The Cardinals have added a local favorite, signing running back Marion Grice from Arizona State off the Chargers’ practice squad on a two-year contract. To make room, they released punter Drew Butler, in the assumption Dave Zastudil will be able to get healthy over the bye week and finally be rid of his groin issues. Grice looked good against the Cardinals in the preseason finale running for the Chargers (17 carries for 79 yards), and given San Diego’s running back injuries — Danny Woodhead was lost for the season this Sunday in the latest blow — it was thought Grice would be promoted. Instead, Grice comes back to Arizona, where he scored 20 touchdowns in just 11 games for the Sun Devils last season.
Grice was a sixth-round pick of San Diego.
The move gives the Cardinals five running backs on the roster: Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes and Jalen Parmele join the 6-0, 207-pound Grice.
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