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Arizona Cardinals sign Fozzy Whittaker, bring back Ricky Lumpkin to practice squad

On Tuesday the Arizona Cardinals announced that they had signed free agent running back Fozzy Whittaker and also added Ricky Lumpkin to their practice squad. Arizona is coming off their first win since September last Sunday.

Erich Schlegel

The Arizona Cardinals made two additions to their roster Tuesday, signing free agent running back Fozzy Whittaker and assigning defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin to their practice squad.

Lumpkin heads to the practice squad after seeing action in last Sunday's 38-10 victory over Detroit. In the game he recorded one tackle for the Cardinals, who notched their first win since September with the victory against Detroit. Lumpkin had spent the previous two seasons on Arizona's practice squad, after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky.

Meanwhile, Whittaker was also signed Tuesday to try and add depth to the running back position. The 5'10, 202-pound rookie went unsigned out of Texas last April after his senior season was cut short by injury. However, when Whittaker was on the field in Austin he was dynamic. He finished his career with 1,238 yards and 12 touchdowns.

To make room on the roster for the two, Arizona was forced to cut second-year tight end Steve Skelton.

Skelton is the brother of Cardinals back-up quarterback John Skelton.