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Arizona Cardinals re-sign linebacker Scooby Wright to practice squad

Chicago Bears tight end Dion Sims (88) is hit by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Scooby Wright, left, during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

The Arizona Cardinals re-signed former University of Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright to the practice squad Wednesday.

Wright, The 2016 seventh-round pick by the Cleveland Browns signed with the Cardinals in December of 2016, but was cut to make way for the 53-man roster and signed to the team’s practice squad this year.

Linebacker Philip Wheeler was originally on the 53-man roster, but due to his contract situation, he was released by the team. If Wheeler would have suited up, his $695,000 contract would have been guaranteed. Wright was signed to take his place on the active roster on Sept. 8 prior to week one’s showdown against the Detroit Lions, but was inactive for the game.

The Cardinals flip-flopped that move on Monday by re-signing Wheeler and releasing Wright.

In five preseason games with Arizona, Wright totaled 18 tackles and forced a fumble.

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