Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

The Arizona Cardinals have signed running back Marion Grice off the San Diego Chargers' practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Grice is signing a two-year deal with Arizona. To make room on the roster, the Cardinals released punter Drew Butler. Starting punter Dave Zastudil is expected to recover from his groin injury in time to play in Arizona's next game on Oct. 5.

The Cardinals were in need of a running back after they placed Jonathan Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list following Dwyer's arrest for domestic assault.

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The Chargers were also in need of a running back on the roster due to injuries to Ryan Mathewsout four to five weeks with a sprain knee, and Danny Woodhead, out for the season with a broken leg. But the Cardinals signed Grice before San Diego had a chance to promote him off the practice squad.

The Chargers selected Grice in the sixth round of this year's NFL draft. His is a familiar name for Cardinals fans, as Grice played collegiately at Arizona State.

Ben Estes



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