ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals sign defensive tackle Darius Kilgo

Aug 9, 2021, 1:46 PM
Nyheim Hines #21 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball while defended by Kevin Byard #31 of ...
Nyheim Hines #21 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball while defended by Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans, Darius Kilgo #97 and Kenny Vaccaro #24 during the second quarter at Nissan Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals filled in lost depth along the defensive line Monday by signing 29-year-old tackle Darius Kilgo.

Kilgo played last season on the practice squads of the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos — it was his second stint with each of those teams. He’s also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.

He has appeared in 29 NFL games since entering the league in 2015 with Denver as a sixth-round pick. He appeared in 18 games for the Broncos from 2015-16, totaling 11 tackles, before the Patriots claimed him off waivers in 2016.

For Arizona, the addition comes after the team placed defensive lineman Xavier Williams on the injured reserve Sunday.

Williams was an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa in 2015 and played three seasons with the Cardinals, recording 28 tackles, 0.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two QB hits over 23 games including two starts.

Williams played in 2018 and 2019 with the Kansas City Chiefs before splitting last season with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots, where he combined for 24 tackles and a sack.

He signed this offseason as the Cardinals added nose tackle depth with last year’s captain, Corey Peters, still a free agent and coming off a knee injury last season.

Kilgo joins an interior of the defensive line that includes Peters, Jordan Phillips and J.J. Watt, plus recent draft picks Zach Allen, Leki Fotu and Rashard Lawrence.

Allen and Lawrence were not in uniform at the start of practice on Monday, according to Arizona Sports’ Tyler Drake.

Arizona Cardinals

Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) celebrates after he intercetped a pass...
Associated Press

Tampa Bay Buccaneers breeze past Eagles to move to Divisional round

The NFC No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers had no issue with the Philadelphia Eagles, cruising to a 31-15 victory.
15 hours ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals calls a play in the huddle against the Seattle Seahawks at...
Sam Graveline

Cardinals look to take advantage of primetime playoff opportunity vs. Rams

Playing on Monday night, all eyes will be on the Cardinals and the Rams as the division foes put a bow on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL. 
2 days ago
Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals drops back to pass during the NFL game against...
Kellan Olson

Arizona Cardinals’ 2021 meetings with Los Angeles Rams, by the numbers

A divisional matchup in the playoffs means we've got the healthiest sample size possible from the regular season.
6 days ago
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) reacts after wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (1) catches a...
Associated Press

Josh Allen tosses 5 touchdowns to lead Bills over Patriots

Josh Allen threw five touchdown passes to lead the Buffalo Bills to a Wild Card win over the division rival New England Patriots.
2 days ago
Cincinnati Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase (1) runs during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff footb...
Associated Press

Bengals hold off Raiders to win first playoff game in 31 years

Kicking off the NFL playoffs, the Bengals held on to beat the Raiders 26-19 to earn the franchise's first playoff win since 1991.
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Morgan F...
Alex Weiner

Rams defense keyed in on bottling up Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris said he expects to get Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray's best this week.
2 days ago
Cardinals sign defensive tackle Darius Kilgo