Cardinals sign Cooper to 53-man roster, add long snapper Bradley

Dec 28, 2022, 11:56 AM
Pharoh Cooper #15 of the Arizona Cardinals leaps over Jake Camarda #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers d...
Pharoh Cooper #15 of the Arizona Cardinals leaps over Jake Camarda #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a punt return in the 4th quarter of the game at State Farm Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals signed return man Pharoh Cooper and defensive lineman Manny Jones off their practice squad and to the active roster among a flurry of other moves Wednesday.

Safety Budda Baker (shoulder) and defensive lineman Trysten Hill (knee), who were injured in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, were sent to injured reserve to end their respective seasons.

With long snapper Aaron Brewer sent to injured reserve two days prior, the Cardinals also signed Hunter Bradley, who will be an activation option off the practice squad. Arizona additionally signed cornerbacks Jordan Miller and Chris Wilcox to the practice squad Wednesday.

Practice squad offensive lineman Lachavious Simmons was designated to return from the practice squad injured reserve list, while cornerback Nate Hairston was added to the practice squad IR.

The addition of Bradley is among the most notable changes that will have an impact on Arizona’s remaining two games, at Atlanta and at San Francisco.

He has played 56 games with the Green Bay Packers from 2018-21 and was a seventh-round draft pick in 2018.

Miller has 12 games of experience between stints with the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. He was a 2019 draft pick out of Washington, where he played with current Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. from 2016-18.

Murphy was placed on the injured reserve this week, forcing Arizona to make additions to their defensive backfield.

Wilcox was a seventh-round pick in 2021 by Tampa Bay and also has spent time with the Indianapolis Colts over the past two seasons.

Arizona Cardinals

Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins looks on from the sideline during the second quarter ...
Arizona Sports

Report: Cardinals head coach candidate Brian Flores takes Vikings’ DC job

Arizona Cardinals head coaching candidate Brian Flores has reportedly accepted the Minnesota Vikings' vacant defensive coordinator position.
1 day ago
Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green (Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green announces retirement on Instagram

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green has announced on his Instagram account that he has retired from the game of football.
1 day ago
Budda Baker #3 of the Arizona Cardinals gestures during warmups prior to the game against the Los A...
Tom Kuebel

Budda Baker: Cardinals were unprepared for 2022 due to poor training camp participation

Cardinals pro bowl safety Budda Baker told that he could tell his team was ill-prepared after a Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
1 day ago
Acting head coach defensive coordinator Vance Joseph of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during the t...
Wills Rice

Report: Cardinals narrow head coach search to 3 candidates after eliminating 3 more

The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly narrowed their head coaching search down to three names after eliminating three more on Sunday.
2 days ago
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 12: Bottles litter the 16th hole after a hole-in-one by Sam Ryder of...
Dan Bickley

City of Phoenix better at hosting championships than winning them

This week might also be the busiest, buzziest and most profitable week ever in our history as big-event hosts.
1 day ago
AFC wide receiver Davante Adams (17) of the Las Vegas Raiders runs with the ball as NFC strong safe...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals’ Budda Baker snags INT in NFC’s Pro Bowl win over AFC

The Cardinals had one participant in the Pro Bowl Games on Sunday, and safety Budda Baker made sure to put on a show.
2 days ago
Cardinals sign Cooper to 53-man roster, add long snapper Bradley