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Cardinals sign cornerback Jumal Rolle

The Arizona Cardinals added cornerback Jumal Rolle to the team's roster on Tuesday, giving the franchise another player with NFL experience in its defensive backfield.

Even after the conclusion of the NFL Draft, Arizona Cardinals' general manager Steve Keim is still hard at work, attempting to craft the deepest possible roster.

After the Cardinals added a pair of defensive backs in last week's draft and six more as undrafted free agents, Arizona proved it wasn't finished yet as the franchise announced Tuesday morning that it signed cornerback Jumal Rolle to a one-year contract.

Rolle, 26, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Catawba College in 2013 with the Buffalo Bills, and has spent parts of the last four seasons with Baltimore, Houston, New Orleans and Green Bay.

At 6-feet and 190 pounds, Rolle has played in 19 career games and notched 17 tackles, three interceptions, four passes defended and four special teams tackles. All three of Rolle's interceptions came during a 10-game stint with the Houston Texans in 2014.

Rolle sat out the entire 2016 season after being placed on injured reserve last July with an Achilles injury, so the Cardinals are hoping Rolle is fully healed and ready to compete.

Rolle joins an increasingly crowded cornerback corps that includes the Cardinals' headliner, Patrick Peterson, and a pair of players, Justin Bethel and Brandon Williams, who are competing for the starting job opposite Peterson. 

Arizona waited until the sixth round of the NFL Draft to select cornerback Johnathan "Rudy" Ford, who played safety at Auburn and will attempt to convert to cornerback with the Cardinals. 

The Cardinals also made Wisconsin cornerback Sojourn Shelton a priority undrafted free agent, as the team reportedly doled out a $25,000 signing bonus to secure Shelton's services. 

Rolle is now the 11th cornerback on the Cardinals' roster, but he's the third most experienced corner in terms of games played during his NFL career. 


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