Cardinals sign three Division II players, including QB Phillip Sims

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The small school movement continued with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. The team signed three players from Division II schools: safeties Harold Jones-Quartey and Brandon Person and quarterback Phillip Sims.

Jones-Quartey (5-11, 215) played his college ball at the University of Findlay. He was a two-time all-conference selection and honorable mention All-American in his senior season. Jones-Quartey led the team in tackles in each of the last two seasons, including a career-high 105 tackles in 2014. He began his career as a wide receiver before permanently moving to safety in 2013.

Person (6-0, 220) has 246 tackles (10 for loss), eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in his three seasons at Tiffin University. Person led the team in tackles in each of his three seasons, with a career-high 92 tackles coming in his junior season. Person was a three-time honorable mention all-conference selection.

Sims began his collegiate career at the University of Alabama. He played for the Crimson Tide from 2010-11, before transferring to the University of Virginia in 2012. Sims started four of 12 games that year. Sims ended his career at Winston-Salem State in 2014. He played in all 11 games and completed 118-of-198 passes for 1,560 yards and 15 touchdowns.

In order to make these moves, the Cardinals released wide receiver Travis Harvey, tackle Kelvin Palmer and safety Ross Weaver.


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