Cardinals Re-Sign DE Rodney Gunter, Add 4 More Players

Rodney Gunter (95). Photo by Valerie Shoaps/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Arizona Cardinals are not wasting any time in retooling their roster to fit the vision of their new head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The team announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed defensive end Rodney Gunter to one-year-deal while securing the signatures of four more players: tight end Darrell Daniels and offensive linemen Jeremy Vujnovich, Andrew Lauderdale and Jeremiah Poutasi.

Gunter, who was an unrestricted free agent this offseason, sparked the interest of several other NFL teams and visited Green Bay Packers last week. After considering all of his options, the 27-year-old ended up deciding to return to Arizona where he spent his entire NFL career.

Cardinals drafted Rodney Gunter in the fourth round of 2015 NFL draft and used him in the backup role in his first three seasons. Gunter managed to get a more prominent role in 2018 season in which he started 10 games and had 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks alongside nine QB hits.

Darrell Daniels and Jeremy Vujnovich both joined the Arizona Cardinals during the last season, and although they didn’t play much, the duo obviously showed enough to get another chance.

Andrew Lauderdale and Jeremiah Poutasi, on the other side, join from Alliance of American Football after the league recently suspended its operations. Lauderdale previously played in NFL with San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills among other teams while Poutasi spent time with Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars.