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Cardinals sign Byndom and Pierre to practice squad

Carolina Panthers' Carrington Byndom (37) arrives for practice during the NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Arizona Cardinals announced Wednesday they signed cornerback Carrington Byndom and defensive tackle Olsen Pierre to their practice squad.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Byndom entered the NFL with the Carolina Panthers last season as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas. He appeared in three regular season games as well as two playoff games, recording a tackle on special teams. In college, he played in 51 games, recording 189 tackles, five interceptions, two sacks and 29 passes defensed.

Pierre signed with the Chicago Bears in May as a rookie free agent out of Miami. The 6-foot-5, 293-pound defensive lineman remained with the team until he was released on Aug. 30. In four seasons with the Hurricanes he appeared in 44 games, tallying 96 tackles, 2.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Byndom and Pierre will take the place of cornerback Leon McFadden, who was claimed by the New York Giants, and defensive end Lawrence Okoye, who was released by the Cardinals.

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