Arizona Cardinals Re-Sign Defensive End

The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter for the 2023 season.

Ledbetter, who was an exclusive rights free agent, signed his one-year tender and will return to the team.

Ledbetter joined the Cardinals in 2021 and spent most of the season on the practice squad, but did make an appearance in one game.

In 2022, he played in 14 games, starting three, and contributed 22 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits before landing on injured reserve with a knee injury prior to Week 18.

Despite his limited experience, General Manager Monti Ossenfort praised Ledbetter's performance on the defensive line during the NFL combine, and the Cardinals were keen to keep him on board due to their lack of depth in that position.

With his return, Ledbetter will have the chance to compete for a spot on the roster and playing time in the upcoming season.

The 25-year-old will earn $870,000 for the 2023 season. Photo Credit:  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports