Cardinals announce agreements with L.J. Collier, Antonio Hamilton

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The Cardinals announced agreements with defensive lineman L.J. Collier and cornerback Antonio Hamilton Sr. on one-year contracts. In addition, exclusive rights free agent defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter signed his one-year tender.

The Seahawks made Collier the 29th overall selection in 2019, and he played out his rookie contract.

He appeared in 45 games with 16 starts with Seattle and totaled 40 tackles, three sacks, 13 quarterback hits, six tackles for loss and five passes defensed.

Collier, 27, appeared in eight games last season after spending the first seven weeks of the year on injured reserve.

Hamilton, 30, is back with Arizona after playing 10 games with five starts last season. He set career highs with 40 tackles and five passes defensed to go along with his first career interception.

The seven-year NFL veteran appeared in 27 games with seven starts the past two seasons with the Cardinals after originally joining the team in 2021.

He played 57 games with the Chiefs (2020), Giants (2018-19) and Raiders (2016-17). In his career, Hamilton has 100 tackles, 14 passes defensed and one interception along with 34 special teams tackles.

Ledbetter appeared in 14 games with three starts last season and had 22 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit. He originally joined the Cardinals in 2021.

8 responses to “Cardinals announce agreements with L.J. Collier, Antonio Hamilton

  1. Collier was the biggest Seahawks first round bust since Aaron Curry. Unreal that he’s getting another shot in the NFL.

  2. They just wasted cap space on a guy that will never be more then below-average…far below. Abd that is if he stays healthy. Collier just doesn’t have what it takes to be good in the NFL.

  3. Antonio Hamilton’s business decision on MNF vs the 49ers last year should have been enough to get him cut. Instead, he’s been re-signed. Cards in for another long season

  4. If LJ Collier was a 3rd round pick..

    None of the brilliant Seattle fans would have a.thing about him. It’s nobody’s fault they oberdrafted him

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