Aiming to remedy some depth issues at a few offensive positions, the Arizona Cardinals spent the end of the week working out running back Jourdan Brooks and tight end Zack Pianalto as the season comes to a close.
The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reported Saturday that the former Rutgers Scarlet Knights running back Brooks, who started the season with the Cincinnati Bengals, was evaluated by the Cardinals. Brooks but did not appear in any games for Cincinnati and was released. During the preseason, Brooks compiled 18 yards rushing and 13 yards receiving, including a touchdown reception.
Pianalto, who was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the end of training camp, made his NFL debut with the team in 2011, appearing in 13 games and catching four balls for 40 yards. Pianalto spent his college days with the North Carolina Tar Heels and was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills before the 2011 season, but caught on with the Buccaneers instead.