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Considine finds new home in Arizona; Cards release punter

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed safety Sean Considine and released punter Ben Graham.

Considine, in his seventh NFL season, played in the first four games for Carolina this year before being released on Oct. 4. Known for his special teams play, Considine was a fourth-round draft pick of Philadelphia in 2005 and played for the Eagles for four seasons. He signed as a free agent with Jacksonville in 2009.

The signing bolsters the safety corps depleted by the loss of starter Kerry Rhodes with a broken foot. Rhodes is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.

Arizona re-signed its former punter Graham last week because Dave Zastudil was out with a sore knee. The Cardinals are off this week.

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