Signings and a new wideout

Posted by Darren Urban on March 23, 2010 – 10:27 am

Some small moves went down today. Tight end Ben Patrick and fullback Nehemiah Broughton each signed their one-year tender offers — Patrick was a restricted free agent, so he doesn’t have a chance to sign any offer sheets anywhere now — while the Cards also brought back safety Hamza Abdullah. They hadn’t tendered Abdullah, but bringing him back as depth potential isn’t a surprise, especially since Matt Ware remains unsigned.

The Cards also added a receiver to the roster, and he’s a local guy. Darren Mougey went to San Diego State but he prepped at Scottsdale Chaparral High School, which also produced center Lyle Sendlein (oh, and a certain azcardinals.com writer too). Sendlein was a senior linebacker calling plays for the Firebirds when Mougey was a sophomore safety. Later, Mougey became Chaparral’s quarterback in leading them to a state title, and went to San Diego State as a QB. But the 6-foot-6 Mougey was eventually moved to wide receiver for his last two seasons, when he totaled 66 catches for 805 yards and seven touchdowns. He was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted rookie last year but cut before the season started.

With Anquan Boldin and Jerheme Urban gone and Sean Morey potentially leaving for Seattle, the Cards suddenly need to think about the position. The only other wideouts behind Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Breaston and Early Doucet are practice-squad holdovers Onrea Jones and Ed Gant.


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Boldin is inactive and “new” unis

Posted by Darren Urban on January 10, 2010 – 1:02 pm

The Cardinals’ receivers have come out for early warmups. Anquan Boldin is not among them. Fitz, Urban, Doucet, Breaston and Morey are all accounted for. No surprise. Inactives will be announced at 1:10 p.m. Boldin was always a long shot to play anyway. I will updated inactives when it’s time.

UPDATE: Boldin is inactive today with his bad knee and ankle. No shock. He just isn’t healthy enough to play. The other inactives come as no surprise, as the Cards are healthy enough to have their other main pieces:

  • QB Brian St. Pierre
  • FB Nehemiah Broughton
  • S Rashad Johnson
  • LB Reggie Walker
  • OL Herman Johnson
  • DE Jeremy Clark
  • TE Stephen Spach

UPDATE II: There are no significant players on the Packers’ inactive list. The only player of any note is special teamer Derrick Martin. Also, the Cards have dumped the red-on-red today, going with red tops and white pants like earlier in the season.


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Cards make Giant roster moves

Posted by Darren Urban on January 5, 2010 – 12:21 pm

The Cardinals have made a couple of moves to bolster themselves for the playoffs, signing fullback Nehemiah Broughton and defensive end Jeremy Clark to the roster from the practice squad of the New York Giants. To make room for the players, the Cards released linebacker Pago Togafau and put defensive end Jason Banks on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Broughton spend the season with the Giants after the Vikings cut him after the preseason. He’s played in six regular-season games since 2005 and serves as a backup in case the neck issues with starter Dan Kreider persist. Clark was on the practice squad of the Falcons and then the Giants this season and appeared in four games for the Giants in 2008.

The Cards also added defensive end Ryan Kees to the open practice squad spot after Banks was elevated last weekend.


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