Tempe, AZ – The Arizona Cardinals continued to fortify their secondary through the free-agent market, with the club agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Antoine Cason on Friday.
Cason, who played collegiately at the University of Arizona, comes to the Cardinals following a five-year stint with the San Diego Chargers in which he started a total of 49 games -- including 45 over the past three seasons. He started all 16 contests for the Bolts in 2012, compiling 71 tackles, two interceptions and 12 passes defensed.
The 26-year-old owns 12 career interceptions and 55 pass breakups, in addition to having made 25 tackles on special teams.
Cason will be joining two other newcomers, cornerback Jerraud Powers and safety Yeremiah Bell, in a remade Arizona defensive backfield. The Cardinals also released longtime safety Adrian Wilson along with 2012 starting mate Kerry Rhodes during this offseason.