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Arizona Cardinals cut Aaron Murray from practice squad

The Arizona Cardinals cut quarterback Aaron Murray from the team's practice squad after signing him last week.

The battle between former Miami Dolphins' quarterback Zac Dysert and former Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Aaron Murray for the right to lead the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad was short-lived.

The Cardinals announced Monday the team released Murray and signed Southwestern Oklahoma State product Trevon Hartfield to the team's practice squad. 

After cutting third-string quarterback Matt Barkley following the preseason, Arizona signed both Dysert and Murray to compete for the team's de-facto third-team quarterback job on the Cardinals' practice squad. A little more than a week after signing both players, the Cardinals released Murray with the intent of moving forward with Dysert.

Before signing with the Cardinals, Dysert lost out on the Miami Dolphins' third-team quarterback job after battling with rookie Brandon Doughty during training camp. 

Dysert was a seventh-round draft choice of the Denver Broncos in 2013 out of Miami University (Ohio) where he was a four-year starter. Dysert threw 73 touchdowns in his career with the Redhawks including 25 during his senior season.

The Cardinals are the sixth different franchise Dysert has played with during his career as he's spent time on practice squads for Denver, Chicago, Houston, Buffalo, and Miami. 

Hartfield takes Murray's place on the Cardinals' practice squad roster and joins fellow cornerback Harlan Miller who was the team's sixth round draft pick in April. Hartfield spent the preseason with the Cardinals, and lasted past the team's first round of cuts before being released after Arizona's fourth preseason contest.  


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