Arizona Cardinals welcomes a new tight end

After the Arizona Cardinals weekend mini camp, it was reported on May 5, that they have welcomed a new piece in the team, in the name of Dominique Byrd.

Yes! Dominique Byrd signed a one year contract with the Arizona Cardinals this May 5, making him the newest tight end for the Cardinals.

Byrd, who formerly played college football at the University of Southern California, was selected by the St. Louis Rams as the 93rd pick overall on the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played two seasons with the Rams from 2006 to 2007, though he came out of the picture for the whole 2008 season. With the Rams, Byrd got to play in five games during the 2006 season, with 2 catches for 39 yards and a touchdown. He also showed in 14 NFL games where he caught 6 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.

During his high school, Byrd got to be a part of the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. And during his college days at Southern Carolina, he was awarded a 2004 All-Pac-10 honorable mention. Byrd also made an impression for catching 2 one-handed touchdown passes; one of those is a game against the University of Oklahoma during the Orange Bowl.

The newcomer tight end Dominique will now be joining the line of veteran tight ends of the Cardinals namely Stephen Spach, Leonard Pope, Ben Patrick, as well as Anthony Becht, which just signed with the Cardinals recently and a former Rams like Byrd.