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Cardinals sign veteran linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill

May 24, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans line backer Kamu Grugier-Hill (51) plays catch with another teammate during organized team activities at the Houston Texans practice field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals signed veteran linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill and waived kicker Rodrigo Blankenship with an injury settlement on Wednesday.

Grugier-Hill, 28, posted 40 tackles in six starts this season with the Houston Texans, who granted his request for a release last week. He made the request after playing only 18 snaps in a Week 7 loss at Las Vegas.

A sixth-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2016, Grugier-Hill has 274 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 89 games (37 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles (2016-19), Miami Dolphins (2020) and Texans (2021-22).

Grugier-Hill led Houston with a career-high 108 tackles in 2021.

Blankenship, 25, was waived for the second time this season. The Indianapolis Colts released him after he missed a 42-yard field goal in overtime in a season-opening 20-20 tie with the Houston Texans. He also sent two kickoffs out of bounds in that game

He appeared in two games for Arizona while Matt Prater was dealing with a hip injury. Blankenship made two field goals and two extra points in a 42-34 win against New Orleans in Week 7. With Prater back, he handled the kickoffs during Sunday’s 34-26 loss at Minnesota.

–Field Level Media