The Arizona Cardinals held a workout for a pair of former defensive players for the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday.
The Arizona Cardinals are already keeping an eye on the Kansas City Chiefs with their matchup scheduled for the first week of the regular season on the horizon. However, it’s also interesting that the Cards held a workout for a couple of former Chiefs defenders on Wednesday.
According to NFL reporter Field Yates, the Cardinals invited cornerback Deandre Baker and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu to work out for the team on Wednesday.
Baker will be the more familiar name to Chiefs Kingdom given that he was just released by the team days ago. The Chiefs landed Baker in what was considered an exciting and important signing of a former first-round corner for pennies on the dollar, but the former Giants prospect couldn’t secure playing time for Steve Spagnuolo and wasn’t helped by a femur break in his first year with the Chiefs.
The upside for Baker is that he’s still a young corner with the status of being the first corner off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft class. He wouldn’t be the first talented player to take his time to find the right scheme if he ever blossoms in the NFL, so it’s a chance worth taking for most teams.
As for Attaochu, he had a short-lived stint on the Chiefs back in the 2019 preseason. He landed with the Chiefs in free agency in the spring and remained with the team through the preseason but was cut when active rosters were due in early September. He’s also likely familiar to Chiefs fans as a former second round pick of the San Diego Chargers back in 2014. Attaochu has also bounced around the league with the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Bears.