Cardinals Sign 10 Undrafted Rookies

After taking seven players in the NFL draft, the Cardinals knew there were still talented rookies to be looked at, and the front office was busy this week, signing 10 more players to compete for spots on the roster. CardinalInsider breaks each hopeful down.

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has supplemented their seven-player 2006 draft class by agreeing to contract terms with 10 rookie free agents.

Wide receiver Damarius Bilbo (6-2, 222) from Georgia Tech played three seasons at receiver for the Yellow Jackets after switching from quarterback during his freshman season. In 30 games at receiver for the Yellow Jackets, Bilbo collected 46 receptions for 679 yards (14.8 yard avg.) and two touchdowns. In 2005, Bilbo had a career high 40 receptions for 591 yards (14.8 yard avg.) while starting all 12 games. The former Dick Butkus Football Network National High School Player of the Year, Bilbo was also drafted in the 22nd round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Penn State safety Chris Harrell (6-2, 210) returned from a neck injury that forced him to miss the entire 2004 season to finish second on the Nittany Lions squad in 2005 with 88 tackles (50 solos) while also collecting four pass deflections and one interception. He finished his collegiate career with 228 tackles (125 solos), two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

Cornerback Darrell Hunter (5-11, 211) out of Miami (OH) was a three-year starter and boasts the fastest 40-yard dash time in school history (4.37 seconds). A Middletown, OH native, Hunter never missed a game in his four-year career while collecting 120 tackles (89 solos), eight interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 17 pass deflections in 50 career games. In 2005, Hunter ranked eighth on the team with 41 tackles (33 solos), while also accumulating one interception, one sack and one fumble return for a touchdown.

Pittsburgh wide receiver Greg Lee (6-1, 202) is a former teammate of Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald with the Panthers (2003). Lee, who was called the best receiver in the college ranks by the College Football News prior to the 2005 season, collected 127 receptions for 2,470 yards (19.5 yard avg.) and 17 touchdowns in three seasons with Pittsburgh. A 2005 All-Big East Conference first-team selection, Lee led the conference with an average of 87.5 yards per game receiving last season. He led the Panthers in 2005 with 49 receptions for 962 yards (19.6 yard avg.) and seven touchdowns while starting in all 11 games.

Princeton cornerback Jay McCareins (6-0, 190), the brother of New York Jets wide receiver Justin McCareins, was a first-team All-America I-AA selection while also garnering first-team All-America status from the Associated Press and the Sports Network. Only the second Princeton first-team All-America selection this century, McCareins ended his career with 154 tackles (94 solos), 18 interceptions, 40 pass deflections to go along with 50 kick returns for 1,070 yards (21.4 yard avg.). He led Division I-AA in interceptions (9), passes defended (20), interceptions for touchdowns (2) and interception return yards (236) during the 2005 season in addition to being named the team MVP.

Oklahoma State middle linebacker Lawrence Pinson (6-1, 245) was a two-year starter (27 games) and was the Cowboys fifth leading tackler in 2005 with 44 tackles (31 solos) to go along with two sacks. He finished his collegiate career with 188 tackles (135 solos), and four sacks.

Fullback A.J. Schable (6-4, 285) out of the University of South Dakota joins the Cardinals after playing defensive end in college. While at South Dakota, Schable lead the nation by averaging 1.7 sacks per game during his senior season, finishing with a school record and nation leading 19 sacks in 11 games. He was named to the first-team on the AP's Little All-American team becoming South Dakota's first AP selection since 1988 and he finished his career with 145 tackles (91 solos), 28 sacks and four forced fumbles in 41 games (39 starts).

Tight end Alex Shor (6-8, 255) appeared in all 11 games (three starts) last season for the Orange collecting eight receptions for 88 yards. The Panama City, FL native finished his college career with nine receptions for 98 yards in 27 games. Shor was also a contributor on special teams and as a blocking tight end.

Wide receiver Micheal Spurlock (6-0, 200) from Mississippi is a former quarterback for the Rebels who took over at that position after New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning left for the NFL. Now converting to a wide receiver, Spurlock played in all 11 games with eight starts last year and had 142 completions on 267 attempts (53.2%) for 1,703 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Cornerback Justin Wyatt (5-9, 186) out of USC started his last 19 collegiate games at cornerback for the Trojans and finished his career with 79 tackles (63 solos), two interceptions, eight pass deflections, 1.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries in 45 career games. A former wide receiver for the Trojans, Wyatt was the only returning starter in the secondary for USC in 2005 where he had 19 tackles (13 solos) in six games.

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