The Cardinals made a minor roster move Wednesday, bringing back undrafted rookie running back Damien Thigpen. Thigpen participated in the team’s rookie minicamp a couple weeks ago as a tryout player. To make room, the Cards cut wide receiver Kevin Smith, himself an undrafted rookie.
Thigpen, 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds, played at UCLA, tearing his ACL with three games left in his junior year. The injury kept him out of the first four games of his senior season. He’s fast, running a reported 4.43 40 at UCLA’s pro day, but he only had 18 carries (for 73 yards) in his final year. The Cardinals can use the body with NAU’s Zach Bauman missing some OTA time with an undisclosed injury. The Cardinals have now signed two tryout backs from rookie minicamp, after they brought in Jalen Parmele.
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