Former South Carolina cornerback Jimmy Legree signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, giving him a second chance at cracking an NFL roster.
Legree originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks immediately after the NFL Draft earlier this month. After being released, he signed with the Cardinals following a rookie mini-camp over the weekend.
Contract details were not disclosed.
A Beaufort native, Legree had a strong senior season at South Carolina. His 55 tackles were second-most on the team, and his 5 1/2 tackles for loss led all defensive backs. He also intercepted three passes, including a critical fourth-quarter pick that helped South Carolina seal its victory against Vanderbilt.
Legree is the fourth player from South Carolina to sign an undrafted free agent contract with an NFL franchise this month. Former quarterback Connor Shaw signed with the Cleveland Browns, former defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles signed with the New York Giants, and former defensive end Chaz Sutton signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Of course, former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, going to the Houston Texans. Former Gamecocks receiver Bruce Ellington was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers. Ellington, a Moncks Corner native, signed a four-year contract worth approximately $2.7 million Tuesday.
Former South Carolina cornerback Jimmy Legree signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)×
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