Rookie linebacker Kevin Minter has signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals, the team said Monday.
The Cardinals selected Minter (6-0, 246) in Round Two (No. 45 overall). The pick first belonged to the Chargers, who traded up into Arizona’s spot (No. 38) to select Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.
As a junior in 2012, Minter notched 130 tackles and earned team MVP honors for LSU. The 22-year-old Minter is expected to compete for playing time at inside linebacker.