Cardinals re-sign LB Clark Haggans
"I'm just excited to be back running around with the boys, and just sweating and getting sunburned," Haggans joked. "I'm very fortunate, very happy, and back at work."
Haggans, 35, started all 16 games for the Cardinals last season, registering 54 tackles, three sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
For his career, the former Colorado State product has tallied 495 tackles, 46.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, one interception and 25 passes defensed.
"I think that he brings a known quantity to the team, and he's a hard worker," Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Haggans. "I think he sets a good example for the young players.
"He knows the defense; it's good to have those kind of guys back, competing."
Haggans figures to take on more of a leadership role this season, helping young linebackers like Sam Acho and O'Brien Schofield, both of whom the team is going to rely on heavily this season.
"It's a flattering thing, kind of makes you feel old in a way, but there's no rocking chair in front of my locker yet," Haggans said of his role. "So, just take it and roll with it."
Haggans joined the Cardinals in 2008 following eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team released linebacker Broderick Binns to make room for Haggans.
Arizona Sports' Craig Grialou contributed to this report
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