The Cardinals announced Monday they had reached agreements with 15 undrafted free agents, including Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown.
Brown (6-0, 238), who led Illinois with 119 tackles in 2013, is likely to be tried at inside linebacker in the Cardinals’ 3-4 scheme. According to NFL Media’s Nolan Nawrocki, Brown had the highest grade of any Illinois prospect entering the 2014 draft. Ultimately, Illinois did not have any players drafted for the first time since 2006.
The Cardinals also agreed with these rookies: Northern Arizona running back Zach Bauman, Penn State linebacker Glenn Carson, Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro, UNLV running back Tim Cornett, Purdue defensive tackle Bruce Gaston, Baylor offensive tackle Kevin Palmer, Samford wide receiver Kelsey Pope, Miami defensive tackle Justin Renfrow, UCLA cornerback Brandon Sermons, Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith, Alabama offensive guard Anthony Steen, Newberry wide receiver Corey Washington, Southeastern Louisiana cornerback Todd Washington and Albany offensive tackle Kadeem Williams.