Tempe, AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Cardinals signed tackle Pat McQuistan
to a one-year contract and were awarded a waiver claim for linebacker Jamaal
Westerman from the Miami Dolphins on Monday.
McQuistan was released from Dallas last Friday and he spent the 2011 season
with New Orleans where he appeared in 10 games.
A seventh-round draft choice of Dallas in 2006, he has appeared in 66 games
over six seasons and started eight of them. He played his first four seasons
in Dallas then the 2010 season with Miami before going to New Orleans.
Westerman was signed by the Dolphins this past offseason after spending his
first three years in the NFL with the Jets, who signed him as an undrafted
free agent out of Rutgers in 2009.
Over 36 games during his three seasons with the Jets, he totaled 31 tackles
and 4 1/2 sacks.
To make room on the roster, the team placed tackle Jeremy Bridges on injured
reserve. He will be undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left
thumb and he will miss the rest of the season.
Bridges had appeared in all 48 games for Arizona the past three seasons,
starting 16 of them.
Also on Monday, the team signed defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin, linebackers
Colin Parker and Ricky Elmore, cornerback Larry Parkers, tight end Steve
Skelton, wide receivers Isaiah Williams and Gerell Robinson and tackle Steven
Baker to the practice squad.
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