Cardinals Worked Out Five Players Including WRs Bennie Fowler & Kendall Wright

According to Howard Balzer, the Cardinals brought in five free agents for workouts on Wednesday including WRs Bennie Fowler and WR Kendall Wright.

The full list of tryouts for the Cardinals includes:

  1. WR Bennie Fowler
  2. WR Kendall Wright
  3. RB Troymaine Pope
  4. RB Jalen Simmons
  5. QB Malik Zaire

Of this group, the Cardinals signed Simmons their practice squad.

Wright, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Titans back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $8.218 million contract with the Titans before they elected to pick up his fifth-year option back in May of 2015.

Wright wound up signing a one-year contract with the Bears last March worth up to $4 million and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the second straight year when he agreed to a one-year contract with the Vikings back in March.

Unfortunately, the Vikings released him coming out of the preseason. He worked out for the Patriots earlier this month but left his meeting without a contract.

In 2017, Wright appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and caught 59 passes for 614 yards receiving and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 40 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Fowler, 27, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in May of 2014. He wasn’t able to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season, but later wound up on their practice squad and returned on a future/reserve contract.

The Broncos brought Fowler back on one-year exclusive rights deals each of the past two years. However, Denver declined to tender him a contract as a restricted free agent this offseason and he later signed on with the Bears. Chicago, unfortunately, released him coming out of the preseason.

The Patriots signed Fowler to a contract a few weeks later only to cut him loose after.

In 2017, Fowler appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and caught 29 passes for 350 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

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