Cardinals Sign Safety Travell Dixon

Safety Travell Dixon, who signed with the Cardinals Monday, played for the Panthers in 2016.
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In need of an extra defensive back, the Cardinals went back to someone Steve Wilks knows.

The Cardinals signed safety Travell Dixon Monday, after Dixon had spent time in both 2016 and 2017 with the Carolina Panthers when Wilks was coaching there. The one-time undrafted rookie replaces a 2018 undrafted rookie – safety Jonathan Owens was waived/injured after hurting his knee last week during OTAs.

Dixon has also spent time with the Raiders, signing with Oakland out of the University of Washington in 2015.

DL Vita Vea, Washington (picked by Peter Schrager, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has spoken of beefing up the trenches, and the 6-foot-4, 347-pound Vea would certainly add a high-end talent to the defensive line. Scouts believe Vea is still raw but Matthew Tkachuk Jersey has elite physical tools and could join a defensive line rotation Nate Stupar Authentic Jersey as a rookie. The Cardinals’ top three defensive tackles are Corey Peters, Olsen Pierre and Robert Nkemdiche.

In a perfect world, Coach and I would have been thrilled to have balance and fill some positions defensively if those guys warranted those picks, Keim said. We had such high grades on those offensive players, we didn’t want to stray away from the board.

Here, Pugh is reunited with former college teammate Chandler Jones, a defensive player he would battle at Syracuse in practice and who joined him as showing up to college undersized.

Me and Chandler didn’t know how good we were in college, Pugh said. Chandler weighed about a buck-twenty when he came to Syracuse. I was out of shape. They called me ‘Pugh-ny,’ that was my nickname when I first got there.

We made a pact when he was a junior and I was a sophomore we’d both go first round.

Jones was the 21st pick in his draft, and Pugh went 19 a year later.

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