Cardinals Sign Offensive Lineman Ryan Pope

The Cardinals added another body to the trenches on Wednesday.
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On Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of offensive lineman Ryan Pope. 

Pope (6-7, 315) has spent time on the practice squads of the 49ers, Jaguars and Packers after entering the league with Detroit in 2019 as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State. 

The 24-year-old was on the Packers practice squad in 2020 and spent part of this past offseason with the Broncos. While at San Diego State, Pope played in 36 games in three seasons (2016-18) and was named second-team All-Mountain West as a senior in 2018 after starting at both tackle spots.

Pope attended a HUB CAMP recently, designed to help free agents be signed off the market. Pope worked out in San Diego on July 18, and he’s the sixth recent attendee to sign an NFL contract since camps opened last week. 

With starting tackles D.J. Humphries and Kelvin Beachum fully healthy, the move from Arizona appears to be a signing of depth as the dog days of training camp continue. 

Guard Justin Murray was a non-participant in practice on Wednesday, leaving usual tackle Josh Jones to step in his place. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury did not comment on Murray's status afterward. 

The Cardinals are set to play their first game of the preseason game on Friday, Aug. 13 at home against the Dallas Cowboys.