But his role was mainly on special teams.
Now with so many losses in the secondary, the 6-foot, 195-pound Cannon could be a key for the Cardinals defense this season.
”He’s a guy who had a good spring for us,” safeties coach Greg Brown said. “We still have a long way to go with a lot of guys, but he showed improvement.”
Cannon, who had four tackles last season, showed an ability to help in the run game and also good ball skills in the spring.
A former three-star prospect from Mauldin, S.C., Cannon and Chucky Williams will battle for playing time opposite of Josh Harvey-Clemons at safety.
”He’ll be a good one for us,” Brown said.