TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option.
The $8.6 million contract includes a $4.4 million signing bonus.
Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle from Mississippi, was considered one of the top talents in the draft but slid to the Cardinals largely because of character concerns.
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The Cardinals also signed their two fifth-round picks - safety Marqui Christian of Midwestern State and guard Cole Toner of Harvard - to four-year contracts.
The signings came on Friday, the first day of Arizona's rookie minicamp.
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