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Cardinals Sign Sixth-Rounders Victor Dimukeje, Tay Gowan

Team down to just Collins, Moore as unsigned draft picks; Team signs tight end

Cornerback Tay Gowan signs his first NFL contract on Tuesday.
Cornerback Tay Gowan signs his first NFL contract on Tuesday.

Tay Gowan had just tweeted about how he never gave up on his NFL dream.

Now he officially got the paycheck to prove dreams come true.

"I'm still having to process it," Gowan said. "I've been that kid since I was 5 years old wanting to go to the NFL. I just signed my first contract -- not my last."

The Cardinals signed both their sixth-round picks -- outside linebacker Victor Dimukeje and cornerback Gowan -- to four-year contracts Tuesday, as they move closer to getting the entire draft class under contract. The Cardinals are down to just two draftees unsigned -- first-round linebacker Zaven Collins and second-round receiver Rondale Moore.

Dimukeje, with a hint of veteran Markus Golden's game, is a player the Cardinals hope will emerge as a key special teamer and also some edge rushing depth during his rookie season.

"I feel like part of the team but there's a lot of work to do," Dimukeje said. "It's no joke playing in the NFL and for the Arizona Cardinals. I'm still trying to stamp myself and proving myself part of the team."

Gowan is also intriguing as a rookie.

His path wasn't simple, as Gowan noted in a recent tweet. But he is confident he can turn his sixth-round status into something memorable with the Cardinals.

"My emotions are everywhere, to be honest," Gowan said.


The Cardinals also signed free-agent tight end Ross Travis Tuesday. Travis has spent time with the Chiefs, Colts and Jets since coming into the league in 2015. Travis' arrival means the Cardinals now have a full 90-man offseason roster, along with the exemption international tight end Bernhard Seikovits.

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