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Cardinals release safety Christian Bryant

The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday afternoon that they parted ways with safety Christian Bryant, who played in three games with the team last season.

It's been a busy couple of days for the Arizona Cardinals as the franchise continues to tinker with its 90-man roster.

Hours after announcing the release of linebacker Daryl Washington and the signing of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, Arizona elected to cut safety Christian Bryant, who played in three games for the team last season.

Bryant signed with Arizona on October 4 of last season and spent part of the 2016 campaign on the Cardinals' practice squad. In limited playing time, Bryant recorded two tackles for the team, including one in the last game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams, Bryant's former team.

Bryant entered the NFL in 2014 as a seventh round draft pick of the Rams, but was cut prior to the start of his rookie season. Bryant then spent the 2014 campaign on the Rams' practice squad, before making his NFL debut in 2015 with the Rams. 

The Cardinals initially signed Bryant to their practice squad last October, and he was promoted to the active roster ahead of Arizona's week 10 contest against San Francisco. Bryant was cut later in the season by Arizona and signed to the New York Giants' practice squad, but prior to the Cardinals' week 17 matchup with Seattle, Arizona again signed Bryant as a reinforcement.

The Cardinals' decision to release Bryant on Thursday leaves the team with eight safeties on their roster.


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