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QB Coker Among Cardinals' Undrafted Rookies

Team brings in two long snappers to compete for job after Leach retirement

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Alabama quarterback Jake Coker was among the 16 undrafted rookies the Cardinals are bringing in for 2016.


The Cardinals still didn't have a long snapper after the draft, and they didn't end up taking a quarterback, so they addressed both with their 2016 undrafted rookie class.

Jake Coker, who led Alabama to a national championship, was added to compete with Matt Barkley for the third-string quarterback role. And the team brought in two long snappers to compete for the job left vacant when Mike Leach retired:

Campbell's Daniel Dillon and Portland State's Kameron Canaday.

The Cardinals agreed to terms with 16 undrafted rookies total.

"We're excited about it, because we still have a number of guys that we like, that we think have an opportunity to make this football team," General Manager Steve Keim said of the undrafted rookie class. "That's the thing that we continue to emphasize through this process, learning year in and year out, how to continue to attack free agency, recruit these kids at an early stage.

"You look at the past history of this organization, we've had guys make significant contributions, whether it's been Lyle Sendlein or a Jaron Brown, they can be the difference of you winning football games or not. Not only do our coaches do a great job, our scouts, they work together and they call and they recruit these guys extremely well."

The group also includes three more cornerbacks and a safety, after the Cardinals drafted three such players over the weekend.

The full list of additions:

RB Jared Baker (Arizona)

WR Jeff Bethard (Appalachian State)

CB Eli Bouka (Calgary)

LS Kameron Canaday (Portland State)

WR Amir Carlisle (Notre Dame)

QB Jake Coker (Alabama)

T Clay DeBord (Eastern Washington)

LS Daniel Dillon (Campbell)

S Matthias Farley (Notre Dame)

CB Trevon Hartfield (SW Oklahoma State)

WR Chris King (Dequesne)

ILB Lamar Louis (LSU)

T Givens Price (Nebraska)

P Garrett Swanson (Fresno State)

TE Hakeem Valles (Monmouth)

CB Ronald Zamort (Western Michigan)



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