Cardinals sign standout USFL WR Victor Bolden Jr.

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The Arizona Cardinals held tryouts for seven players on Thursday when rookies and quarterbacks reported for training camp. They signed one of those players.

The team announced Friday the signing of wide receiver Victor Bolden Jr.

Bolden was a standout for the USFL champion Birmingham Stallions this year. He was the MVP of the championship game with six catches for 64 yards and the go-ahead touchdown.

He was All-USFL as a receiver and special teamer. His 1,209 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, return yards) led the league.

The 5-8, 178-lb receiver and return specialist entered the NFL in 2017 as an undrafted rookie out of Oregon State. He started with the San Francisco 49ers and played 13 games for them in 2017-2018. He also played two games for the Buffalo Bills in 2018. He spent 2019 and 2020 on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad. He has one career reception for 10 yards, four punt returns for 23 yards and 24 kick returns for 512 yards.

To make room for Bolden, the Cardinals released receiver Jared Smart.

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