Cardinals sign DTs Tani Tupou and Nigel Williams

Former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Tani Tupou (74) takes a drink during training camp on July 27, 2017.Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals announced signing defensive tackles Tani Tupou and Nigel Williams on Wednesday.

Defensive tackles Tani Tupou and Nigel Williams signed with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced on Wednesday.

To make room for Tupou and Williams on the roster, the Cardinals released tight end Chris Bazile and wide receiver Austin Wolf.

The 6-foot-1, 284-pound Tupou played in one game for the Atlanta Falcons last season after spending the majority of the 2017 campaign on the team’s practice squad.

Tupou was signed by Seattle in 2016 as an undrafted rookie free agent Washington and played one game with the Seahawks as a rookie. In three seasons at Washington, Tupou played 33 games and had 37 tackles, 5.5 for losses and a fumble recovery.

The 6-2, 297-pound Williams signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech, but was released by the Bills following the preseason.

At Virginia Tech, Williams played in 51 games and had 73 tackles, 23 for losses, seven sacks and a forced fumble.

Bazile, who is listed at 6-4 and 250 pounds, is a rookie free agent signed by the Cardinals out of Grambling who played in the first two preseason games but did not catch a pass.

Wolf is a 6-3, 217 rookie wide receiver signed as a free agent by the Cardinals out of Akron.

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