Cardinals Sign WR from Veterans Combine


The Inaugural NFL Veterans Combine has been going on for the past couple days at the Arizona Cardinals headquarters.

The Cardinals were looking to take advantage of the Veterans Combine that took place in their own back yard and on Monday the team officially reported that they signed veteran wide receiver Nathan Slaughter.

Slaughter played his college ball at West Texas A&M and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans. He was cut and signed by the Jaguars in June and was waived in August.

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Slaughter reportedly ran a sub-4.4s forty-yard dash, one of the fastest from the group. He is 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds. The speedy receiver has yet to appear in an NFL regular season game, but if the Cardinals are looking for a kick returner he did average 41.7 yards a return in college.

The NFL is a speed game now and we have seen multiple “small” receivers tear the league up as of late. To put in some height comparisons, TY Hilton is 5-foot-9, Antonio Brown is 5-foot-10, and Golden Tate is also 5-foot-10.

If Slaughter can turn into anything for the Cardinals it is a good move. It will be easier said than done for Slaughter to make an impact with pretty deep depth at the wide receiver position. Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and Michael Floyd will all see healthy targets. The kick-return game may be Slaughter’s best way to impact this team if he makes the roster after training camp.

Stay tuned in with Heat Waved as we will have more Cardinals news in the offseason.