(Editor’s Note: Arizona Cardinals media release)
ARIZONA — With minicamp set to begin Tuesday, the Cardinals have added another tight end who knows Steve Wilks.
The team signed Beau Sandland to a one-year deal Monday, the second tight end in the last week – Bryce Williams was the other – to sign that had played for the Carolina Panthers when the Cardinals’ first-year head coach was on Carolina’s staff.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Sandland was Carolina’s seventh-round pick in 2016 out of Montana State, spending that year on the practice squad of the Panthers and Green Bay Packers.
He was among Green Bay’s cuts during training camp last season. As a senior at Montana State – after starting his career at the University of Miami – Sandland had 37 catches for 632 yards and nine touchdowns.
He joins a tight end room that features Jermaine Gresham, who is returning from an Achilles injury, and Ricky Seals-Jones as its top two players. Williams and Gabe Holmes are the other two tight ends on the roster.
The Cardinals have their first on-field work under Wilks during this week’s three-day voluntary minicamp.