Cardinals signed two former Chiefs following mandatory minicamp tryouts

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A pair of former Kansas City Chiefs players have landed on the Arizona Cardinals’ 90-man offseason roster. LB Ben Niemann and CB Josh Jackson were signed by the Cardinals after completing successful tryouts during their mandatory minicamp this past week.

Niemann joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL draft. He made the 53-man roster outright and would go on to spend the next four seasons in Kansas City as a special teamer and sub-package linebacker. He started 12 games and appeared in 62 during his time with the Chiefs, recording 167 total tackles, one forced fumble, five fumble recoveries, two passes defended and two sacks.

Jackson was signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad in late October last season. The 25-year-old cornerback was a standard elevation to the Chiefs’ 53-man roster in Week 14 and Week 16 last season, recording four total tackles with the majority of his snaps being played on special teams. K.C. released Jackson from the practice squad in January.

Niemann has the best shot at making the Cardinals’ 53-man roster. He’s expected to compete with players like Tanner Vallejo and Joe Walker for a roster spot and his special teams prowess could give him the edge he needs to make it. Unfortunately, we’re well past the deadline for Kansas City to earn any sort of compensatory pick for Niemann, even if he makes the roster and plays a lot of snaps for the Cardinals.

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