Cardinals signed Calgary DB Elie Bouka.
Bouka (6'1, 205) may well have been drafted had he not torn his left Achilles tendon in training camp last summer, wiping out his senior season. It was an unfortunate turn of events, because the raw, projectable (4.41 forty) prospect shifted to the defensive backfield full-time less than two years ago. "I’ve played wideout, slotback, corner, halfback, safety, returner, gunner, kickoff coverage," Bouka told the Calgary Sun. Bouka will need to make it on special teams early while showing Arizona, a team that loves its defenders rangy and versatile, that he's clay worth molding. If Bouka doesn't make the Cards, he'll head to the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, which took him No. 24 overall in the CFL Draft. Bouka would have gone higher if teams could have guaranteed he wouldn't make the NFL. The Roughriders, for instance, took Manitoba DT David Onyemata, a Saints fourth-rounder, 11 picks after Bouka.