Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cardinals added three defensive men with new contracts

Restricted free agent tight end Ben Patrick is to wear back his No. 89 Arizona Cardinals jersey for the 2010 season as the team has signed a one-year contract with him. Similar thing happened to safety Hamza Abdullah and fullback Nehemiah Broughton.

A seventh-round draft pick out of Delaware in 2007, Patrick has 30 career receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns. He also has five postseason receptions, including a touchdown catch in the 2009 Super Bowl. All of Patrick’s first three career seasons were spent with the Cardinals, while six-year veteran Abdullah joined the Cardinals last December and played in only one regular-season game but took part in both postseason games.

As for Broughton, he spent last season with the Minnesota Vikings on practice squad without playing any game. He was previously signed by the Cardinals on Jan. 5 and on Tuesday the Cardinals signed his exclusive rights contract to get him back from the free agent market.

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