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Cardinals Sign RB Sherman Badie

Roster spot opened after Ramesh leaves

Rookie running back Sherman Badie comes on the field during rookie minicamp.
Rookie running back Sherman Badie comes on the field during rookie minicamp.

The Cardinals have signed another player who was with them on a tryout basis during last month's rookie minicamp, adding undrafted rookie running back Sherman Badie.

There was a roster opening after undrafted rookie fullback Austin Ramesh left the team.

Badie, a Tulane product, gained 1,517 yards rushing in four years with the Green Wave. He joins a running backs room with David Johnson, T.J. Logan, D.J. Foster and fourth-round draft pick Chase Edmonds, along with fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Elijhaa Penny.

Ramesh officially left the Cardinals Thursday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Ramesh decided to retire after suffering lingering effects from concussions while playing in college.

Ramesh addressed his situation on his Instagram account.

"Recently I have made the decision to step away from football," Ramesh wrote. "Throughout the last couple years, I have been dealing with some of the negative effects of head injuries. After a lot of thought and conversation, I know that it is in my best interest to hang up the pads."

The Cardinals' veterans are off this week, but return next week for the final four organized team activities of the offseason.

The team's mandatory minicamp begins June 13.