Cardinals Bulk Up Roster, Release Brown

The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent OL Jeremy Bridges to a one-year contract, the team announced. To make room for him on their 53-man roster, the team released OL Elton Brown.

Jeremy Bridges (6-4, 326) rejoins the Cardinals after playing the past three seasons with the Carolina Panthers and spending 2009 training camp with the Washington Redskins. Bridges originally joined the Cardinals in 2004 when he was claimed off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on September 6. He played 21 games over two seasons for Arizona and started 11 contests at guard.

Originally entering the NFL with the Eagles as a sixth-round pick (185th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft, Bridges signed as a free agent with Carolina in 2006 and appeared in 41 games with 28 starts over the past three seasons. He was released by the Panthers on February 25, 2009 and was signed by the Washington Redskins as a free agent on May 6, 2009. Bridges was released by the Redskins in their final roster cut.

For his career, Bridges has appeared in 62 games with 29 starts over the past six seasons.

In other team news, the Cardinals waived G Carlton Meddler and RB Chris Vincent from IR with injury settlements.

They also filled up the rest of their practice squad by signing the following players: CB Rashad Barksdale, LB Chris Harrington, LB Lee Robinson, FB Fui Vakapuna.

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