Former Mountain View High School and Arizona standout Stanley Berryhill III interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, underwent a workout Tuesday with the team and was signed to the practice squad, according to Derek Hall, a managing partner of HD Sports Agency, of which Berryhill is a client.
Berryhill joins another former Mountain Lion receiver — Jeff Cotton — on the Cardinals’ practice squad. Cotton, released by the Jacksonville Jaguars during fall camp, was signed last week after a workout.
Hall, a former Arizona football player, stated in a text message: “Berryhill’s workout with the Arizona Cardinals went very well this morning. So well, they just signed him to their practice squad.”
Berryhill III was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in April and reportedly had a productive fall camp.
He was released Aug. 30, the deadline requiring teams to cut their rosters to 53 players.
Berryhill III, who had overtures from the British Columbia Lions of the CFL, trained in Tucson with the hopes of landing with an NFL team.
The Cardinals, with the recent injuries to Rondale Moore (hamstring) and Andy Isabella (back), are in need of depth at the wide receiver position.
All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins is serving a six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
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