Cardinals Place OLB Devon Kennard On COVID-19 List, Sign Three To Practice Squad

Aaron Wilson reports that the Cardinals are signing CB Isaiah Johnson to their practice squad on Wednesday. 

The Cardinals also added S Nate Brooks and RB Tavien Feaster to the practice squad while placing OLB Devon Kennard on the COVID-19 list, per the wire. 

According to Wilson, it’s possible Arizona could Johnson could be added to the active roster at some point in the near future, considering that they’re in need of cornerback help.

Here’s the Cardinals updated practice squad:

  1. WR Andre Baccellia
  2. TE Bernhard Seikovits (International)
  3. DB Jace Whittaker
  4. T Eric Smith
  5. DB Kevin Peterson
  6. DE Josh Mauro
  7. DB Javon Hagan (COVID-19)
  8. LB Tahir Whitehead
  9. G Koda Martin
  10. TE Alex Ellis
  11. G Danny Isidora
  12. LB Nate Hall
  13. TE David Wells
  14. P Ryan Winslow
  15. DT Matt Dickerson
  16. CB Isaiah Johnson

Johnson, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2019. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $3.2 million contract when the Raiders waived him coming out of the preseason. 

The Cowboys signed Johnson to their practice squad in October and later had a brief stint with the Steelers. 

In 2020, Johnson appeared in 13 games for the Raiders and recorded 11 tackles, no interceptions and four passes defended.

Kennard, 30, is a former fifth-round pick of the Giants out of USC back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,364,560 contract with the Giants and signed a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Lions in 2018. 

However, Detroit elected to cut Kennard in 2020 after being unable to find a trade partner for him. He signed a three-year, $20 million deal with the Cardinals shortly after. 

In 2021, Kennard has appeared in 14 games for the Cardinals and recorded 20 tackles, no sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass deflections. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 edge defender out of 111 qualifying players. 

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