Cardinals sign Jacques Smith, waive Praise Martin-Oguike

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The Cardinals announced the signing of defensive end Arthur Moats, which was reported Wednesday, along with defensive end Jacques Smith. Both signed one-year deals.

To make room on the roster, the Cardinals waived defensive end Praise Martin-Oguike with an injury designation.

Smith has played 31 games, with 18 starts, in his NFL career. He has made 40 tackles, 13.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Smith, 26, has played with Tampa Bay and Detroit after entering the league with Miami as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 out of Missouri.

He made seven sacks for the Bucs in 2015 after making 6.5 in 2014.

6 responses to “Cardinals sign Jacques Smith, waive Praise Martin-Oguike

  1. Jacques Smith has had his moments playing with the Bucs. His inconsistency hurts his overall play. I woundn’t hesitate playing Smith as a backup DE and hope he becomes more consistent. Smith is worth a look.

  2. It’s fine to be religious but to name your child Praise is caring it a little to far. Just give the kid a name. It’s not that difficult. As bad as a boy named Sue. Kid must have had a rough life growing up.

  3. Smith makes for a good back DE in a rotation now that he’s healthy, he can get after the QB. The Cardinals have quite the rotation behind their top two DE”s All-Pro Chandler Jones w/ Markus Golden back healthy, having signed #3 DE Benson Mayowa, with DE Arthur Moats and DE Jacques Smith just signed. Arizona will have a healthy rotation of fresh pass-rushers. Extra depth allows Chandler Jones to kick inside at times next to Olsen Pierre or Robert Nkimdiche in their “nascar” packages.

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