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Cardinals Sign 15 Players To 'Futures' Contracts

Draft picks Evan Weaver, Michael Dogbe among those sticking around

Linebacker Evan Weaver, a member of the 2020 draft class, was one of a handful of players signed to a future contract Tuesday.
Linebacker Evan Weaver, a member of the 2020 draft class, was one of a handful of players signed to a future contract Tuesday.

The Cardinals signed 15 players to "futures" contracts Tuesday, locking them in for 2021, including former draft picks linebacker Evan Weaver and defensive lineman Michael Dogbe.

Of the 15 players, all but one -- tight end Ian Bunting -- was on the Cardinals' practice squad this season. Four of them -- Dogbe, linebacker Terrance Smith, linebacker Reggie Walker and cornerback Jace Whittaker -- made appearances in at least one regular-season game as well.

"Futures" contracts are those signed now but do not go into effect until the first day of the new league year, which in 2021 is scheduled to be March 17 (although there is always a chance of change because of COVID issues.) That is also the day free agency begins.

The full list of players signed to deals:

  • TE Ian Bunting
  • DL Michael Dogbe
  • WR Krishawn Hogan
  • K Brett Maher
  • OL Koda Martin
  • S Chris Miller
  • RB Khalfani Muhammad
  • CB Picasso Nelson
  • WR A.J. Richardson
  • LB Terrance Smith
  • LB Reggie Walker
  • WR JoJo Ward
  • LB Evan Weaver
  • WR Isaac Whitney
  • CB Jace Whittaker

Images from the Week 17 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.

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