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Cardinals claim outside linebacker Thomas Keiser off waivers

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The Cardinals and Chargers will play twice in 11 days, since the rematch of the preseason finale will be played next Monday night.

Thomas Keiser will have the rare ability to play for both teams.

The Cardinals claimed the outside linebacker, who was waived by the Chargers yesterday, according to the league’s transaction notice. They waived wide receiver Walter Powell to make room on the roster.

Keiser’s a reasonably talented pass-rusher, who had 4.5 sacks last year, but the Chargers used a second-round pick on Jeremiah Attaochu and brought in CFL pass-rusher Cordarro Law.

Keiser also had an arrest for misdemeanor battery from a fight outside a San Diego bar last year. He pleaded guilty, and has to attend anger management classes.

But he’s also a competent pass-rusher, and the Cardinals are looking for all the help they can get after losing piece after piece this offseason.

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7 Responses to “Cardinals claim outside linebacker Thomas Keiser off waivers”
  1. Cameronm says: Aug 31, 2014 6:45 PM

    And the Chargers signed Lindley, all full circle.

  2. dalcow4 says: Aug 31, 2014 7:26 PM

    Keiser can play, and gets his teammates fired up with that motor. He’s been going against those tackles for months so let’s hope he doesn’t get to Philip. Other than this game– I wish Keiser well.

  3. luz56 says: Aug 31, 2014 8:33 PM

    Lindley is a BRUTAL QB… Will be waived 30 minutes after the MNF game

  4. mrgroovesd says: Aug 31, 2014 9:13 PM

    I didn’t want to see him go but I guess Attachu and Law did well enough to get a spot on the roster and made Keiser expendable. Best of luck to you.

  5. regulator01 says: Aug 31, 2014 9:30 PM

    he is a baller,you will be happy to have him

  6. drunkwino says: Aug 31, 2014 9:48 PM

    A misdemeanor battery arrest? Guess Arizona got him before SF could.

  7. clssylssy says: Sep 1, 2014 6:43 AM

    Will be interesting to see how he and Tommy Kelly, another guy with “anger issues” get along. In order to get anywhere in the NFC West, the Card’s “Mr. Nice Guy” image has only served to earn them the label of being “soft”. Perhaps it’s time to get a little angrier…it’s worked for the 9ers and Seattle!

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