Cardinals add OT Ross with 1-year deal
Coming off a loss to the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt looks ahead to the 2009 season.
Over the weekend, Ross participated in the Cardinals' three-day minicamp as an audition. The team was impressed enough with his performance in the minicamp to offer him a contract.
The addition of Ross, who originally entered the league as a fifth -round pick in 1998 with Dallas, should provide Arizona with veteran depth at several offensive line positions. Ross has started in the past at both tackle spots, and can play guard in a pinch.
Ross will be reunited with Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt and assistant head coach/offensive line Russ Grimm. Whisenhunt was the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, and Grimm the offensive line coach, for much of Ross' tenure there.
He has played in Dallas (1998), Pittsburgh (1999-2004), and Arizona (2005-2007).
Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.