Cardinals Sign Another Seventh-Rounder

The Cardinals have signed two seventh-round picks to three-year contracts, the team announced on Thursday. As first reported by on Wednesday, LaRod Stephens-Howling, the first of their two seventh-rounders, agreed to a deal on Wednesday. Trevor Canfield (6-5, 264), the second of their seventh-round picks, became the third member of Arizona's 2009 draft class to agree to contract terms.

LaRod Stephens-Howling (5-7, 180) played in all 13 games last season as a backup to Eagles second-round choice RB LeSean McCoy. Stephens-Howling rushed for 312 yards on 77 carries (4.1 yard avg.) with five touchdowns and added 493 yards on 23 kick returns (21.4 yard avg.).

The Johnstown, PA native finished his college career with 1,959 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 429 carries. He also added 52 receptions for 453 yards and a touchdown to go along with 775 yards and one touchdown on 34 kick returns (22.8 yard avg.).

OL Trevor Canfield (6-5, 264), the second of their seventh-round picks, was a second-team All-American and was also named a second-team All-Big East Conference selection for the third straight season as a senior in 2008 as he started all 14 games at right guard and helped anchor the offensive line for the Big East champs. He finished his collegiate career by starting in 42 of the 48 games he appeared in, including 39 consecutive starts at both left and right guard.

Stephens-Howling and Canfield become the second and third members of Arizona's 2009 draft class to agree to contract terms after the team previously signed LSU offensive lineman Herman Johnson (fifth-round, 167th overall). Recommended Stories

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