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Cardinals sign Jasper Brinkley to two-year deal

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The Cardinals talked Jasper Brinkley out of becoming a Giant, and landed him Thursday.

Per Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Cardinals gave Brinkley a two-year deal.

The former Vikings linebacker had visited the Giants, but found a home in the desert, where he fits in with the bulk signings of defensive players Lorenzo Alexander, Jerraud Powers and Yeremiah Bell.

A solid run defender, Brinkley started 15 games for the Vikings last season, his first as a regular.

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22 Responses to “Cardinals sign Jasper Brinkley to two-year deal”
  1. hendeeze says: Mar 14, 2013 9:08 PM

    worst starting mike backer according to PFF

  2. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:16 PM

    From all the giants fans: thank you Arizona, thank you very very much

  3. reemer894 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    Casper Brinkley officially a Cardinal! We call him Casper up in MN since he was basically a ghost on the field (especially in coverage situations).

  4. gtodriver says: Mar 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    Jasper is a good guy and I wish him well. He was a good run stuffer but was a liability in pass coverage.

  5. djjackson81 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:21 PM

    Solid run defending LB just what we needed. AZ is gonna surprise some people this year as good as the defense was were getting better. Cason could still be added ounce Kolb is released. The Oline is coming in the draft. Some stud linemen coming out. Here’s some names. Tackles: Eric Fisher/ Lane Johnson/DJ Fluker
    Guards: Warmack/Cooper
    Center: Barrett Jones
    Some good safety’s as well.
    Some good Running backs as well.

  6. mnomalley says: Mar 14, 2013 9:23 PM

    Brinkley is a solid tackler very physical linebacker. Wish the Vikes would’ve kept him.

  7. djjackson81 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:23 PM

    DN. where you at bro I need your insight what do you think??

  8. dlmayday says: Mar 14, 2013 9:26 PM

    WOW I never imagined the Cards signing so many free agents. Now if they will make a difference is yet to be seen.

  9. codiablo says: Mar 14, 2013 9:26 PM

    And no one cares…yawn…glad you’re gone brink job

  10. n0hopeleft says: Mar 14, 2013 9:38 PM

    Because he didn’t want to play against Shady, Alfred, and Murray twice per year – which tells me dude is soft.

    I guess he wanted more playing time, because he’ll be on the field A LOT in Arizona.

  11. stevedigre says: Mar 14, 2013 9:42 PM

    Bummer

  12. stevedigre says: Mar 14, 2013 9:42 PM

    Thought he’d stay in MN. #vikings

  13. The Doctor says: Mar 14, 2013 9:43 PM

    this leaves the door open for the Vikes to draft Teo with one of their first round picks. Also need a WR like Allen or Patterson with the other first rounder. That would be a great first round.

  14. wludford says: Mar 14, 2013 9:51 PM

    Good to see Jasper land somewhere. He’s got some potential to grow, so hopefully he will do OK in AZ.

  15. alexxbee says: Mar 14, 2013 9:54 PM

    This is the only signing i like so far!!! except the re-signing of rashad johnson if that counts though

  16. kingdm8 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:59 PM

    I like this. Paris Lennon was a good player but was getting pretty long in the tooth. Stewart Bradley basically stole every cent the Cards gave him the past two seasons. Teaming Jasper up with D-Wash is going to make the Cards better on D.

  17. coltzfan166 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:00 PM

    PFT, Ed Reed is likely to end up in Houston, according to Adam Schefter.

  18. sleepsoncouches says: Mar 14, 2013 10:11 PM

    to those curious Cardinal fans who don’t know this guy, he’s a very good run stuffer and won’t get you beat. Solid, not great. Zero off-field issues that I am aware of.

  19. 1pwrightt says: Mar 15, 2013 12:31 AM

    DA? Don’t the Cardinals need help on the offense line? So far on offense they have signed a back up quarterback and a running back who can’t stay healthy to replace the unhealthy one they let go (beanie). What am I missing?

  20. vikingdog71 says: Mar 15, 2013 8:41 AM

    AUDIE COLE TIME!!!!

  21. purpleguy says: Mar 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    The Vikes lwt this guy go when they re-upped Henderson. Jasper is a good guy, but a 2 down MLB with no pass coverage skills — which just doesn’t work in a cover two defense.

  22. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 15, 2013 12:11 PM

    reemer894 says:Mar 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    Casper Brinkley officially a Cardinal! We call him Casper up in MN since he was basically a ghost on the field (especially in coverage situations).
    ________

    You won’t believe this, but Jasper actually has a twin brother named Casper.

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