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Three-lineman addition ends Byrd’s time

Posted by Darren Urban on August 6, 2013 – 2:04 pm

The Cardinals signed three linemen today: A pair of centers in Deveric Gallington (mentioned earlier today) and Kyle Quinn (who happens to be a University of Arizona product) along with defensive tackle Jonathan Mathis, who is from Texas A&M. The Cards have been looking to upgrade their center depth, and Mathis is needed with all the defensive line injuries.

That means three players had to be released, and one — being waived-injured — was wide receiver LaRon Byrd, who suffered a concussion last week. Byrd had been in the mix to win a job after making the team as an undrafted player last year, but he didn’t flash as much as the coaches had been looking for over the summer and now has been dealing with the injury.

Also waived-injured was defensive end Everrette Thompson (shoulder), while wide receiver Tyler Shaw was cut.

The Cardinals now, behind Lyle Sendlein, have Gallington, Quinn, Adam Bice and Mike Gibson as reserve centers. Gibson can also play guard.


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