ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals re-sign linebacker Scooby Wright to practice squad

Sep 13, 2017, 10:35 AM
Chicago Bears tight end Dion Sims (88) is hit by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Scooby Wright,...
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)
(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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