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*