The Arizona Cardinals were awarded linebacker Trevardo Williams off waivers from the Houston Texans on Saturday. The Cardinals cut cornerback Todd Washington,

Wiliams was drafted in the fourth round last year out of Connecticut.

He was sidelined his entire rookie season with a knee injury.

WIlliams was a first-team All-Big East selection at defensive end as a senior, recording 43 tackles and 11 1/2 sacks. He had 12 1/2 sacks as a junior.

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