Cardinals officially add five free agents

Jul 29, 2011, 9:52 PM | Updated: 10:59 pm

Tempe – The Arizona Cardinals announced that the team has signed the following four unrestricted free agents: Green Bay guard Daryn Colledge (five years), Pittsburgh defensive end Nick Eason (two years), Carolina tight end Jeff King (three years), and Cleveland wide receiver Chansi Stuckey (two years). The club also agreed to terms on a five-year deal with Philadelphia linebacker Stewart Bradley.

Bradley joins the Cardinals after spending the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Coming back last year after missing the 2009 season due to a knee injury, Bradley finished second on the team with 88 tackles to go along with one sack, and one interception while starting all 12 games in which he appeared.

Originally drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Nebraska, Bradley had his best season in 2008 after recording 151 tackles with one interception and one forced fumble.

For his career, Bradley has appeared in 44 games and has 259 tackles with three sacks, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and 17 special teams tackles.

Colledge played the past five seasons for the Packers after being selected by the team in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Boise State.

The only Packers offensive lineman to start every game the last three seasons, Colledge has been a durable player throughout his career, never missing a game in the NFL or in college, a streak of 132 games.

He has played in 80 consecutive games since entering the league in ’06, tied for the fourth-longest streak among active guards in the NFL.

Colledge has started all seven postseason games he has appeared in, including the Packers Super Bowl XLV win over the Steelers. For his career, the North Pole, Alaska native has started 76 of 80 games played in the NFL.

Eason is entering his ninth NFL season, having spent the previous four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers after playing with the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos.

He entered the NFL as a fourth round draft pick by the Broncos in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Clemson. After one season with Denver, Eason appeared in 30 games during his three years with the Browns and appeared in 55 games over the past four seasons with the Steelers.

For his career, Eason has appeared in 85 games and has totaled 108 tackles, five sacks, four passes defensed and a forced fumble. He has appeared in seven career postseason games, including the Steelers Super Bowl XLIII victory and Super Bowl XLV last season.

King played the past five years for the Panthers including starting all 16 games last season when he collected 19 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

He played a key role in helping the Panthers set team records with 2,498 rushing yards and 123 first downs in 2009. A four-year starter for Carolina, King has only missed two games in the past four seasons. He originally joined the Panthers as their fifth-round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech.

For his career, King has played in 76 games with 62 starts and collected 112 receptions for 923 yards and nine touchdowns.

Stuckey spent the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns after he began his NFL career with the New York Jets, who selected him in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Clemson.

Since spending his rookie season on injured reserve, Stuckey has appeared in 46 games over the last three seasons and totaled 102 receptions for 1,023 yards and five TDs.

In 2010 with the Browns, he started a career-high five of 16 games played and hauled in a career-high 40 receptions for 346 yards. He also scored his first career rushing TD on an 11-yard run vs. New England.

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