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Cardinals sign Jonathon Amaya

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The Cardinals have been as active as anyone in free agency and they signed their 10th player away from another team on Wednesday.

Safety Jonathon Amaya is the latest player to cast his lot with Bruce Arians and company. Darren Urban of the team’s website announced that Amaya agreed to a one-year deal with the team today.

Amaya spent the 2012 season with the Dolphins and made eight tackles in 12 games with the team, with most of his time coming on special teams. He didn’t make many headlines on the field, but was the subject of some off of it when he was arrested for battery after an incident with a taxi driver in November. The charges were dropped a month later and Amaya’s season continued on without interruption.

Amaya spent the 2011 season with the Saints, but was with the Dolphins in 2010 when Todd Bowles was the team’s defensive coordinator. Bowles is now running the defense in Arizona, which may have helped sway another free agent to sign up for life with the Cardinals in 2013.

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4 Responses to “Cardinals sign Jonathon Amaya”
  1. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 27, 2013 3:56 PM

    Just another guy on the field with a jersey and a helmet that can run faster than most of us. Nothing to get excited about redbirds.

  2. jasonatvertigo says: Mar 27, 2013 4:33 PM

    This is exciting!

  3. censormynameandmycomments says: Mar 27, 2013 4:42 PM

    Cards have now signed 11 FAs. 9 of them play defense. I thought it was their offense that needed help. Does…uh…does anyone have any idea what they’re doing?

  4. truths4all says: Mar 27, 2013 4:43 PM

    “ilovefoolsball says:
    Mar 27, 2013 3:56 PM
    Just another guy on the field with a jersey and a helmet that can run faster than most of us. Nothing to get excited about redbirds.”

    You are only partially correct. In football, the sum of the parts is always greater than the individual parts alone. How Amaya fits in and contributes to the overall team effort will determine if this move is one to get excited about. And if all of the moves by the new staff works out as they hope, then the Cards will have something to get excited about, especially after the last few Whisenhunt debacle years.

    However, even if all of the moves by the Arians staff works out, it remains inconceivable that the Cards will seriously contend against the Seahawks and 49ers unless they beat each up so bad and evenly that the Cards are able to barely slip by them. That is highy unlikely.

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