Cardinals sign Benson Mayowa to 1-year contract
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added depth at defensive end by signing free agent Benson Mayowa to a one-year contract.
The five-year NFL veteran spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, appearing in 28 games, eight as a starter. With the Cowboys, he had seven sacks, 38 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He had a career-high six sacks in 2016.
Mayowa made the Seattle roster as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho in 2013. He played two games for the Seahawks as a rookie and 28 games for Oakland over the following two seasons. He has nine sacks in 58 games.
Arizona already is strong at the starting defensive end position, with All-Pro Chandler Jones (the NFL sack leader with 17) and Marcus Golden, who is coming off knee surgery.
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