Former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Cardinals, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.
Mendenhall, who turns 26 this summer, will compete with Ryan Williams and others for playing time.
The deal reunites Mendenhall with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who was the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh in Mendenhall’s first four seasons.
With a one-year deal, Mendenhall is obviously trying to re-establish himself as a starting-caliber back.
Mendenhall is come off a couple of difficult seasons. He suffered a torn ACL at the end of 2011 and played in six games last season. The team suspended him for one game after he didn’t show up for a previous game because he was due to be inactive.
The Cardinals had an opening at running back after releasing Beanie Wells earlier this week. They reportedly also had interest in former Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, but he reportedly has agreed to a four-year deal with the Lions.
Arizona Cardinals sign running back Rashard Mendenhall
Arizona Republic | Mar 13