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Cardinals sign RB Abou Toure to practice squad

Kentucky defenders Ryan Flannigan (33) and Jason Hatcher (6) stop Tennessee-Martin running back Abou Toure (24) for a loss in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

The Arizona Cardinals signed running back Abou Toure to their practice squad Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Toure entered the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tennessee-Martin. He was released on Aug. 31 after spending preseason with the team.

In college, Toure ran for 1,647 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons (2013-14). His senior year was his best campaign, as he rushed for 1,138 yards and eight touchdowns.

Toure began his college career at Dean Junior College in 2011 and played at Utah State in 2012 before transferring to Tennessee Martin.

The Cardinals likely brought Toure on board because their running back depth has taken a hit in recent days. Starter Chris Johnson was placed on Injured Reserve/Designated to Return due to a fractured tibia while Andre Ellington is battling turf toe. The team elevated Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad to the active roster, making him, David Johnson and Stepfan Taylor the only running backs on the team.

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