Cardinals announce one-year deal with Krys Barnes

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The Cardinals agreed to a one-year deal with off-ball linebacker Krys Barnes, the team announced Saturday.

Barnes will become the third linebacker the Cardinals have signed in free agency, joining Kyzir White and Josh Woods. The team re-signed Ezekiel Turner.

Zaven Collins and Blake Lynch return at the position, and Isaiah Simmons could play linebacker if not at safety.

Barnes spent his first three seasons with the Packers, playing 35 games with 24 starts. He totaled three sacks, four passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

An ankle injury limited him to six games last season.

The Cardinals begin their offseason conditioning program on April 11 and return to the field with the new coaching staff for the first time on April 25.

4 responses to “Cardinals announce one-year deal with Krys Barnes

  1. Thank God they signed another off ball linebacker . AZ was getting dangerously close to being just set with quality players at LB as opposed to comfortably set at ILB. What’s the fascination with off ball LBs?? Seriously?? Do they think theirs a shortage coming or something n they’ll have the market cornered? Signed another off ball MLB yet u STILL DONT HAVE a veteran insurance policy at Center!!!!

  2. Krys looked like he was a budding star his rookie year,.. started several games. But something happened in year 2, I think he got banged up and he wasn’t the same player from yr 1. He got some snaps this year and did okay,.. but then he gets hurt again. Hope he does well.

  3. Gannon runs a hybrid 3-4 defense. We are going to have to get a bunch of LBs(some of whom need to be good special teamers) to be effective.

    We also need size upfront for when they go Okie, like they did in Philly. They need a true nose… and two Dts to play 4i(which is a PIA to block by the way)

    It’s a rebuild guys… we aren’t going to compete this year…

    Let them build the team… thats what they were brought in for.

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