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Cardinals Sign Former Starter Darian Thompson For Practice Squad

Team also add wide receiver Reedy for practice squad

Safety Darian Thompson, here tackling former Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams in a 2017 game, signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday.
Safety Darian Thompson, here tackling former Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams in a 2017 game, signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday.

The Cardinals made a pair of practice-squad moves Tuesday, not out of the ordinary for a team at this point in the season in churning the lower end of the roster.

One of the moves echoes a recent transaction by the team, however, and perhaps it can work out as well for the Cardinals again.

The Cardinals brought in safety Darian Thompson, a 2016 third-round pick of the New York Giants and a player who was once thought could be a paring with fellow Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins. He started all 16 games for the Giants last season, but got hurt in training camp this year and fell out of favor, coincidentally under new Giants defensive coordinator and former Cardinals DC James Bettcher.

In 2015, the Cardinals also brought in a former high draft pick at safety for the practice squad, promoting him to the active roster shortly after and having him become one of the team's top defenders -- D.J. Swearinger.

Thompson has one interception in his career, finishing third on the Giants in 2017 with 75 tackles.

The Cardinals also brought in one-time Buccaneers and Patriots wide receiver Bernard Reedy to the practice squad. Reedy has two career catches, three career rushing attempts, and has returned both kickoffs and punts in his 13 NFL appearances.

The Cardinals released safety Demetrious Cox and linebacker Nigel Harris from the practice squad to make room for Thompson and Reedy.

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