Cardinals sign CB Josh Jackson, LB Ben Niemann; release S Javon Hagan

Jun 16, 2022, 3:41 PM

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Jackson practices during his minicamp tryout in Tempe, Ariz., on ...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Jackson practices during his minicamp tryout in Tempe, Ariz., on June 14, 2022. (Arizona Sports Photo/Tyler Drake).

(Arizona Sports Photo/Tyler Drake)

The Arizona Cardinals made a trio of roster moves on Thursday.

The team announced the signings of cornerback Josh Jackson and linebacker Ben Niemann after participating in minicamp this week on a tryout.

Additionally, the Cardinals released safety Javon Hagan.

Jackson, 26, is a four-year pro who has drafted No. 45 overall by the Green Bay Packers in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Iowa.

The 6-foot, 196-pound cornerback spent his first three years in Green Bay (2018-20) before getting traded to the New York Giants and spending time on the practice squad prior to signing with the Kansas City Chiefs last season.

Jackson has played in 44 games (15 starts) and compiled 89 tackles, 12 passes defensed, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery to go along with 12 tackles on special teams.

Niemann, 26, signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa in 2018.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker registered 153 tackles (100 solo), 2.0 sacks, six tackles for loss, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and 13 special teams tackles for Kansas City in 62 regular-season games (12 starts).

Niemann is coming off of a 2021 season in which he posted a career-high 52 tackles (36 solo) in addition to 1.0 sack, two fumble recoveries and two tackles for loss.

He also has 11 games of postseason experience, including two conference championships and a Super Bowl LIV ring.


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