Free agent inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley
agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals
, the team announced Thursday.
Financial terms of the deal were not announced.
Brinkley, who visited the team Thursday, had a career-high 117 tackles, three forced fumbles and two sacks with the Minnesota Vikings
last season. He was a fifth-round draft pick in 2009.
Cardinals.com reported that Brinkley's signing means the team likely will stop pursuing free-agent linebacker Rey Maualuga
Cornerback Antoine Cason
of the San Diego Chargers
also visited the club Thursday and defensive end Matt Shaughnessy of the Oakland Raiders is expected to visit Friday.
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