 players the Cardinals added as undrafted rookies.

Steve Wilks believes in developing players, and the new coach will have a chance this offseason with the way the Cardinals approached their undrafted rookie free agent class.

After selecting six players in the weekend's draft, the Cardinals agreed to terms with a hefty 24 rookie free agent class Monday.

The haul will eventually mean the Cardinals must trim from their roster. Including the draft class, the Cards will have 99 total players for their roster, although until the undrafted players sign contracts, they do not count against the offseason 90-man limit. Those rookies must also still pass physicals before getting their contracts.

The Cardinals hold their rookie minicamp the weekend of May 11-13.

The full list of undrafted rookie additions:

CB Elijah Battle (West Virginia)

TE Alec Bloom (Connecticut)

LB Dennis Gardeck (Sioux Falls)

LB Frank Ginda (San Jose State)

OL Will House (Southern Nazarene)

S A.J. Howard (Appalachian State)

DE Alec James (Wisconsin)

QB Chad Kanoff (Princeton)

K Matt McCrane (Kansas State)

LB Mike Needham (Southern Utah)

CB Deatrick Nichols (South Florida)

DT Owen Obasuyi (Hampton)

OL Austin Olsen (Southern Illinois)

LB Matthew Oplinger (Yale)

S Jonathan Owens (Missouri Western)

FB Austin Ramesh (Wisconsin)

WR Trent Sherfield (Vanderbilt)

CB Tavierre Thomas (Ferris State)

WR Jalen Tolliver (Arkansas-Monticello)

WR Jonah Trinnaman (BYU)

S Zeke Turner (Washington)

TE Andrew Vollert (Weber State)

OL Brant Weiss (Toledo)

WR Corey Willis (Central Michigan)

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