Bruce Taylor signed to Arizona Cardinals practice squad

2007 WPDE Zoneman Trophy winner Bruce Taylor is getting his shot in the National Football League. The Arizona Cardinals have signed the linebacker out of Virginia Tech to their practice squad. Taylor was in training camp as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals and was featured on the final episode of HBO's Hard Knocks as one of the final players cut from Marvin Lewis' team. Taylor is the third player with local ties on the Cardinals roster. John Abraham is part of the Cardinals defensive line, and Jaron Brown of Cheraw made the team as an undrafted free agent.

There are now 16 local players on active NFL rosters and 4 players on practice squads:

WPDE All-Zoners and former CCU players in NFL Training Camps

Atlanta Falcons

Cliff Matthews (Cheraw)

Malliciah Goodman (West Florence)

Arizona Cardinals

Jaron Brown (Cheraw)

John Abraham (Lamar)

Bruce Taylor (Myrtle Beach) *practice squad*

Carolina Panthers

Mike Tolbert (CCU)

Josh Norman (CCU)

Cincinnati Bengals

Robert Geathers, Jr. (Carvers Bay)

TJ Johnson (Aynor) *practice squad*

Dallas Cowboys

Justin Durant (Wilson)

Denver Broncos

Robert Ayers (Marlboro County)

Green Bay Packers

Brandon Bostick (West Florence)

Kansas City Chiefs

Junior Hemingway (Conway)

Minnesota Vikings

Jerome Simpson (CCU)

New York Jets

Ryan Quigley (NMB)

Oakland Raiders

Marshall McFadden (Lamar) *practice squad*

Pittsburgh Steelers

Lawrence Timmons (Wilson)

Philadelphia Eagles

Clifton Geathers (Carvers Bay)

San Diego Chargers

Kwame Geathers (Carvers Bay)

Tennessee Titans

Tig Willard (Loris) *practice squad*