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Cardinals sign LB Marcus Benard, move Vic So’oto to IR

On Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of former Cleveland Browns’ linebacker Marcus Benard.

In correspondence with the signing, the team moved linebacker Vic So’oto to the injured reserve with a chest injury in order to clear a roster spot for the 28-year-old Benard.

After spending the 2013 preseason with the New England Patriots, Benard failed to make the team’s final roster cut on August 30, effectively becoming a free agent. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound linebacker had previously spent three seasons with the Browns, recording 11.5 sacks and 45 total tackles over 25 games (two starts).

According to the Cardinals, Benard will wear jersey no. 59.

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