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Cardinals sign rookies Marco Wilson, James Wiggins, Michal Menet

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson (20) and wide receiver Andre Baccellia (30) run through drills during rookie minicamp Friday, May 14, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)

The Arizona Cardinals signed the first batch of their 2021 NFL Draft picks Thursday.

The team announced the signings of fourth-rounder Marco Wilson (cornerback) and seventh-rounders James Wiggins (safety) and Michal Menet (offensive line) to four-year deals.

Wilson was part of the Cardinals’ return in a draft-day trade with the Baltimore Ravens that also netted Duke defensive end Victor Dimukeje at No. 210.

Wilson started nine games last season, recording 33 tackles and four pass deflections. In 2019, he posted three interceptions, good enough for eighth in the SEC.

He marks another addition to an organization looking to improve its cornerback depth following Patrick Peterson’s departure to Minnesota. 2020 starter Dre Kirkpatrick remains a free agent.

Wilson joins Robert Alford, Malcolm Butler, Byron Murphy, Tay Gowan and newly signed Tae Hayes in Arizona’s cornerback room.

Wiggins spent three seasons with the Cincinnati Bearcats (32 career games), recording five interceptions, 11 pass deflections and 87 tackles.

Wiggins joins Baker, Jalen Thompson, Deionte Thompson, Shawn Williams, Chris Banjo and Charles Washington in the safety room.

Menet provides the Cardinals with a versatile offensive lineman that played both center and guard during his time at Penn State.

He was a three-year starter and two-year captain with the Nittany Lions, starting 34 consecutive games.

Menet slides into an offensive line group that features D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Kelvin Beachum and offseason acquisition Rodney Hudson.


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