Cardinals sign Chris Clemons

With running back Andre Ellington going on injured reserve, the Arizona Cardinals signed veteran safety Chris Clemons.

Clemons, 29, was signed because safety Tyrann Mathieu has a left thumb injury.

Clemons played for defensive coordinator Todd Bowles with the Miami Dolphins.

"Chris is a big, active safety Todd has had in the past," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "He is aware of our system and we'll plug him in and see what we can get out of him in two walkthrough days and see if he can play Thursday night."

Clemons has 256 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Clemons was cut by the Houston Texans in August after signing a two-year, $2.7 million contract.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.