Running back Zach Bauman of Northern Arizona University is among the undrafted rookies the Cardinals have signed.
The Cardinals have agreed to terms with 15 undrafted rookies following the 2014 draft, including local running back Zach Bauman, who attended Northern Arizona University and nearby Chandler Hamilton High School.
General Manager Steve Keim said at the conclusion of the draft he wanted to sign at least two running backs and three to five offensive linemen. Bauman and UNLV's Tim Cornett are the two
running backs. The Cardinals also brought in three offensive linemen: Baylor tackle Kelvin Palmer, Alabama guard Anthony Steen and Albany tackle Kadeem Williams.
Cornett and Bauman give the Cards enough comfort to be able to release running back Ryan Williams. Cornett had 1,284 yards rushing this season and 15 touchdowns, averaging 4.9 yards a carry. Bauman had 1,456 yards rushing and was NAU's all-time leading rusher with 5,132 yards. He also had 1,181 yards receiving in his career, with 51 touchdowns.
The Cardinals are also bringing in a third kicker to join Jay Feely and Danny Hrapmann in Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro.
The full list of the undrafted rookies the Cardinals acquired:
-- RB Zach Bauman, Northern Arizona
-- LB Jonathan Brown, Illinois
-- LB Glenn Carson, Penn State
-- K Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson
-- RB Tim Cornett, UNLV
-- DT Bruce Gaston, Purdue
-- T Kelvin Palmer, Baylor
-- WR Kelsey Pope, Samford
-- DT Justin Renfrow, Miami
-- CB Brandon Sermons, UCLA
-- WR Kevin Smith, Washington
-- G Anthony Steen, Alabama
-- WR Corey Washington, Newberry
-- CB Todd Washington, Southeastern Louisiana
-- T Kadeem Williams, Albany
The rookie class of 2014 gets to Tempe for physicals and equipment fitting